Research Associate, Immunology 

Carcell, Singapore


Carcell is an EVX company that is building an “assembly line” business model that empowers rapid cell and gene therapy development. Co-founded by biotech veterans and backed by elite VCs, Carcell’s core capabilities cover all essential aspects of drug development including pre-clinical R&D, IP licensing and management, CMC and manufacturing, IND filing and clinical testing. This core platform will support multiple cell and gene therapy programs, with an initial focus on immune-oncology, autoimmune diseases and rare diseases. We believe that Carcell’s model of a centralized cell and gene therapy platform will rapidly and cost-efficiently translate innovative research into successful clinical products.

Carcell has R&D teams, central function teams, and manufacturing infrastructure based in Shanghai, Singapore, and Boston (upcoming).

We are looking for a Research Associate to join our Immunology team in Singapore in this exciting venture. An ideal candidate is one who is independent, technically competent, highly motivated, and able to efficiently work across multiple projects. This role reports to the Head of Immunology.


  • Perform a variety of immunology-related, molecular biology and cell biology experiments

  • Processing of PBMC and enrichment of immune cells for assays and flow cytometric analysis

  • Perform in vivo animal work

  • Laboratory management duties including procurement, inventory management, ensuring equipment wellbeing by timely scheduling of maintenance/ servicing/ calibration

  • Ensure smooth day-to-day operations in the lab

  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of experimental design, research findings, inventories, protocols, maintenance logs, sample processing logs, SOPs etc. in electronic lab notebook

  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports. Present and communicate research findings with internal teams

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above


  • B.S. in Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with prior laboratory research experience

  • M.S. in Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline preferred

  • Hands-on experience in general lab techniques including immunological assays, biochemistry, and cell biology

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members in a fast-paced biotech startup

Preferred skills and research background

  • Biochemical and immunological-related assays (eg. ELISA, flow cytometric processing and analysis)

  • Experience in maintenance and co-culture of immune cells

  • Experience in in vivo small animal work is preferred

  • Prior industry experience highly preferred

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