Turnstone Biologics (“Turnstone”), a privately held clinical stage biotech company, is developing breakthrough cancer immunotherapies by advancing two leading and complementary platforms that drive innate and adaptive tumor immunity, to provide benefit to the millions of cancer patients underserved by current treatment options. Turnstone’s proprietary vaccinia virus platform is engineered to drive coordinated immune activation, potent viral activity, and local expression of encoded therapeutics. The innovative TIL cell therapy platform leverages clinically validated treatment protocols and has been specifically designed to extend beyond the use of bulk TILs to enrich for the most relevant T-cells for tumor eradication, preserving broad antigen diversity and minimizing time to treatment for patients. The Company has an ongoing Phase 1/2a trial in solid tumors (RAPTOR) for its leading oncolytic virus candidate, RIVAL-01, and is expecting to file an IND for the lead TIL therapy candidate, TIDAL-01, in 2021.
At Turnstone, the science drives decision making and our therapeutics are designed with the patient foremost in mind. We continue to build a world-class, high-performing company that embraces being a learning organization with a sense of urgency. Imagine coming to work every day where over-communication, transparency, teaching, listening, asking, thinking, working hard, and having fun are normal – actually, expected? Imagine having a coach, mentor, peers, and partners where candid feedback, self-improvement, risk taking, failing, learning from that failing, and succeeding thereafter are what we call ‘another day at Turnstone’? If you are a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you know if you’re the right fit?
Imagine coming to work every day where over-communication, transparency, teaching, listening, asking, thinking, working hard, and having fun are normal – actually, expected? Imagine having a coach, mentor, peers, and partners where candid feedback, self-improvement, risk taking, failing, learning from that failing, and succeeding are what we call ‘another Thursday at Turnstone’? At Turnstone, the science drives decision making, and our drugs are designed with the patient in mind. Like the disease we’re fighting, our platform is complex, and transformative. If you’re a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for you.
Responsibilities include: working as part of a team at Turnstone’s Ottawa lab, running established complex analytics to support product characterization, preclinical study sample testing, and analytical development.
This role is best suited for an analyst early in their career, looking for a development opportunity, and with the following experience:
· 2+ years of hands-on experience in the lab (school lab experience counts) performing several methods such as:
o virological and cellular assays (tissue culture, plaque assay, killing assay, TCID50, infections, etc)
o molecular assays (qPCR, PCR, Bradford, ELISAs, Western blot, etc)
· Education: diploma or degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, or relevant field
· Agile in a lab setting, able to quickly learn established methods
· Experience following a procedure several times to generate precise and accurate results
· Careful and diligent method execution and reporting
· Organized and able to manage time to enable the execution of several experiments at once when required
· Very comfortable using Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with analytical software such as JMP would be an asset.
Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.