Research Associate

At Celgene / Juno Therapeutics, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

Activities and responsibilities

Juno Therapeutics GmbH in Munich is seeking Research Associate to contribute to the development of a novel cell/gene therapy manufacturing platform. The Research Associate will be responsible for providing experimental support for the project including measuring and maintaining critical quality attributes of gene-engineered T cells. This position requires close cooperation with experts in bioengineering and medical device development.


What great looks like in this role
You will have a strong foundation in human T cell biology and a proven track-record of utilization of a broad range of in vitro cell-based and molecular assays using human immune and tumor cells.


Daily and Monthly Responsibilities
  • Develop, execute, and troubleshoot experiments for the development of a robust T cell manufacturing platform for engineering human primary T-cells.
  • Work with human blood specimens (including: stimulation with different agents, cultivation, genetic modification etc.).
  • Generate material to support experiments.
  • Execution of different cell sorting techniques.
  • Development of new procedures and functional tests.
  • Largely self-organized laboratory work with skilled colleagues that may include exchange across functional teams.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebook and documentation of experimental results.

Qualification profile

Knowledge and skills required
  • A Bachelor, Master or Laboratory Technician degree with 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience in handling and culture of human primary cells.
  • Profound experience with flow cytometry (sample preparation, data acquisition, and analysis).
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English (required) and German (beneficial).
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment according to set priorities and timelines.
  • Strong willingness to learn new cutting-edge methodologies.
  • Strong organization, documentation, time management, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of flow cytometry analysis software (FlowJo) as well as statistical software (Prism).
  • Experience with T cell manufacturing process.
  • Knowledge or experience with microfluidics is a plus.
  • Immunological background is of benefit.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional scientific environment.
  • Understanding the rationale and scientific backgrounds of the projects and experiments.

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https://jobs.celgene.com/jobs/POSTING-3-15704?lang=en-us

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About Juno Therapeutics GmbH

Juno Therapeutics GmbH is an innovative German subsidiary of a fast-growing American biotechnology company in the field of adaptive cell therapy (www.junotherapeutics.com) with headquarters in Munich. Our goal is to develop new immunotherapies for the treatment of tumors.
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