Fresh Wind Biotech is a privately held biotechnology company that is focusing on developing cutting-edge cell therapies as treatments in multiple solid tumors to address the unmet medical needs. We are looking for energetic candidates with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. We believe that the individual career development can be integrated into the overall mission. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Scientist, TIL Cell Therapy
The Preclinical TIL Cell Therapy Research team is seeking an experienced and driven Research Scientist with a strong background in immune-oncology and T cell biology to advance anti-tumor cell therapies using tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). This position will lead efforts for development and optimization of TIL derived T cell therapy against solid tumor malignancies.
Responsible for the development and optimization of TIL isolation and expansion from tumor tissues, including conceiving and developing novel in vitro assays/models to evaluate T cell functionality;
Foster the development of new programs in solid tumor malignancy indications, including identifying key mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in the tumor microenvironment;
Provide mentorship and guidance for outlining studies to junior team members.
Qualifications & Experience:
Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell or Cancer Biology, or a related field with at least 3 years of experience, postdoctoral training included;
Prior experience in cell therapy preferred, though a track record of oncology drug discovery in other treatment modalities such as biologics or small molecules may also be valuable;
Expertise in assessing T cell biology and activity through typically utilized functional assays measuring cellular activation, cytokine release, proliferation, and cytotoxicity;
Strong organizational as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are required to communicate project status and strategy to leadership.