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Senior Research Associate, Bioassays

Vaxess Technologies

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Vaccine
  • Post Date: 07/23/2024
  • Email: careers@vaxess.com
  • Website: vaxess.com
  • Company Address: 127 Western Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134

About Vaxess Technologies

Vaxess Technologies is a venture capital and Gates Foundation-backed life science company developing novel vaccine formulations and delivery technologies based on its proprietary silk platform.

Job Description

Vaxess Technologies is developing next generation vaccines and therapies based on its proprietary MIMIX™ Microneedle
Array Patch technology. MIMIX™ enables self-administration of vaccines and therapeutics to the skin with potential for
improved shelf-stability, tolerability, and efficacy. We are committed to enabling products that are accessible to patients
around the world.
Research & development at Vaxess is cross-disciplinary, integrating biology, chemistry, immunology, materials science,
and engineering to address important unmet medical needs in vaccines and therapeutics. We are seeking a talented,
collaborative, and highly motivated individual with expertise in bioassays to join our core team of scientists and
engineers. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a thriving clinical-stage biotech company bringing innovative
technology to the global market.
Responsibilities
• Perform assays to characterize vaccine antigens and therapeutics and assess their biological functions.
• Perform routine tissue culture, maintaining cell lines needed in the bioassays and other cell biology
characterization work.
• Support method development and qualification of bioassays.
• Contribute to experimental planning; analyze data, communicate results, and present work in team meetings.
• Collaborate closely with scientists and engineers to advance novel vaccine and therapeutic candidates from
research through Phase I/II clinical trials.
• Monitor, acquire and maintain cell culture media, assay reagents, materials & consumables for the team.
• Maintain accurate and timely laboratory records and electronic lab notebook entries.
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in one of the Biological Life Sciences with at least 3 years of biopharmaceutical industry.
experience OR Master’s degree in those fields with 1+ years of industry experience.
• Hands-on experience with cell-based assays, immunoassays, tissue culture methods and other biologic
characterization techniques, including ELISAs, SDS-PAGE / Western Blotting, Transfection, PCR, Flow Cytometry
and Spectroscopy.
• Experience working with mRNA and lipid or polymer delivery systems is highly desirable.
• Experience working in a GxP environment is a plus.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Vaxess, a venture-backed clinical-stage life sciences company, is building a team of exceptional people to rapidly advance
products on the MIMIX™ platform. We work closely as a team and thrive in a dynamic, exciting, and engaging work
environment. If you’re interested in joining the Vaxess team, please submit your CV/resume to careers@vaxess.com