Research Associate

Research & Development;

Area: Antibody/Protein Expression & Purification, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Position Summary

INGENIA Therapeutics Inc. is a biotech startup company currently located at the Biolabs in Watertown, MA. We strive to develop antibodies to treat multiple diseases, including cancer and inflammatory diseases.

INGENIA Therapeutics Inc. is seeking a talented and experienced Research Associate to drive its discovery research to support our platform and pipeline. The successful candidate will design, execute experiments, and present results internally and externally. Applicants should be outstanding team members and effectively communicate across internal multi-disciplinary teams, as well as with external collaborators. The candidate will need to manage multiple projects in a fast-move, data-driven and results-oriented environment.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Working with internal or external strategic partners to discover novel therapeutic antibodies
  • Cloning, expressing, and purifying antibodies and target proteins from multiple expression hosts (CHO and HEK) to identify mechanism of action of antibodies
  • Skilled in recombinant DNA techniques (Bacterial cell culture and subcloning)
  • Assay development to support antibody biophysical and biochemical characterization (Quantification, FPLC, SEC-HPLC, BLITZ, endotoxin measurement etc.)
  • Maintain accurate and complete electronic laboratory notebooks in accordance with INGENIA’s policy.
  • Establish & update SOP documentation for all relevant processes
  • Prepare & present research reports

Continuously seek and evaluate techniques and opportunities that will improve quality, efficiency or scalability of workflow

  • BS or MS with a strong background in protein biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field
  • 2+ (MS) or 4+ (BS) years of experience in industry or academia
  • Strong attention to details and thorough organization skill
  • Hands-on experience in antibody and/or protein expression and purification (affinity, ion exchange, SEC) methodology is required
  • A desire to learn new things, the ability to remain flexible in a dynamic work environment and adjust priorities in a timely manner

Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.

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