Research Associate, Exploratory

We are seeking a highly-motivated and passionate Research Associate for our Strategic Partnerships and Exploratory team. The selected individual will work on high-impact projects focused on the development of novel therapeutics for both internal projects and external partnerships. The successful candidate will contribute by utilizing cellular assays, immune cell phenotyping and pharmacology models including experiments focused on genome editing, cellular reprogramming, and development of cell-based therapies. This person will also be able to routinely collaborate with colleagues on a range of projects, both internal and external. This position represents a unique opportunity to interact with the greater scientific community including a spectrum of pharma and biotech partners involved in cutting-edge developments. Candidates must be able to start between May and June 2018. 

At SQZ, we're proud of our culture and always look to grow our team with people who share our values. We:
  • Squeeze Together: We value teamwork, trust, and transparency as critical components for achieving our mission and exceeding our goals 
  • Question Boundaries: We’re committed to questioning the status quo and changing the world through our people and our science
  • Zap Obstacles: We strive to be pioneers. We’re resilient when it comes to navigating challenges, anticipated or not, scientific and otherwise

  • Conduct in vivo and in vitro experiments in preclinical models of disease, including development and testing of cell-based therapies
  • Isolation, expansion, and maintenance of immune cells  
  • Characterization of cells using standard immunological assays 
  • Deliver biomolecules to cells using the SQZ device  
  • Maintain a lab notebook and contribute to supportive documentation when necessary 
  • Contribute to experimental design and project direction 
  • Provide critical lab support while working in a collaborative team environment 
Candidate must:
  • Be comfortable working independently and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Enjoy working in collaborative team-based environment 
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and present data 
  • Keep up-to-date with the literature related to his/her field 
  • Demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and “can-do”
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific field 
  • Expertise in aseptic technique and cell culture with an emphasis on primary immune cells preferred
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. DNA extraction and PCR) 
  • Familiarity with in vivo immunological techniques preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Excel and experience with GraphPad Prism or similar statistical software preferred 
  • Understanding of safe lab practices and BSL requirements

SQZ Biotechnologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SQZ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. 

Local candidates only please. 

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