Senior Research Associate, Translational Sciences

Santa Monica

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Senior Research Associate in our Translational Sciences group. Your work will support Neogene’s efforts in developing TCR-based immunotherapies for solid tumors. Under minimal supervision, you will be expected to perform experiments, organize and analyze results, and communicate and present findings in team meetings as well as provide support during regulatory filings. You will also be asked to perform other duties as required. This role will be a hands-on role reporting into a Principal Scientist.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute cell-based functional assays to select and characterize candidate molecules for clinical development.
  • Execute in vitro assays and mouse models to address basic efficacy and safety aspects of the selected candidate molecules.
  • Maintain, bank and engineer cell lines using viral and non-viral techniques to support in vitro and in vivo assays.
  • Analyze biospecimens from clinical trial.
  • Document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail.
  • Analyze, organize, and communicate results at team
  • Provide support in writing and reviewing reports and/or data verification during regulatory filings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years of experience, or Master’s degree in related scientific discipline
  • Background in immunology and/or immunotherapy is strongly preferred. Prior experience in working with engineered T-cells is desired.
  • Proficient in cell culture aseptic techniques.
  • Hands-on expertise in maintaining multiple human cell lines.
  • Hands-on experience with T-cell functional characterization assays including in vitro cytotoxicity, proliferation, and cytokine/chemokine measurements.
  • Ability to prepare, acquire, and analyze samples for multi-parameter flow cytometric studies
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction.
  • Willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

If you are interested please submit your electronic application including cover letter and CV to

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