Research Associate, Cancer Immunology

Massachusetts
Research
Full-time

About Dragonfly
Founded in 2015 by Dr. Tyler Jacks, head of the Koch Institute at MIT, Dr. David Raulet, one of the world's leading experts in Natural Killer (NK) cell biology, and Bill Haney, a longtime tech entrepreneur and investor, Dragonfly Therapeutics develops novel first-in-class therapeutics targeted at Natural Killer cells and other cells of the innate immune system. Our therapies are designed to counterbalance immune suppressive factors present in the tumor microenvironment and mobilize anti-cancer immune responses, and are expected to be potent as single agents as well as in treatment combinations with existing cancer immunotherapies – such as T cell treatments.  Dragonfly’s Scientific Advisory Board and founders are major figures in cancer biology and immunology, and launched Dragonfly to harness the power of the immune system to provide breakthrough cancer treatments for patients. 

Research Associate, Cancer Immunology
Dragonfly Therapeutics seeks an enthusiastic and motivated Research Associate to support new cancer drug development. The successful candidate will work with Dragonfly’s team to discover and develop novel therapies that stimulate immune responses against solid and hematologic cancers.

Responsibilities:
·         Primary immune cell isolation and propagation in culture
·         Maintenance of cancer cell lines and development of cell line derivatives
·         In vivo mouse studies (e.g. injection, tumor inoculation and growth monitoring, necropsy)
·         Flow cytometry based phenotyping and functional analysis of immune cells
·         Characterization of novel therapeutics by cell-based functional assays, and binding assays
·         Execute SOPs, generate new assays and troubleshoot when needed
·         Generate, analyze, interpret, organize, and present experimental data
·         Manage daily work flow independently and seek advice when appropriate
·         Work collaboratively within the Dragonfly team
 
Qualifications:
·         B.S. or M.S. degree in biology, immunology, or relevant field
·         2+ years of relevant research experience, industry experience is a plus
·         Understanding of immunology, cell and molecular biology, and cancer biology
·         Experience with primary cell culture, preferably of T or NK cells
·         Practiced in multi-colored flow cytometric analysis including phenotyping, and cytokine staining
·         Knowledge of basic cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry techniques
·         Proficiency with data analysis methods and software
·         Strong organizational and record-keeping skills, and written and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to multi-task with a high attention to detail
·         Ability to work in concert with a team as well as independently
·         Self-motivated, conscientious, and enthusiastic about curing cancer

We look forward to talking with you!