Jounce Therapeutics

  • Research Associate/Associate Scientist

    Job ID
    2019-1174
    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 the human tumor microenvironment (TME) to prioritize targets, and then identifies related biomarkers designed to match the right immunotherapy to the right patient. Jounce has three development stage programs: its two clinical product candidates, JTX-2011, a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS, and JTX-4014, a monoclonal antibody that binds to PD-1 to be used in combination with its pipeline of future product candidates, and JTX-8064, a monoclonal antibody that binds to Leukocyte Immunoglobulin Like Receptor B2 (LILRB2) that is currently in the IND-enabling phase. For more information, please visit www.jouncetx.com.

    Role / Responsibilities

    We are looking for a creative and highly motivated research associate/associate scientist to join the Translational Genomics department at Jounce Therapeutics.  The successful candidate will be an integral team member supporting the translational science efforts that help transition novel immune-oncology biologics from bench to bedside.  Primary responsibilities include the design and execution of gene expression and genomics-based experiments. In addition, the candidate will work with other lab members to harness and implement new technology within the genomics space.  Job responsibilities include careful design and execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, thorough documentation of work, and clear communication of results both in group settings and in written reports. If you are a highly-motivated self-starter who likes working on innovative research projects and collaborative teams, this is the job for you!

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Design and execution of gene expression studies and other genomics-based experiments.
    • Thorough documentation of experiments and communication of results across functional teams.
    • Independently design, troublehoot, and perform experiments.
    • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies.
    • Provide support to further capabilities in the genomics lab by assisting with new technology development

     

    Qualifications

    • S. or M.S. with 0-2 years of relevant laboratory experience in immunology, oncology or a related field. Industry experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with DNA and/or RNA based assays.
    • Preferred experience with Nanostring, Fluidigm, qPCR, DNA/RNA extractions, NGS, library preparation, difficult sample processing (i.e. FFPE).
    • Ability to independently analyze data and troubleshoot when necessary.
    • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
    • Demonstrates an insatiable scientific curiosity and drive for learning new technologies.
    • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment with colleagues from diverse disciplines.

    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.

     

     

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

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