Associate Scientist, Cellular Immunotherapy

Cambridge, MA

Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative Cellular Immunotherapy team and contribute to the overall success of our T cell-based immunotherapy program. This new Associate Scientist will join our research group to develop and evaluate novel cellular immunotherapies for clinical applications.

About the role:

  • Use lentiviral vectors to genetically modify freshly isolated T lymphocytes
  • Expansion and maintenance of gene modified T cell cultures
  • Characterize genetically modified primary T lymphocytes using standard immunological assays including flow cytometry
  • Compile and present research data to functional teams
  • Maintain a lab notebook and contribute to support documentation when necessary
  • Contribute to experimental design and project direction
  • Provide critical lab support while working in a collaborative team environment

About you:

  • BS/MS cell biology, immunology or related discipline with 2+ years’ experience in immunology. Cancer immunology a plus.
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture is necessary. Experience with the culture of human T lymphocytes is a plus.
  • Experience with standard immunological assays is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Graphpad Prism is a plus.
  • Experience acquiring and analyzing flow cytometry data
  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines. Superb organizational skills.
  • Bring curiosity and technical excellence to science that directly impacts patients
  • Effectively work independently and as part of a collaborative team comprised of multiple functional groups
  • Capable of critical thinking and problem solving
  • Understanding of safe lab practices and BSL requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • “Do-what-it-takes” attitude
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: be colorful, b cooperative, b yourself
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