Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Viral Vector & Discovery Platform (RA02-13)



TScan Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech seeking to revolutionize life-changing therapeutics for patients by identifying novel T cells and epitopes. We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to join our team as a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the Viral Vector & Discovery Platform team, supporting our novel target identification and validation workflow in-house. The ideal candidate should have relevant experience in mammalian tissue culture, lentivirus and retrovirus-based cell transduction and engineering, qPCR and basic flow cytometry, and enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative, and vibrant startup culture. A team player with a sense of urgency will thrive in this role.


  • Execute small and large scale high-titer lentivirus packaging and purification tasks to support the company’s high-throughput discovery projects and target/TCR validation.
  • Execute RNA and protein-based QC experiments to monitor and ensure the quality of lentivirus generated in-house.
  • Organize and keep track of DNA vector usage for research use.


  • RA: Bachelor’s degree with 0-3+ years of relevant laboratory experience, preferably in the biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. SRA: Bachelor’s degree with 3-5+ years of relevant laboratory experience or Master’s degree with 0-2+ years of relevant lab experience, preferably in the biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture.
  • Experience with lentivirus- and retrovirus-based cell transduction and engineering.
  • Familiarity with qPCR and basic flow cytometry.
  • Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology, cloning, Western blot, ELISA, luciferase assays is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to document experiments in an organized and timely fashion and to present scientific data to coworkers.
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and in a collaborative team environment and to quickly pivot and adapt with any changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Additional preferred skills include experience with CRISPR-based gene editing techniques, and primary T cell culture and editing.

About TScan:

TScan Therapeutics was founded in 2018 by a small group of scientists led by Dr. Stephen Elledge (Harvard Medical School/HHMI). TScan is discovering and developing novel TCR-engineered T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. TScan’s discovery platform is centered around a breakthrough technology that enables the rapid, comprehensive, and genome-wide identification of the peptide antigen targets of T cell receptors. This technology greatly enhances our ability to understand the specific antigens that drive important disease processes, including tumor cell recognition by the immune system, self-reactivity in autoimmune disorders, and acquired immunity in infectious disease. TScan is using the platform in oncology to discover new TCR/target pairs and to rapidly move novel TCRs into clinical development.

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