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Director of Discovery - Immuno-Oncology

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 304491/001_1559759065
  • Sector: Pharmacology, EPM Scientific
  • Date posted: 05/06/2019

Director of Discovery - Immuno-Oncology

We are a fast paced, innovative cancer vaccine and cell therapy company enabling the identification of novel T cell antigens in samples originating from individuals suffering from cancer or other diseases. We are seeking a qualified scientist to lead our Discovery team and help broaden the application of our unique technology to diverse new therapeutic areas and other immunological functions. This important role will demonstrate deep mastery and up-to-date knowledge of T cell and innate immune cell biology, as well a detailed understanding and fluency in state-of-the-art high throughput cell-based assays. Extensive automation experience is also required.

Our target candidate should have significant experience managing teams of associate and senior scientists as well as a keen ability to crystalize, communicate and implement strategy at all levels of the company. The ideal candidate should possess 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry along with outstanding scientific credentials in the form of an extensive and relevant peer-reviewed publication track record. The selected candidate must also be an outstanding communicator, both in scientific and project-related strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team responsible for identification of neoantigens for personalized vaccine and cell therapy development
  • Plans and directs scientific projects aimed at miniaturizing and automating the high throughput identification of T cell antigens and T cell receptors. Identifies and manages necessary resources for achievement of goals.
  • Ensures that documentation of experimental data meets standards suitable to support publication, FDA submission and patent filing
  • Assists in the coordination and execution of research collaborations
  • Hires, manages, trains and mentors technical team consisting of junior and senior scientists. Establishes expectations, defines roles, supports career development and manages performance
  • Creates vision, delineates, communicates and implements technology development strategy for the entire company
  • Communicates with Executive team and peers to ensure that technological innovations are fully integrated in the organization

Role Requirements:

  • PhD in immunology, cell biology or related field.
  • Background in immuno-oncology.
  • Prior experience (5-10 years) working successfully in a management role. Demonstrated success in managing staff performance. Ability to motivate staff to work effectively and hold staff accountable to individual and departmental goals.
  • Documented topic-specific scientific expertise (peer-reviewed publications, invited speaking engagements).
  • Extensive experience in high-throughput cell-based assays, T cell biology, molecular biology, and automation. Knowledge of cell imaging and TCR sequencing preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis of complex multidimensional datasets, including laboratory and IT automation technologies.
  • Excellent critical thinking, time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present at the highest level.
  • Ability to engage, sustain and influence effective relationships at the management level.

This is a full-time, permanent position located in the greater Boston area offering full relocation for the right candidate. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply: For a more detailed description, please respond with a detailed resume and preferred method of contact.

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