Team Lead, Immune Synapse Validation Platform

Research & Development Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Position Overview:
We are seeking a a talented and highly motivated Senior Scientist to join us in discovery of disease relevant immune synapses. The candidate will lead a team of junior scientist and will be responsible for development, standardization, automatization and deployment of techniques for prioritization of therapeutically-relevant targets. Data generated by the group will drive the development of therapies to make a meaningful difference for patients suffering from cancer or autoimmune diseases.

This position will report to Director, Immunology and will be part of a matrixed team which includes colleagues from Immunology, Platform technologies, Computational biology, and Protein engineering teams.

Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to evolving priorities are a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the recombinant TCR team. The candidate will be responsible for program related, scientific and operational objectives.
  • Establish, optimize and qualify assays for confirmation and prioritization of target antigens and TCRs
  • Streamline and automate approaches
  • Work closely with program teams, including Autoimmunity and Oncology Team
  • Work with and guide more junior researchers to design disease- and program-relevant experiments and strategies
  • Provide scientific, project and laboratory leadership to junior scientific staff
  • Analyze, summarize and communicate data to the leadership and project teams
  • Collaborate closely with Platform Technology and Computational Biology

teams for smooth and swift execution of discovery and translational medicine programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. in Molecular Biology, Immunology or similar field with minimum of 5 years working experience in academia or industry.
  • In depth knowledge of TCR and recombinant TCR systems, including viral and non-viral transfers
  • In depth knowledge of molecular biology, design of transgene constructs, cloning and expression of the transgene in primary human cells and in cell lines
  • Experience with TCR sequencing
  • Working knowledge of T cell immunology, including laboratory techniques related to assessment of T cell function and specificity
  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry for T cell characterization. Experience with T cell-based assays such as MHC/peptide tetramer, ELISpot, Luminex, and cytotoxicity
  • Experience with automatization is a strong plus
  • Highly adaptable and responsive to evolving strategic, technical and business opportunities
  • Excellent attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven track record of being personable, energetic, accountable, and an effective communicator
  • Must work well independently as well as an integral part of the team


Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture. Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce.  We believe in actively pursuing equity in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and take action as a company where we can make a difference.

 

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.