Research Associate / Associate Scientist

Job Description

The Research Associate/ Associate Scientist will report, either directly or indirectly, to the Director
of Human Immuno-Oncology Bioassays , Research and Drug Discovery . The candidate will be
responsible for supporting functional validation of immunomodulatory molecules discovered by
Compugen as well as Compugen’s clinical assets. The candidate will be responsible for planning
and conducting experiments, recording and analyzing data, presenting results and writing research
reports. The candidate is expected to perform independently hands-on experimental work but also
to collaborate in a multi-functional team.

  • Plan, execute and analyze in-vitro functional assays: Perform immune functional assays in-vitro with primary human cells and cell lines
  • Design and establish experimental systems for evaluating human immunomodulatory molecules on various immune cell subsets (myeloid, T cells, NK cells)
  • Record results in laboratory notebook, prepare written reports and oral presentations in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure timely progress of research projects according to the pipeline prioritization

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Life science, medical science or related field, or MSc with at least 3 years laboratory experience after completion of degree
  • Background in immunological research in academic or industrial environment  – must
  • Proficiency in cell culture of cell lines and of human primary immune cells – must
  • Experience in immune cell functional assays in-vitro – must
  • Experience with multicolor FACS analysis – must
  • Background in immune-oncology would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English) are required
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and activities
  • Ability to work independently; proactively addresses issues and troubleshoots problems
  • Maintains excellent working relationships with colleagues and collaborators
  • Well organized, efficient and systematic
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