Co-op Cancer Immunology

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Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.


Co-op Cancer Immunology


We are seeking a highly motivated co-op to join BioNTech’s Cancer Immunology team focused on novel T cell receptor (TCR) T cell therapies targeting solid tumors at our Cambridge, MA location. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work closely with other Cell Therapy teams at our US and Germany BioNTech sites.



The areas of responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Culturing of human and murine T cells, PBMCs, and cancer cell lines
  • Engineering of T cells using viral and non-viral methods
  • Performing functional and phenotypic characterization of engineered T cells by multicolor flow cytometry, cytokine capture, and cytotoxicity assays
  • Assisting on in vivo models to study TCR-T cell therapies
  • In vitro and in vivo work with mRNA
  • Tracking and compiling results in an electronic notebook
  • Interacting with internal collaborators and external CROs
  • Presenting results to other scientific teams



  • Currently working towards a BS or MS in immunology or related discipline
  • Strong skills in cell culture and aseptic techniques, as well as experience with the cultivation of primary human and murine cells is preferred  
  • Demonstrated experience with flow cytometry and other immune related assays is preferred
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative environment to meet project goals
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able embrace change, while working to produce key deliverables in accordance with project timelines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate results to a diverse cross-functional audience
  • Proactive, self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills, appropriate sense of urgency and the ability to work independently

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 

Then apply now for our location Cambridge (Boston) and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination, favoritism, or harassment based on gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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