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Senior Director/Director, Cellular Immunology

Company: Coherus BioSciences
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Title:-- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - Senior Director/Director, Cellular ImmunologyReports To:-- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- -Vice President, Biology, Translational & Development SciencesLocation:-- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- -Camarillo, California Classification:-- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- -Exempt-- - Overview: We are developing large molecule therapeutics to targets at the intersection of tumor, myeloid and immune biology within the TME with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to checkpoint blockade and build further on our foundation with our anti PD1 candidate CHS-007. Comprising of group with expertise in protein sciences, immunology, functional assays, and molecular mechanisms- we are responsible for the lead candidate generation, as well as biology and translational science necessary to support drug development through to clinical development and approval. We are seeking to hire a Director or Senior Director to lead our new cellular immunology function in Camarillo location (CML) to support expansion and development of our I-O pipeline. The candidate should be a highly motivated leader with demonstrated experience in oncology, preferably in immunooncology biologics drug development for lead selection and characterization. This position is responsible for both hands-on work and leadership of cellular immunology operations at our CML site. The role supports successful development of new innovative therapeutics by close collaborations with a variety of inter-disciplinary teams including I-O research, clinical, and analytical groups. Responsibilities: Develop scientific strategies for cell based and flow based immunological assays to support therapeutic candidate selection and characterization and contribute to IND-enabling packages over the next 2-3 years Maintain and expand flow cytometry and biology capabilities Establish and oversee strategies for a variety of I-O functional assays using cell lines, reporter gene systems and primary cell systems Provide scientific and technical expertise and /or oversight of other team members in planning, execution, design of assays, and interpretation of results Work in a fast pace to support overall strategy for I-O pipeline and accelerated development path to clinic Flexible in adapting to dynamic environment and priorities Flexible in being hands-on in the lab when required Collaborate with translational team members as well as cross-functional groups to pursue the most promising drug candidates to first in human studies. Contribute to a culture that embraces continuous learning, development, and collaboration Qualifications: PhD with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience in immunology, or cancer immunotherapy including myeloid and T cell biology Industry experience, including experience of target validation and candidate selection is highly desirable Supervisory experience is a plus Go getter attitude-willingness for hands-on experiments and exception is essential Experience in cell based and flow cytometry based immune profiling and functional assays is a must Track record of publications and innovation Ability to design and deliver novel solutions to challenging problems Pro-active attitude and strong desire to discover novel biology and potential new drugs Able to work in a fast pace manner to support functional area and company-- - goals Strong oral presentation and communication skills Ability to perform complex data analysis Ability to analyze and interpret work published in the field, and use it to place our work in context Role requires travel Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.-- -This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote.-- -If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.-- -

Keywords: Coherus BioSciences, Camarillo , Senior Director/Director, Cellular Immunology, Executive , Camarillo, California

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