Working @ Immatics

Scientist I

Permanent employee, Full-time · Houston (TX)

Overview
We are currently seeking a Full Time SCIENTIST I for our IMMUNOLOGY DEPARTMENT to support our team. This position will work in Houston, Texas. The Scientist’s main responsibility will be to use his/her Immunology knowledge, preferably in the context of adoptive cellular therapy, to develop genetic modification and expansion processes of T cells for product development of our allogeneic cell therapy program. The Scientist is expected to be fluent in experimental design, critique of scientific literature, and presentation of data. As part of a collaborative, highly spirited, hardworking team, the Scientist will enjoy a unique opportunity to see the results of his/her efforts directly translated to the development of an allogeneic T cell therapy for cancer.
Your mission
The main responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to the following tasks:
Essential functions:
  • Contribute conceptually and experimentally towards various steps in product development of an allogeneic T cell product, including assay development. 
  • Hands-on laboratory work to include aseptic cell growth/manipulation procedures and conducting functional and phenotypic characterization of cellular products. 
  • Planning and organization of experiments that contribute to the scientific goal.
  • Analyze results from multiple assays/experiments and present findings in team and department meetings. 
  • Write and review study plans, research reports, SOP’s, and Work Instructions. 
  • Mentor, train, and oversee experimental documentation done by junior members of team.
  • Provide scientific insights and recommendations to the department’s strategy.
 
Secondary functions:
  • Support day-to-day operations within the US Immunology team.
Competencies
  • Expertise in primary cell culture, flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, and general immunological assays.
  • Experience with genetic modification of primary cells (viral, nonviral, gene editing).
  • Understanding and hands-on expertise in cancer immunotherapy, particularly using engineered CAR-T and/or TCR-T cells.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of diverse individuals. 
  • Experience in the biotech/pharma industry.
  • Experience managing both people and projects.
 
Work environment:
The Scientist will work in an office and 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 could possibly be exposed to hazardous material. 
 
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 10 pounds. The employee Vision abilities required for this job include close vision.
Travel required: 
Less than 5% business travel is possible but will be optional.
Your profile
The qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Required education and experience
  •  Minimum 3 years of relevant experience 
  •  PhD in Life Sciences with strong Immunology background
 
Preferred education and experience
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience 
 
 
Additional eligibility requirements: None
 
Work authorization/security clearance requirements
Authorized to work in US
 
Affirmative Action/EEO statement
Immatics is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.”
 
Other duties 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
 
We expect a high degree of independent working, analytical reasoning and excellent communication skills. You embrace rapidly changing requirements with an open mind, think outside the box and show a high degree of flexibility in an environment which is marked by a constant striving for excellence. You approach tasks in a structured, 
reliable and foresighted manner, combined with an elevated level of individual responsibility, enthusiasm and strong social skills. 
Why us?
What Immatics Offers
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. Immatics offers partial subsidized health, dental and vision 
insurance, 401(k), 160 hours of PTO annually, paid holidays, paid parking, paid short/long term disability/AD&D and life insurance. 
Notice
Notice to Third-Party Recruiters/Staffing Agencies  
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 HR-US@immatics.com, 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.   
About Us
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.