Associate Scientist II, Immunotherapy (495)

Cambridge, MA

Target ID and Evaluation


Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative Cellular Immunotherapy team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene-based immunotherapy approach. This new Associate Scientist will join our target validation group to evaluate novel molecular targets for clinical applications. 

About the job:

  • Work in a cross-functional team focused on validating novel targets for T Cell immunotherapies
  • Mammalian cell tissue culture
  • mRNA extraction and qRT-PCR
  • Protein detection assays including western blot, flow cytometry, and ELISA/Luminex
  • Compile and present research data to the team
  • Maintain a lab notebook and contribute to support documentation when necessary
  • Effectively interface with other scientific groups in bluebird bio to facilitate the success of projects

About you:

  • BS/MS cell biology, molecular biology, immunology or related discipline with 2+ years’ experience.
  • Experience with qRT-PCR and protein detection assays (e.g. western blot, ELISA) are required
  • Flow cytometry experience a plus
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture is necessary. Experience with the culture of human T lymphocytes is a plus.
  • Understanding of safe lab practices and BSL requirements
  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines. Superb organizational skills.
  • Effectively work independently and as part of a collaborative team comprised of multiple functional groups
  • Bring curiosity and technical excellence to science that directly impacts patients
  • Capable of critical thinking and problem solving
  • 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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