Scientist, Tolerance

Watertown, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
January 25 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are seeking a Scientist with a background in autoimmunity to expand our Tolerance team in Research and Development.  The successful candidate will have a passion for driving high-impact projects focused on the development of novel immune-therapeutics.  This position demands effective collaboration with colleagues on different projects and regular presentation of scientific results to multidisciplinary teams and leaders. 

We are proud of our culture and always look to grow our team with people who share our values. We:


  • Squeeze Together: We value teamwork, trust, and transparency as critical components for achieving our mission and exceeding our goals 
  • Question Boundaries: We’re committed to questioning the status quo and changing the world through our people and our science
  • Zap Obstacles: We strive to be pioneers. We’re resilient when it comes to navigating challenges, anticipated or not, scientific and otherwise



  • Isolate immune cells to test on the CellSqueeze platform
  • Design and execute in vitro and in vivo studies to demonstrate proof-of-concept in pre-clinical models of autoimmune disease
  • Contribute to experimental design and development of assays to characterize T cell responses in order to evaluate engineered immune cell function
  • Mentor research associates
  • Manage and support collaborations as a subject matter expert in immunology
  • Clearly communicate findings to management and multidisciplinary group

Candidate must:

  • Work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented setting
  • Have strong work ethic and a team orientation
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and present data 
  • Contribute to project strategy
  • Communicate clearly and concisely

 Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in immunology, biology, or related discipline
  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience in immunology preferred
  • Deep knowledge of mechanism of action for diseases of autoimmunity
  • Hands-on experience with in vivo adoptive transfer models in mice
  • Expertise in in vitro assays and methods such as flow cytometry, ELISA, and intracellular cytokine staining

SQZ Biotechnologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SQZ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. 

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