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Research Associate I/II : Flow Cytometry

Permanent employee, Full-time · Houston (TX)

A full-time Research Associate I/II is available in the Translational Flow Cytometry Core (TFCC) at Immatics in Houston, Texas. The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for the daily operation of a cell sorter and supporting users of multiple flow cytometers in the lab. This is an excellent opportunity to join a core lab to develop and/or expand career skills and knowledge in a growing field. 
Your mission
Essential functions: 
  • Perform daily routine equipment calibration and maintenance according to established SOPs 
  • Maintain, operate, and troubleshoot core instruments and support its users   
  • Maintains accurate documentation in compliance with SOPs and appropriate federal and local regulations. Uploads study records to electronic notebook in a timely manner. 
  • Perform routine laboratory duties including ordering supplies and reagents in a timely manner as required.  
  • Actively assists with cell sorting and data analysis, experimental design, choice of control samples, optimization of flow cytometry protocols, instrument settings   
  • Training of users on self-service flow Cytometers 
  • Assist with preparing and updating SOPs 
Secondary functions: 
  • Perform aseptic cell culture and processing 
  • Sample preparation (staining) for flow cytometry experiments per study design and follow SOPs to execute experiments. 
  • Basic laboratory skills and competencies with general lab equipment. 
  • Attention to details and accuracy. 
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt quickly in a fast-paced and changing industry.  
  • Proactively drive quality and efficiency to meet timelines and milestones to deliver high quality data management deliverables. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Degree of independence in performing experiments and analyses based on instructions. 

 Work environment: 
This position works in a typical office and/or clinical lab environment with moderate noise levels and uses phone, computer, office equipment and supplies on a regular basis. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, pathogens and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, risk of electrical shock, sharps or cuts, while performing tests. 
Physical demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, lift, push or pull objects up to 30 pounds.  
Your profile
 Required education and experience 
  • REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field.  
  • Two years of full-time biological laboratory work experience.  

Preferred education and experience 
  • Work experience in multi-user core facility is highly preferred 
  • Experience in performing multicolor flow cytometry is highly preferred 
  • Knowledge and experience with flow cytometry software (DIVA, FlowJo) 
  •  The preferred applicant will have an Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences with 2 years’ experience in research laboratory using flow and FACS technologies  
Work authorization/security clearance requirements 
Must be eligible to work in the US.  
Why us?
What Immatics Offers 
We are a committed and inspired company 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. In addition, we offer:  
  • Competitive Total Rewards package 
  • Base Salary  
  • Annual Bonus  
  • Stock Options – based on position level  
  • 401K plan with company match  
  • Generous Holiday Time  
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) for ALL EMPLOYEES regardless of position level 
  • Full Benefits 
  • Health Insurance  
  • Dental/Vision insurance   
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability  
  • Other voluntary insurance (Pet, Legal Shield Identity Theft Protection, Travel Assistant, Accidental Injury and Critical Illness,) 
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Parental Leave  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Life Insurance policy  
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Personal time with the CEO in your first 30 days  
  • Collaborative and family environment 
  • Monthly Site meetings with fun team building events 
  • Participation in the annual Houston BioChili Cookoff  
  • Themed Holiday party  
  • Social Community Outreach participation  
  • Development training and planning  
  • Various committees to foster collaboration and involvement within Immatics  
  • Hybrid work schedules (based on position need and supervisor’s approval) 
Recruitment is managed through Immatics US’ Human Resources department. Resumes will only be accepted from staffing agency/recruiters if there is a signed contract in place. Recruiters are requested to not contact our hiring managers or employees directly to inquire about open positions or to present candidates. In the event a staffing agency/third-party recruiter submits a resume without a contract in place, the candidate submitted will be considered unsolicited and treated as if the candidate submitted their resume directly to Immatics US, and no fee/payment will be paid. Recruiters interested in working with Immatics US can submit their information to, and we will contact you if needed.   
Immatics values diversity and inclusion. Immatics N.V. and all Immatics subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.     
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Immatics combines the discovery of true targets for cancer immunotherapies with the development of the right T cell receptors with the goal of enabling a robust and specific T cell response against these targets.

This deep know-how is the foundation for our pipeline of Adoptive Cell Therapies and TCR Bispecifics as well as our partnerships with global leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. We are committed to delivering the power of T cells and to unlocking new avenues for patients in their fight against cancer.