Research Associate (In Vitro)

Company Summary: 
OncoPep Inc, is an early clinical-stage biotechnology company (Cambridge, MA) focused on developing immunotherapeutics (specifically peptide-based cancer vaccines and non-engineered T cells for the treatment of cancer). The Company’s lead drug candidate is PVX-410, an HLA-restricted, multi-peptide vaccine targeting tumor antigens overexpressed in hematologic and solid tumors. To date, PVX-410 has been evaluated in Phase 1 trials evaluating safety and immunogenicity in patients with Multiple Myeloma (MM) and Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) and is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for TNBC.

Position Description:
We are looking to expand our Research team by recruiting a skilled Research Associate in cellular/molecular biology to join our growing team. The candidate will primarily work with molecular and cell biology techniques including culture of primary cells and cell lines, flow cytometry, ELISA, and western blot. He/She will play an important role in the discovery and development of novel biotherapeutics for immuno-oncology. He/she will be responsible for generating the tools necessary for evaluation and screening of lead candidate therapeutics. He/she will be expected to participate in experimental design, conduct experiments, optimize throughput, maintain detailed records, and generate standard operating procedures.


  • Minimum BS plus one year of relevant experience
  • A candidate who loves to create novel, and impactful therapeutic approaches and is excited to translate scientific discoveries into cancer therapies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and aseptic techniques and cell-based assays
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of assay formats such as ELISAs, Western blotting, flow cytometry, multiplexed cytokine assays
  • General laboratory assistance
  • Careful record keeping

What are we offering?

  • A dynamic, fun, and learning culture in an exciting field
  • Exposure to pioneering science and the full scope of the drug development process
  • Innovative thinking: speed of adopting new technologies, clear prioritization, and using analytics to accelerate agile development
  • A unique opportunity to help develop the platform and strategy of a burgeoning company and the evolution of a new research and discovery team
  • Mentorship from experienced industry leaders who are passionate about science and enabling mentees to achieve their potential and beyond

Work Environment: This is a fast-growing organization which requires independence, strong communication skills and transparency, flexibility, a hands-on attitude, and willingness to tackle multi-disciplinary challenges. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally is required; it is anticipated that this will be 10 % of work time.

Physical Demands: The physical demands are representative of an office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OncoPep is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. OncoPep also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of applicable law.

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