Selecta Biosciences
  • Watertown, MA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Bioanalytical Research Associate II / Sr. Research Associate 


Selecta Biosciences is seeking a talented Research Associate II to join our Bioanalytical team to provide hands-on contributions including developing and implementing non-clinical and clinical  bioanalytical assays on various technical platforms (ligand binding, cell-based and PCR assays) and contribute to the expansion of the bioanalytical assay portfolio to align with multiple preclinical and clinical program needs, based on the company's proprietary synthetic nanoparticle technology developed to elicit the desired and optimal immune response.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, Bioanalytical Laboratory, the position's primary responsibility is the development of qualified bioanalytical assays and sample analysis to measure the immune response in various animal models to a variety of antigens.  

The successful candidate will independently ensure release of timely and accurate data per project responsibilities and group priorities.  They will actively participate in assay design, implementation and troubleshooting.  The position requires critical data analysis and effective data presentation across the various technical platforms used by the group, and representation of the Bioanalytical Laboratory group on cross-functional teams.  The candidate must have excellent documentation skills, maintaining complete, accurate and timely records in notebooks and contributing to reports and publications. As the Bioanalytical Laboratory interacts closely with other groups in the organization, most notably Biology, the candidate will contribute to transparent and reliable cross-functional collaboration. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

A degree in Biochemistry, Immunology or related field, a B.S with 5-8 years of relevant industry experience or an M.S. with 2-5 years of industry experience.  Title and compensation will be commensurate to experience.

Additional requirements include:

  • Expertise in developing and running ligand binding assays including anti-drug antibody analyses is required
  • Experience in performing cell-based assays and quantitative PCR assays highly desirable
  • Proficiency in data processing critical
  • Excellent attention to details, critical thinking and data interpretation
  • Ability to work with demanding deadlines and in a fast-paced work environment
  • Involvement in a high-throughput environment desirable
  • Regulated laboratory experience desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skills
  • Excellent teamwork and collaborative skills

 Work Environment:

An employee in this position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. Strict adherence to Company policies, rules, and regulations is required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee handles hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. The employee will be required to wear all appropriate safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, gloves, shoes, and lab coat. Position may require long periods of standing.

The Company has active programs on developing novel immunotherapies for various food and environmental allergies.  An employee may be required to work with and/or be exposed to allergens in the laboratory.

Qualified candidates should apply online at 

About Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is focused on unlocking the full potential of biologic therapies by avoiding unwanted immune responses. Selecta plans to combine its tolerogenic Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP) to a range of biologics for rare and serious diseases that require new treatment options. The company's current proprietary pipeline includes SVP-enabled enzyme, oncology and gene therapies. SEL-212, the company's lead candidate in Phase 2, is being developed to treat severe gout patients and resolve their debilitating symptoms, including flares and gouty arthritis. Selecta's clinical oncology candidate, LMB-100, is in a Phase 1 program targeting pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma. Its two proprietary gene therapy product candidates are being developed for rare inborn errors of metabolism and have the potential to enable repeat administration. The use of SVP is also being explored in the development of vaccines and treatments for allergies and autoimmune diseases. Selecta is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit and follow @SelectaBio on Twitter.


Selecta is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled Individuals, and Veterans (M/F/D/V).

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