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Investigator - Tumor Immunology & Neoantigens

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 06/05/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2365

Our Client is looking to add an Investigator – Tumor Immunology & Neoantigens to their team on a permanent basis. This Scientist-Lab Head will be responsible for implementing and directing a small team’ s research efforts in cancer drug discovery. The ideal candidate has experience in creating and directing innovative approaches for in vivo pharmacological target validation. Experience in small molecule and ADC drug discovery as well as experience with syngeneic models / tumor immunology is desired.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Candidate will work with other members of the biology, bioinformatics, biomarkers, chemistry and toxicology groups on projects in our oncology pipeline. This includes understanding underlying molecular/pathway mechanisms, and elucidating MoAs of clinical compounds with a focus on validation of new targets and indications by multiple in vivo methods.
  • The candidate should be able to use his/her strong skills in molecular techniques and familiarity with the latest molecular technologies to build a strong platform in these areas.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other members of the biology team as well as members of the bioinformatics, biomarkers, chemistry, molecular pathology and toxicology groups will be a key ingredient for the success of this position.

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Immunology or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Cancer Biology, preferably with a proven track record in in vivo target validation and/or drug discovery.
  • Experience working in a drug discovery environment is preferred.
  • Understanding of immunological mechanisms and experience with immune cell-based functional assays preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Sam Williams
Clinical Recruiter

Sam brings great enthusiasm and a passion for the life sciences to his role as Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. Outgoing and driven with a great sense of humor, Sam connects easily with people and prides himself on his ability to cultivate lasting relationships. He values honesty, communication and empathy in a candidate, and has a genuine interest in helping others achieve their professional goals.

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