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Biologist, Immunologist as Research Associate - Cancer Immunotherapy Discovery (m/f)

Job ID: 3112586434

Research Associate - Cancer Immunotherapy Discovery (temporary)

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Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich





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Temporary Employee

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Individual Contributor


Roche Pharmaceuticals



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Roche is expanding its Cancer Immunotherapy (CIT) group at the Roche Innovation Center Zurich and we are hiring a Research Associate to support our team temporary. As a Research Associate, you will interact closely with scientists and other associates, and work on a novel class of cancer immunotherapies. You will have some of these responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of in vitro cell cultures
  • PBMC isolation
  • Supporting the work of senior scientists by performing in vitro assays based on tumor/immune cell cultures and co-cultures
  • Assessment of antibody binding, antibody-mediated tumor cell killing, immune cell phenotyping, assessment of activation, proliferation and cytokine secretion
  • Routine quality controls of molecules and batches
  • Data analysis and interpretation, contribution to preparation of scientific presentations and writing of scientific reports
  • Laboratory manager responsibilities including daily lab routine, ordering supplies, monitoring inventory and contracts will also be required

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

For this position you bring the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor, Master’s degree or Lab technician with recent research experience in cell biology or tumor immunology (no PhD)
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, PBMC isolation and handling
  • Excellent experience with tumor cell-immune cell cultures and co-cultures, various cell biology techniques and state-of-the art immunoprofiling techniques for functional characterization of immune cell responses (multiparametric analysis by flow cytometry, MACS sorting, ELISA, luminescence)
  • Good written and verbal English is mandatory
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively and independently within a diverse group of people
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to take initiative and work according to time-lines

Who we are

The Roche Innovation Center Zurich (Roche Glycart AG) is active in the research and development of engineered therapeutic antibodies, with a focus on the fields of cancer immunotherapy. Part of the Roche Group since 2005, it currently employs about 140 people. Read more.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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