Senior Research Associate, Oncology

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Senior Research Associate, Oncology

Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich

As a Research Asscociate, you will join the CIT-2 Department at Roche Innovation Center Zürich (Schlieren, Switzerland) and interact closely with a team of scientists working on novel classes of cancer immunotherapy agents.

You will focus on performing in vitro biological assays to characterize the activity of new molecules.

The principal responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of in vitro cell cultures
  • PBMC isolation
  • Supporting the work of senior scientists by performing in vitro assays based on tumor/immune cell cultures and co-cultures Assessment of antibody binding, antibody-mediated tumor cell killing, immune cell phenotyping, assessment of activation, proliferation and cytokine secretion
  • Routine quality controls of molecules and batches
  • Data analysis and interpretation, contribution to preparation of scientific présentations and writing of scientific reports
  • Presentation of generated data packages in project team meetings
  • Laboratory manager responsibilities including daily lab routine, ordering supplies, monitoring inventory and contracts will also be required

The position is permanent and intended to start in June 2017.

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

For this position you bring the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor, Master’s degree or Lab technician with recent research experience in cell biology or tumor immunology (PhD graduates will not be considered)
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, PBMC isolation and handling
  • Excellent experience with tumor cell-immune cell cultures and co-cultures, various cell biology techniques and state-of- the art immunoprofiling techniques for functional characterization of immune cell responses (multiparametric analysis by flow cytometry,
  • MACS sorting, ELISA, luminescence)
  • Good written and verbal English is mandatory
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively and independently within a diverse group of people
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to take initiative and work according to time-lines

The Roche Innovation Center Zurich (Roche Glycart AG) is active in the research and development of engineered therapeutic antibodies, with a focus on the fields of cancer immunotherapy.Part of the Roche Group since 2005, it currently employs about 140 people. Read more .

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Location Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich
  • Function Research
  • Subfunction Biology
  • Schedule Full-time
  • Job level Individual Contributor
  • Job type Regular Employee
  • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Posted since 2018/03/11
  • Job-ID 3103084715

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