Sr. Research Associate I, Clinical Science


Be part of an innovative cancer immunotherapy discovery team.  You will interact with the Clinical Science, Clinical Development and R&D groups to support ongoing and future clinical trials.

As part of this directive, you will be involved in processing samples and analyzing biomarker data from clinical trials investigating novel oncology treatments.  The successful candidate will have proven laboratory and analytical skills with a desire to learn new techniques and creatively troubleshoot problems.


  • Interact with Director of R&D, and Clinical Science team members to understand project goals and coordinate experiments to achieve corporate goals
  • Support ongoing and future clinical trials by running immune-based assays on clinical samples including patient blood/PBMCs and tumor tissue:
    • Process human blood and tissue samples to prepare them for downstream analyses
    • Perform various cell and nucleic acid-based assays (isolating nucleic acids, flow cytometry, ELISpot, etc.) to contribute to biomarker evaluation
  • Maintain clear and up-to-date notebook records of research objectives, methods, and results
  • Work with outside vendors and collaborators to coordinate shipments of samples
  • Interface with clinical sample database system:
    • Maintain electronic files of assay data, storage locations, etc.
    • Proficiently use and manipulate M.S. Excel files
  • Present research data at shared research meetings with the Clinical Science and R&D teams, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years’ experience in academic or pharmaceutical research
  • The successful candidate must possess:
    • Well-versed in lab safety, sterile technique, and basic GLP
    • Multi-parameter flow cytometry experience
    • Experience with cell culture, PBMC isolation, and/or nucleic acid extraction
    • Willingness to work with human blood and tissue
    • Adept use of Microsoft Office applications with proficiency in Excel
    • Ability to accept direction from senior group members
    • Excellent teamworking skills
    • Good organizational skills and be self-motivated; ability to multi-task is a must
    • Sound analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
    • Excellent record-keeping skills
    • Ability to be flexible with working hours and occasional weekends
  • Desirable Skills include:
    • Experience with FACS data analysis programs (e.g., Flowjo)
    • Familiarity with GraphPad Prism data analyses
    • Experience with clinical database systems (e.g., BioFortis)
    • Previous work with human samples


  • Learns to use professional concepts. Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. Works on problems of limited scope following standard practices and procedures to analyze situations or data. Normally receives detailed instructions on all work.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk, or hear in a standard office environment. In a lab setting, occasionally use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  In the subject line of your email, please enter the exact name of the position for which you’re applying.