We are currently seeking a Full Time RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (CMC-PD) for our PROCESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT to support our team. This position will work in Houston, Texas. Your analytical reasoning and action-oriented style as well as your organization and communication skills will contribute to the team’s success. This position will perform complex, highly specialized and time sensitive technical cell manipulation and/or perform analytical tests to characterize and assess the functionality of final products under supervision.
The main responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to the following tasks:
• Performs aseptic cell growth and manipulation procedures such as cell isolation or enrichment, sorting, culture, cellular product cryopreservation, and cell product thaw/wash.
• Performs accurate calculations to determine cell viability, dilutions and cell concentrations.
• Performs cell-based studies or assays for product development, assay development, or product characterization.
• Strong hands-on skills in immunological, biochemical and molecular techniques including multi-parameter flow cytometry and qPCR.
• Performs and handles human peripheral blood for processing and product manufacture.
• Performs manual or automated primary cell isolation using established density gradient methods (Sepax or Ficoll gradients).
• Understands the study design and follow the instructions to execute experiments and analytical tests.
• Maintains accurate documentation in compliance with SOPs and appropriate federal and local regulations. Upload studies to electronic notebook in a timely manner.
• Performs quality control testing, routine equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.
• Orders and stock critical supplies and reagents for the projects and maintain inventories.
• Other duties as assigned.
The qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field. PREFERRED: Master’s Degree.
• Three (3) years of experience in a medical device or pharmaceutical industry preferred.
• Basic knowledge of primary cell culture and aseptic handling of cultures.
• Experience using various relevant equipment including but not limited to flow cytometers, qPCR machines, cell separation devices and automated cell counters.
• Prefer experience with growing T-lymphocytes and a strong background in flowcytometry.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
We expect a high degree of independent working, analytical reasoning and excellent communication skills. You embrace rapidly changing requirements with an open mind, think outside the box and show a high degree of flexibility in an environment which is marked by a constant striving for excellence. You approach tasks in a structured,
reliable and foresighted manner, combined with an elevated level of individual responsibility, enthusiasm and strong social skills.
• Ability to prioritize and adapt quickly in a fast-paced and changing industry.
• Proactively drive quality and efficiency to meet timelines and milestones to deliver high quality data management deliverables.
What Immatics Offers
We are a committed and inspired team and cherish the collegial, highly motivated and family-friendly atmosphere within Immatics. Our culture allows for a high level of originality, independent thinking and initiative. We believe in supporting our employees’ professional and social skills. Immatics offers partial subsidized health, dental and vision
insurance, 401(k), 160 hours of PTO annually, paid holidays, paid parking, paid short/long term disability/AD&D and life insurance.
If you’re interested in working for Immatics, please forward you CV along with a letter of introduction via e-mail to RecruitingUS@immatics.com. For more detailed information about Immatics and privacy protection visit www.immatics.com.