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Principal Scientist/Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology

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

Job Description:

Title: Principal Scientist/Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology
Reports To: Vice President, Translational Development Sciences
Location: 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 Principal Scientist or Associate Director for our cellular immunology lab in Camarillo location (CML) to support expansion and development of our I-O pipeline. The candidate should be a highly motivated leader with demonstrated hands-on experience and deep knowledge of cellular and flow cytometry based assays for myeloid and T cell subsets. Preferably the incumbent should be experienced in the application of these assays for large molecule therapeutics discovery and lead selection processes. This position is responsible for both hands-on work and oversight 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 and perform cell based and flow based immunology assays for I-O pipeline-contribute to IND-enabling packages over the next 2-3 years
  • Maintain and expand flow cytometry capabilities
  • Establish assays with cell lines, reporter gene systems and primary cell systems using human, mouse and primate species.
  • Provide scientific and technical expertise and /or oversight of other team members in planning, execution, and design of assays
  • 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
  • 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 5 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 preferred
    • Experience for hands-on experiments design, planning, and execution is essential
    • Experience with 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
    • 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 If you had selected 'Other', please provide more details below
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Keywords: Coherus BioSciences, Camarillo , Principal Scientist/Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology, Healthcare , Camarillo, California

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