Working @ Immatics

Senior MSAT Associate

Permanent employee, Full-time · Houston (TX)

The primary purpose of the MSAT Associate is to facilitate the transition of technology (processes, reagents/supplies, equipment) between Process Development (research) and GMP Manufacturing (clinical).   The MSAT associate utilizes technical skills and knowledge-based expertise to perform specialized cell manipulation and perform analytical tests within time-sensitive deadlines.
Your mission
Essential functions:
  • Excellent general lab skills
  • Proficient in standard cell culture procedures including processing and calculations. 
  • Understands study design and is able to follow and give instructions in executing experiments and analytical tests 
  • Performs procedures and maintains accurate documentation in compliance with SOPs and appropriate federal and local regulations
  • Strong hands-on skills in immunological, biochemical, and molecular techniques including flow cytometry, ELISAs, and/or qPCR   
  • Ability to interpret and communicate results of experiment 
Secondary functions:
  • Assists in troubleshooting technical, mechanical and scientific problems
  • Assists training new employees on assigned equipment or assays
  • Proficient in handling complex experiments and multiple tasks  with minimal supervision
  • Understand the goals and objectives of the studies
  • Ability to write study plans, reports, batch records, work instructions, and standard operating procedures as directed
 Work environment:
  • Typical laboratory environment with associated facility noise levels and variety of equipment and reagent/supplies.  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely handles blood components and is occasionally exposed to temperatures between 8°C to -196°C, liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrogen vapor, dry ice and carbon dioxide.
  • Typical office environment with moderate noise levels and uses phone, computer, office equipment and supplies on a regular basis.  
 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, and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel.   The employee is required to sit for extended periods of time, and occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.    Occasional lifting of objects up to 25 lbs is expected.   Travel required: N/A
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. 

Your profile
Required education and experience[Indicate requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity]
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or other related field.
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of cell therapy manufacturing experience or wet lab experience.
  • Experience in molecular, cellular, and/or immunological techniques.

 Preferred education and experience[Indicate requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity]
  • Thorough understanding of qualification/validation activities (process, equipment,etc.).
  • Knowledge of current cGMP.
  • Ability to work productively and to participate in a highly creative and fast-paced environment.  
  • Basic computer/graphing skills, Basic presentation skills, Data analyses software
  •  Maintains knowledge of current cGMP 
  •  A high degree of curiosity, a passion for growing your own skillset and learning from others and an interest in working in a collaborative and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work independently under general or limited supervision, and as part of a team to successfully execute projects
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with problem solving skills
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail 

Additional eligibility requirements: Work authorization/security clearance requirements[List any visa requirements, H1-B sponsorship, special clearances, etc. If applicable, insert information regarding government contracts or special requirements.]Affirmative Action/EEO statementImmatics 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.”
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.