Associate Scientist

Philadelphia, PA (CIC) /
Research – Discovery /
/ On-site
Carisma Therapeutics is looking for an Associate Scientist or Scientist to join its Research and Discovery team. The team is focused on applying molecular engineering to develop novel macrophage-based therapies with broad applications in cancer and non-oncology. The successful candidate will be able to characterize early-stage cell therapies using variousin vitro techniques. They will alsobe able to advance concurrent projects, working independently and as part of a team.  
The culture at Carisma Therapeutics reflects the pioneering nature of the company’swork in developinginnovativeimmunotherapies for human diseases. Employees come to work every day knowing their actions will have profound value. The team is a close-knit group and has cultivated an atmosphere that is fun, collegial, goal-focused, and fast-paced. There is a great passion for advancing exciting science while building a successful company. 
Reporting to a Senior Scientist, the chosen candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. This position requires a deep understanding of molecular biology andcell culture techniques, along with the ability to apply that knowledge for optimization and troubleshooting. This position is based in Philadelphia, PA. 


    • Design and implement in vitro experiments following appropriate laboratory procedures and techniques with minimal supervision
    • Work closely with Scientists to perform laboratory processes, including mammalian cell culture, ELISA, virus production, and flow cytometry
    • Analyze data, interpret results, and record accurate electronic laboratory notebook
    • Prepare and deliver presentations at team meetings
    • Troubleshoot/optimize experiments and procedures
    • Keep current with advances in the company’s area of research interest
    • Flexible to support multiple research projects as the company grows
    • Perform other duties as assigned 


    • MS/BS degree with 3+ years of experience in industry in bioengineering, immunology, biology, pharmacology, or a related scientific discipline
    • Highest moral and ethical integrity
    • Experience maintaining and manipulating primary mammalian cells
    • Experience running flow cytometry and analyzing data in FlowJo
    • Experience with lentiviral production and purification
    • Experience with fundamental molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, RNA/DNA isolation/purification, restriction digest/vector construction, ELISA, and western blots
    • Ability to analyze, interpret, and act on data generated during experiments
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Carisma Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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