• Associate Scientist, Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering

    Job ID
    2018-1144
    Category
    Research & Development
    Job Location
    US-MA-Cambridge
  • Company Summary

    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage immunotherapy company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by developing therapies that enable the immune system to attack tumors and provide long‑lasting benefits to patients. Through the use of its Translational Science Platform, Jounce first focuses on specific cell types within tumors to prioritize targets, and then identifies related biomarkers designed to match the right therapy to the right patient. Jounce’s lead product candidate, JTX-2011, is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS and is currently in the Phase 2 portion of the Phase 1/2 ICONIC trial. For more information, please visit www.jouncetx.com.

    Role / Responsibilities

    The Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering group at Jounce Therapeutics is looking for an individual experienced in antibody and protein characterization.  The successful candidate will play an important role in the discovery and development of novel biotherapeutics for immuno-oncology.  S/he will be responsible for screening and characterizing therapeutic antibodies and proteins using biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology techniques.  S/he will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally as part of internal multi-disciplinary program teams and will take a lead role in experimental design and planning, conducting experiments, and communicating results.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Performing screening assays for therapeutic lead selection
    • Characterization of target proteins and interactions
    • Developing and implementing new immunoassays in various formats
    • Working cross-functionally as part of internal multi-disciplinary project teams
    • Recording and communicating findings in a timely manner

    Qualifications

    • S/M.S. in Biochemistry or a related discipline with 5+ years of industry research experience
    • Experience with protein binding assays (ForteBio Octet, ELISA, Biacore)
    • Experience with flow cytometry
    • Experience with automation and liquid handling (Tecan, Hamilton), a plus
    • Experience with antibody discovery technologies (in vitro display, rodent immunizations), a plus
    • Experience with vector design, protein expression and purification, and protein analytics, a plus
    • Excellent attention to detail, strong documentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal), required

     

     

    To apply, please visit https://careers-jouncetx.icims.com/.

    Statement

    Jounce Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in it’s employment decisions on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, or political beliefs.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.

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