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Asylia Therapeutics is a biotech start-up founded by seasoned entrepreneurs to develop novel antibody drugs targeting the fundamental mechanisms governing immunity in cancer and autoimmune disease. Fueled by investments from a world-class investor syndicate led by Sporos Bioventures, Asylia’s platform centers on a drug pipeline capable of modulating antigen presentation to the immune system which has produced unprecedented anti-tumor responses across multiple cancer models.

Position: Research Associate, Immunology

Responsibilities:

Candidate will be a key member for the Asylia Therapeutics team, and as such would be expected to be in keeping with company values. S/he should be a self-motivated, and productive individual that can work in a fast-paced industry environment. Ability to multi-task, as well as a collaborative and cooperative positive attitude are expected of all employees. In addition, the ideal candidate will:

  •  Be experienced in aseptic tissue culture of mammalian cell lines
  • Have expertise in isolation and enrichment of primary cell subsets from PBMC or tumor
  • Have expertise in routine cell-based functional assays (including CTL killing assays, ADCP, ELISpot, etc.)
  • Be experienced in primary cell cultures, especially T-cells and monocyte lineages
  • Have experienced in other common molecular biology and other laboratory techniques including FACS, ELISA, and Immunoblot.
  • Well trained in aspectic manipulation/handling of reagents and samples
  • Adhere to SOPs, and be capable of writing SOPs for novel methods
  • Design, execute, and evaluate experiments – both independently and with others
  • Assist in optimization and troubleshooting of technical challenges
  • Possess good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Participate and present at project meetings to discuss results
  • Keep organized and detailed records using an electronic laboratory notebook

Degree Qualifications:

Applicant must have a degree from below in relevant fields of oncology, immunology, or a related field:

  • Master’s degree in relevant fields with 3-5 years of postgraduate experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields with over 5 years of postgraduate experience

Other Qualifications:

  • Direct experience various enrichment kits for cell subtype isolation
  • Experience with isolation of cells from animal tumor models
  • Expertise with flow cytometry techniques, and data analysis
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Compensation/benefits:

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience
  • Incentive stock option and healthcare benefit plans available

Position type:

Full-time, on-site

Location:

JLABS@TMC, Houston, Texas

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Asylia Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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