Immuno-Oncology Biologics Discovery Scientist

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
The Opportunity:
In this role, you will report to Supervisor, Scientific Services and will work closely with the Avantor’s Lab and Production Services team of over 1,500 on- and off-site expert personnel – and our customers – to perform customized, mission-based lab work and research protocols that help return time back to science.
Location: Springhouse, PA 19477
Schedule: 1st Shift M-F/ 7:30am to 4pm
Salary: 85K
Annual Bonus: 5%
  • Health and Wellness: Medical, Dental, Vision and Wellness programs (eligible for medical coverage on day 1)
  • Time Off: Paid Time Off (PTO), Company paid holidays, Choice holidays etc.
  • Financial Well Being: Spending Accounts: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA), commuter benefits, 401(k), tuition assistance, employee stock purchase plan discount
  • Added Protection Coverage: To include critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident, legal, identity theft protection, pet, auto and home insurance
  • Recognition: Celebrate your peers and earn points to redeem on gifts and products .
What we’re looking for
  • Education: Master's degree in Science
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience or a B.S./B.A. with 6-9 years of experience in cell biology or immunology.
  • Collaboration Tool: Knowledge of Information intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Flow cytometry experience, assay development skills and ability to perform cell functional assays are required.
  • Experience with assays such as ELISA, MSD, Western Blot, etc is ideal. Previous experience in analyzing biological specimens in presence of therapeutics and a strong background in cancer biology are preferred.
  • Previous translational research experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical environment is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Able to effectively present scientific data and concepts to in-house research forums and outside professional meetings is required.
How you will thrive and create an impact
Avantor’s Lab and Production Services team is a crucial part of the Avantor Services group serving over 500 customers in biopharma, pharmaceutical, educational, industrial, and high-tech industries with customizable, flexible solutions and end-to-end laboratory operations support. In this role you will:
  • Associate will be highly independent scientific personnel to execute several analytical tests and assays under guidance of client staff.
  • Associate will analyze complex data, make testing adjustments, compile data from multiple platforms, and provide recommendations by presentations in lab meetings for path forward in a collaborative manner with client staff.
  • Associate may run a multitude of bio-assays including, flow cytometry, cell based assays (ELISA, Western Blots, MSD, etc), and tissue culturing/processing, and preparation of associated media or other reagents required to support these protocols.    
  • Lead and Support the identification, validation, and drug development efforts to deliver novel immuno-oncology therapeutics for the treatment of Oncology indications.
  • Design, execute and interpret studies for the identification, validation, and characterization of primary immune cell and tumor co-culture assays to support Immuno-oncology therapeutic molecule development. Typical assays include killing assays (flow cytometry or Incucyte based), cytokine secretion (MSD), cell proliferation, T cell activation and exhaustion, receptor density determination.
  • Culture multiple primary cell types, and cancer cell lines simultaneously under aseptic conditions
  • Establish robust assay readout metrics (e.g. EC50/IC50, max response, response above background) for the comparison and ranking of experimental agents.
  • Process primary or xenograft tissue (blood, lymph nodes, tumor, prostate, lung, muscle, spleen, and thymus) to single cell suspension for analysis of immune cell and stromal cells by Flow cytometry
  • Stain and characterize immune cell population by multiparameter (8-40 colors) flow cytometry (e.g. Fortessa, Symphony, Spectral Aurora)
  • Client will maintain the IP on all material and will be responsible for supporting assay development.
  • Associate will upload data into an Electronic Notebook (ELN) for data presentation to the customer.
  • As needed and/or authorized, associate(s) may provide required on-the-job training for methods, assays, techniques, and instrumentation within his/her expertise. Also, will strictly follow the lab guidelines and trainings completions on time to meet the requirements.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Why Avantor?
Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.
The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.
We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!
EEO Statement:
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.
3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:
By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No



  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 300,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. More than 14,500 strong, our associates are passionate about our mission to set science in motion to create a better world. We share enthusiasm for innovation, excellence, and achievement. Whether we are collaborating with our customers to advance science or solve multifaceted problems, we help them reach their goals more efficiently and effectively. Visit our website to learn more about Avantor. From Fortune ©2023 Fortune Media IP Limited.  All rights reserved.  Used under license.  Fortune and Fortune 500 are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. Fortune and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse the products or services of, Avantor.
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