Associate Director - Immunotherapy Group Leader

  • Company: Pfizer
  • Location: Pearl River, New York
  • Posted: December 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1618513

An Associate Director position is available in Pfizer's Oncology R&D Group for an experienced tumor immunologist who has a strong background in antibody-targeted technologies for delivery of interferons, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines to the tumor microenvironment. Applicants with significant expertise in evaluating anti-tumor immune responses stimulated by interferon/cytokine/chemokine signaling pathways and substantial knowledge in developing biologically active interferon/cytokine/chemokines will be considered. Perspective applicants should have extensive immunology and cancer biology training with a desire to translate emerging science into novel immunotherapies and biotherapeutics. The ideal applicant will have considerable experience in leading and designing clinically relevant pharmacology studies for oncology, as well as possess experience in management and mentorship roles. The colleague will direct a team that performs in vitro studies and works closely with the In Vivo Pharmacology group to design and execute in vivo studies. The colleague will contribute to efforts across the organization to discover and develop the next generation of immuno-oncology agents. The colleague will formulate strategy, establish collaborations, coordinate program activities, and drive the team to advance pipeline programs. Role Responsibilities: Designs experiments and interprets results for the characterization of tumor-targeted interferons/cytokines/chemokines and biotherapeutics in clinically relevant tumor models (in vitro and in vivo). Introduces new technologies for targeted delivery of interferons/cytokines/chemokines, including cytokine-antibody fusions. Trains scientists to conduct biotherapeutic-based pharmacology studies. Builds infrastructure of clinically relevant tumor models for tumor-targeted pharmacology. Contributes to the strategy and vision of Pfizer's targeted therapeutics and immuno-oncology pipeline. Manages relationships within the department and with other departments to expedite the progress of pipeline programs and technology development initiatives. Presents to Pfizer governance committees, and contribute to and/or supervise regulatory filings. Conducts and supervise research that leads to publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of data at external meetings. Qualifications: • Ph.D. degree plus postdoctoral research and at least 8-10 years pharmaceutical industry experience in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology or related field • Solid background in tumor biology, immunology and pharmacology • Solid background in interferons, pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and antibody-based technologies • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Proven capacity for innovative thinking • Experience in management and leadership roles Additional Offer Details: Grade: 14 Eligible for Relocation Package Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus EEO & Employment Eligibility Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. Sunshine Act Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative. Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Share this Job