Research Associate (m/f/d) – Full time / Mainz

We are looking for immediate support in our Vaccine and Cellular Immunotherapy team, who works with preclinical human and mouse tumor models to develop innovative cancer immunotherapies and to elucidate their mechanism of action.

Our research interests range from antibody-based therapies to RNA-based vaccines and immunomodulators for translational therapies. A multidisciplinary team within TRON and with external cooperation partners carries out a variety of different projects. Methodologically, we focus primarily on tumour models, supplemented by immunogenicity tests and extensive ex vivo analyses such as investigations of the tumour microenvironment, ELISpot or cytotoxicity assays.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordination of laboratory acitvities including documentation according to official & internal guidelines
  • Organizing and maintaining the laboratory infrastructures for cancer immunotherapy applications (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, chemotherapeutic reagents, RNA based vaccines etc.)
  • Writing of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Pro-active contribution to tasks of general laboratory organization
  • Update of internal protocols (e.g. ELISA or protocol linked to the cell counter)
  • Implementation and establishment of Fluo-ELIspot methods

What you bring:

  • Master degree in life sciences or several years of experience as technical assistant in cell biology or immunology laboratory
  • Well-structured and organized working methods and an excellent time management
  • Coordination of laboratory acitvities according to official guidelines
  • Practical experience in conducting in vitro experiments using cell culture and primary cells isolated from organs
  • Experience in performing in vitro assays based on immunological methods such as ELISA and ELIspot as well as immunological background are a plus
  • Strong visual, verbal and written communication skills in German are mandatory, while in English are a plus

A high interest in coordinating and maintaining organized laboratory activities in an international
interdisciplinary research team complets your profile.

We offer:

  • A dynamic, innovative and creative research environment
  • An open, collegial and cordial working atmosphere in a respectful corporate culture
  • A high degree of diversity in the workforce
  • Flat hierarchies
  • Performance-related remuneration and other benefits
  • The opportunity for personalised further training
  • Good transport connections by public transport and car as well as bicycle parking spaces
  • The opportunity for hybrid working

TRON is an internationally recognised institute for application-oriented research as a non-profit organization. We combine the strengths of academic research with the requirements of quality-controlled industrial developments. At TRON, we share a common mission to develop innovative solutions for the immunotherapeutic treatment of cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases with high medicinal need for development.

TRON was founded in Mainz in 2010 and works in close cooperation with universities and hospitals as well as with regional, national and international research institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

As part of our team, you have the opportunity to be at the forefront of translational science with us.

If all this appeals to you, we look forward to getting to know you.

Please send us your complete and informative application documents (cover letter, CV, references) in a single document of max. 5 MB by e-mail to Human Resources at jobs (at),
Job-ID: 52009-23-05-WAMSC.

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