Cogen Immune Medicine

Job Title: Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist, Immunology

Job Number: 22417

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Cogen is looking for an accomplished, creative and independent Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, Immunology to join the Preclinical Development Team and assume a key role in driving strategy and execution of programs towards clinical applications of Cogen proprietary immune medicines.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive development, implementation and validation of immunological assays to measure, prioritize and validate antigen/TCR leads for therapeutics development.
  • Develop creative and novel immunology based assays for solving complex biological problems, as well as a broad understanding of therapeutic drug discovery and its applications related to treatment of immunological based diseases
  • Create novel / innovative methods to expand phenotypic characterization of immune cell biology
  • Maintain and implement good laboratory practices, including accurate laboratory notebook systems, instrument and reagent validation, and personnel safety precautions
  • Provide leadership for research associates and oversee day to day activities

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in immunology
  • A minimum of 8 years’ post graduate experience biotech/pharma industry or academia
  • Extensive experience working with human primary T cells is a must
  • In depth experience in flow cytometry
  • In depth experience in developing assays utilizing primary human T cells/tissues
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Teamplayer
  • Ability to work in a matrixed, fast-paced and quickly changing environment
  • Ability to deliver on key milestones within defined timelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to lead design of novel cellular assays, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications or published patents
  • In depth experience in antigen processing and presentation
  • Experience working with dendritic cells
  • A strong desire to build game-changing technologies and impact the world of life science research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience with preparation of IND packages is strongly preferred


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