Working @ Immatics

Senior Scientist – Immunology

Permanent employee, Full-time · Houston (TX)

The primary purpose of the Senior Scientist Immunology position is to conduct research aimed at developing novel adoptive cell therapies (ACT) for solid tumors, which includes: development and conduct of immune-based assays for evaluation of experimental T cell products; development and conduct of immune-based screening assays for source material selection; design and development of ACT products by subject matter knowledge acquisition and cellular engineering.   
Your mission
Essential functions: 
  •  Provides scientific expertise for hypothesis forming experiment design, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation for the Immunology team and collaborating product design and development activities. 
  •  Supports the design of Immatics next-generation allogenic ACT by acquiring and communicating up to date subject matter knowledge including critical literature reading and conference attendance 
  •  Supports the Immunology Directors and Immunology team with timely experiment design, laboratory personnel supervision, hands-on implementation as needed, troubleshooting, result evaluation and verbal and/or written reporting to stakeholders in weekly meetings.  

  • Supports the implementation of systems, policies, programs, and procedures/ standard operating procedures for the company’s facilities including:  
  • Facility systems, equipment, utilities, and services 
  • Calibration and preventative maintenance  
  • Compliance with local state and federal regulations including OSHA, EHS  
  • Manages contracts and scheduling of outside services/vendors for the above 

  • Acts as 24/7 contact and responder for alarm monitoring/callouts 
  • Ensures documents and records are kept in order  
  • Project management for responsible tasks  
Secondary functions: 

  • Other activities as may be assigned 
  • Ability to 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 excellence 
  •  Approach tasks in a structures, reliable and foresighted manner; combined with a high level of individual responsibility, enthusiasm and strong social skills.  

  • You are able to be an effective member of a small lab team. You equate your personal success with the team success in every task toward providing cancer patients with highly efficacious and safe therapeutic options. 
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 the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, biological agents/ 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 experiments.  
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: 
 1-3 trips per year for conferences and meetings 
Your profile
Required education and experience 
  • Masters degree  
  • Minimum of five years of research experience in an immunology lab, assay development and related activities to include live cell experiment design.  
  • Solid scientific and operating experience in the relevant field – T-cell immunology, including the related assay methodologies suck as multicolor flow cytometry.  
  •  Fully conversant with operating MS Office 

Preferred education and experience 
  • Ph.D.or M.D in related field  
  •  Knowledge in tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy  
  •  Knowledge, skills, and experience with work involving viral and non-viral DNA and RNA vectors  

  •  DNA cloning, in vivo immunology and tumor immunotherapy models.  
  • Immunofluorescence or IHC microscopy.  
  • Two years of direct personnel supervision 
Additional eligibility requirements: 

 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.   
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.