Sr. Scientist (Immuno-Oncology)

Sr. Scientist (Immuno-Oncology)

Job Title: Sr. Scientist (Immuno-Oncology)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Carlos, CA
Contact Name: Spencer Iskikian
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Job Published: October 22, 2020 18:26

Job Description

We are seeking a Principal Scientist with a track record of research excellence, expertise in immunology to effectively lead multiple discovery programs and teams with proven leadership experience to join our team.  The candidate will be responsible for establishing in vitro assays and in vivo animal models to identify and characterize lead antibodies and to use these assays and models to elucidate the mechanism of action and biology of immuno-oncology. Ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who leads from the bench and enjoys having broad responsibilities and opportunities to thrive in a collaborative work environment. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Source novel oncology drug targets
  • Lead program from inception to IND submission
  • Drive execution of research strategy
  • Effectively supervise, lead and mentor staff/team with hand-on performance and management of laboratory work; serve as a member of other teams
  • Design, develop, execute, and troubleshoot assays for target validation, lead candidate selection and characterization and mechanism of action studies to support therapeutic pipeline programs
  • Manage contract research organization relationships to ensure progress on projects
  • Accurately analyze, record and communicate data with a keen attention to detail and consistency
  • Write research papers, abstracts, technical reports, regulatory documents and SOPs
  • Effectively present and communicate research findings to internal teams and external scientific community and partners
  • Prepare reports, publications and presentations


  • Ph.D. in immunology, cancer biology or related field with 5-7 years  biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience and at least 3 years’ experience leading projects and managing/directing research efforts of others
  • Record of accomplishments evidenced by publications/patents
  • Demonstrated expertise of a wide range of cellular and biochemical assays, including cell isolation and culture, molecular biology, cellular immunology assays for the identification and characterization of therapeutic antibodies.
  • Extensive experience with functional analysis of immune cells in whole blood and PBMC preparations in flow cytometry based technologies is required, especially familiar with immunoassays such as ADCC, CDC, and activation of B cell, T cell, monocytes/macrophages and dendritic cells. ELISA based PK assay and PD biomarker assay development and validation; Luminex cytokine release assay development and validation;
  • Experience in in vivo animal models of cancer is required
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage functional responsibilities, prioritize and manage multiple projects and activities while meeting ambitious deadlines
  • Highly motivated, efficient, and ambitious; and contributes to strategic planning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated drive for rigorous scientific excellence with the ability to think critically to identify and solve scientific problems
  • Strong motivation and desire to work in a fast-paced, team environment with positive and supportive attitude toward change

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