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We are currently seeking a 

Scientist Target Characterization (f/m/d)

to support our team in the research and development of innovative immunotherapeutic products.

You will work in Tuebingen (Germany) in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues from all research and preclinical/ clinical development departments. Your analytical reasoning and action-oriented style as well as your organization and communication skills will contribute to the team’s success. 

The job profile is focused on the characterization and validation of novel HLA presented targets, which will involve but is not limited to these tasks:

  • Characterization of HLA presented peptides using Immatics’ highly sensitive absolute quantitation technology (AbsQuant®) to identify and validate the best targets for clinical development
  • Coordination and project management of target characterization activities involving stakeholders from different departments and disciplines
  • Contribution to the elucidation of the biological mechanisms of novel cryptic targets using (targeted) proteomics analysis together with various Omics datasets integrated in Immatics’ XPRESIDENT® target discovery and validation platform
  • Development of new strategies and methodologies for target characterization using a diverse set of protein chemistry and mass spectrometry techniques 

Your profile

You hold a PhD degree in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy or have been comparably educated and proven your scientific excellence and your ability to account for complex projects, preferentially with a track record in cancer biology and/ or immunology. You are familiar with mass spectrometry data analysis and ideally have already gathered experience with targeted and data independent acquisition. You show a high motivation to translate your scientific findings into clinical development and application. Preferably, you also have previous experience in large-scale data analysis and have already worked with relational databases. You take careful processing and documentation of your results for granted. Your scientific excellence, extraordinary analytical competence and communication skills enable you to successfully contribute to projects as part of a team and to present your work internally or to external partners from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

We expect a high degree of independent working, analytical reasoning and excellent communication skills in English. You embrace rapidly changing requirements with an open mind and show a high degree of flexibility in an environment which is marked by a constant striving for excellence. Your motivation is driven by your passion for innovation and science. You approach tasks in a structured, reliable and foresighted manner, combined with an elevated level of individual responsibility, enthusiasm and strong social skills.

Our offer

We are a committed and inspired team and cherish the collegial, highly motivated and family-friendly atmosphere within Immatics. Our culture allows for a high level of originality, independent thinking and initiative. We believe in supporting our employees’ professional and social skills: We enable them to join conferences and trainings as well as to enjoy our Immatics benefits – e.g. JobRad, Health Programs, childcare benefits, Company summer and winter events.

If you’re interested in working for Immatics, please apply online and provide your application documents along with the relevant credentials and certificates. Mrs Annemarie Selbenbacher will answer initial questions at +49 89 125 03 98 33 (landline number Germany). Coredi Recruiting GmbH (Mrs Annemarie Selbenbacher) advises Immatics on this job posting.

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