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Senior Research Associate, Immuno-Oncology (IO) Discovery

Here at Tizona Therapeutics, we value Patients First!
With this goal in mind, Tizona develops next-generation immunotherapies.

The successful development of immunotherapies represents one of the most important and exciting breakthroughs in cancer. Despite the recent progress in the field of immuno-oncology, existing immunotherapies are only effective in a relatively small number of patients and types of cancer – a limitation that we hope to overcome.  

Tizona’s therapies are designed to modulate the activity of immunosuppressive cells by targeting these cell types and the biological mechanisms responsible for immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment. 

We are seeking an experienced Senior Research Associate with a strong background in cancer immunology to focus on the discovery and characterization of novel cancer immunotherapy drug targets.  These responsibilities may include running in vitro adaptive and innate immune system assays, mouse in vivo mechanistic studies and tumor models to identify and prioritize new cancer immunotherapeutic targets.  

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute in vitro and ex vivo assays to assess mechanism of action of novel cancer immunotherapy agents 
  • Work to identify and validate novel IO targets to advance the research pipeline

Experience / Professional Requirements:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience in cancer immunotherapy discovery and development. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following is strongly preferred:
    • In vitro functional assays using primary human immune cells (e.g. MLR, T-cell proliferation, monocyte differentiation, etc.); experience with myeloid cell-based assays a plus
    • Experience with primary immune cell isolation and characterization by multi-parameter flow cytometry
    • Experience with in vivo cancer models (dosing, tumor measurements, necropsy) a plus
  • Highly motivated, independent, and creative individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective at working in a highly collaborative environment


Tizona Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to providing employees a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

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