Research Associate

New York, New York
September 19 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join a team developing cancer therapeutics in the Cancer Immunobiology department at our Immuno-Oncology Research and Development Center of Excellence in New York City. Do you have a basic knowledge of cancer immunology with prior academic and/or industry experience? You primary responsibility is to provide support for the discovery and development of novel cancer immunotherapeutic molecules. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting are required.
Additional responsibilities may include:
  • Assist to characterize the mechanism of action of novel cancer immunotherapies
  • Contribute to the validation of novel targets by running functional in vitro studies using primary and non-primary cells
  • Isolate T cells and other immune cell types from human blood
  • Cell based immunological and functional assays: immunophenotyping by flow cytometry, T cell activation, T cell tumor killing, NK cell activation, reporter assays, signaling assays, proliferation, cytokine production
  • Mammalian cell culture: transfections, stable clone selection, flow cytometry
  • Protein analysis: SDS-PAGE, immunoblot, immunoprecipitation, ELISA
  • Maintain a detailed and organized lab notebook
  • Laboratory maintenance: inventory, purchasing, reagent preparation, etc.
  • Provide written and verbal communication of work, write study reports
  • Attend and contribute in project team meetings

Company Overview

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world. #WeAreLilly

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences (ex. Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology) with at least 2 years of laboratory research experience or
  • M.S. Degree in Biological Sciences with research experience

Additional Information

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently balance varied experiments while maintaining quality results
  • Ability to work with human blood samples

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