Job classification and location: Full-time, salary (exempt) in Rockville, MD.
You will be joining a team of independent, highly skilled Scientists working to support the pre-clinical and clinical teams with exceptional immunology research skills. Your main responsibility will be to perform multi-parameter flow cytometry including panel design (>12 colors), instrument set-up, sample acquisition and data analysis. Additional duties and responsibilities include:
Generate novel methods and/or work with method developers to develop, transfer, and validate appropriate flow cytometry assays
Perform ex vivo and in vitro assays for immuno-oncology relevant endpoints such as ELISA and multiplex cytokine assays (e.g. Luminex and MSD)
Responsible for the quality and efficiency of studies performed within the pre-clinical and clinical laboratory
Responsible for training internal staff or external collaborators on scientific processes
Responsible for scheduling and planning to effectively manage workload
Ensure compliance under the established procedures and work in a environment in a regulated laboratory
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
Ph.D. in immunology, cellular and/or tumor biology or a closely related field (required) with 0-3 years of experience in academia/industry. (preferred)
Proficient in multi-parameter flow cytometry including panel design (>12 colors, instrument set-up, sample acquisition, data analysis)
Strong data analysis experience using Flowjo, Diva software and other FACS related analysis tools
Experience with PK/PD, in vitro T-cell functional characterization assays including in vitro cytotoxicity, proliferation, and cytokine/chemokine measurements.
Proficiency in the analysis and understanding of immune cells and molecules.
Perform ex vivo and in vitro assays for immuno-oncology relevant endpoints (e.g. ELISA and multiplex cytokine assays)
Preparation and handling of primary specimens, including peripheral blood, ascites, other liquid biospecimens.
Primary immune cell culture (experience with T cells, NK cells, Dendritic cells, Macrophages)
Sample preparation (murine or human tissues/cells) for immunostaining and acquisition by flow cytometry
Maintain laboratory records and notebook, organize and compile data, and write weekly reports on results
Experience in data interpretation and statistical analysis.
Manage timelines and deliverables and develop reports for various projects.
Coordinate parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.
Strong planning, organizational, computer, written and verbal communication skills.
Physical demands and work environment
Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel.
Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility
Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing.
In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees
Internal Number: 15847
About Champions Oncology
Champions Oncology provides an end-to-end range of oncology research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of drug development. As a growing Contract Research Organization (CRO), our work environment is fast-paced, challenging and ever adapting to meet the needs and timelines of our pharmaceutical-clients. Our team is passionate and self-motivated working together to accelerate the challenges of oncology drug development and ultimately improve patients’ lives around the world.