Nov 24, 2022

Senior research associate

  • immatics
  • Houston, TX, USA

Job Description


We are currently seeking a Full Time Senior Research Associate for our Precision Medicine and Biomarkers to support our team. This position will work in Houston, Texas and will be responsible for performing all approved laboratory procedures in assigned areas of CLIA/CAP licensure and will participate in the development and optimization of clinical in vitro molecular assays at Immatics US Inc.

Your mission

The main responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to the following tasks:

Essential functions:

  • Train on protocols of high complexity qPCR assays, Luminex and immunohistochemistry testing. with proper documentation.
  • Maintain compliance with CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use, care, and maintenance of all equipment in the lab and inventory management.
  • Evaluate reagents for assay development and reagent stability.
  • Responsible for accurate documentation of experimental work, data analysis and results.
  • Attend meetings to ensure an understanding of procedures and forms for the collection, processing, and storage of clinical research specimens.
  • Prepare/revise/review SOPs, Work instructions, Lab Manuals, study plans and research reports.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of verification and validation experiments.
  • Provide direction and training to personnel to ensure efficient, timely and high-quality results in compliance with all protocols, guidelines, regulations, etc.
  • Identify noncompliance in lab processes and documentation and implement preventative and corrective actions.

Secondary functions:

  • Attend organizational meetings.
  • Assist in CLIA/CAP inspection activities.
  • Attend clinical laboratory related continuing education webinars/ courses.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Attention to detail and good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and strictly follow procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet timelines.
  • Foundation in a variety of molecular biology fundamentals such as sequencing, cloning, protein purification/isolation, DNA/RNA purification and cytokine testing
  • Flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn new tasks.
  • Excellent analytic and data interpretation skills.

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 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 tests.

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 responsibilities of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to 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 50 pounds. The employee Vision abilities required for this job include close vision and color vision.

Travel required: None

Your profile

The qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Required education and experience

  • B. S in Biology or related scientific discipline. Experience may be able to substitute for degree.
  • Minimum of four years of academic or industry experience.

Preferred education and experience

  • Experience in CLIA/CAP lab is a plus
  • Masters in biology or related scientific discipline.

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • Upon hiring, the personnel are expected to successfully complete the technical competency evaluation within the introductory evaluation period for continued employment at Immatics.

Work authorization/security clearance requirements

Must be eligible to work in the US legally at any time during employment.

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

Immatics is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law”.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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.


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