Director, Myeloid Immune-Oncology Biology
Location:
South San Francisco , California
Posted:
January 30, 2017
Reference:
1034082


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Role Description
We are seeking to hire a highly motivated scientist with demonstrated expertise in myeloid biology to lead a group of 10-15 researchers in the cancer immunology group. This position is responsible for the establishing and implementing the myeloid biology research strategy in the forefront of cancer immunology - such as tumor infiltrating myeloid cells, tumor-stromal interaction, and their impact on antigen presentation or adaptive immune response.

Responsibilities
Primary Duties:
• Contribute to overall strategy for cancer immunology at Rinat and specifically Myeloid biology
• Supervise and mentor several teams committed to delivering IND-enabling packages over the next 2-4 years
• Collaborate with immuno-oncology, protein engineering, computational biology, T cell redirecting therapy group and clinical development group to pursue the most promising drug candidates through clinical trials.
• Supervise a group conducting target validation for new targets
• Participate in collaboration on novel IO targets with internal and external collaborators.
• Lead the latest scientific advancements in the field as a thought leader and spokesperson for the company IO research, especially in the field of Myeloid biology
• Contribute to a culture that embraces continuous learning and development

Qualifications
• PhD with 10-15 years post-doctoral training preferred with significant relevant experience in cancer immunotherapy including T cell and/ or innate immunity, tumor stroma biology and specifically in Myeloid biology
• Industry experience, including regulatory agency interaction is highly desired
• Experience of target validation and candidate selection is essential
• Experience managing a large team is essential
• Knowledge of cellular and molecular immunology
• Ability to design and supervise all aspects of in vitro and in vivo cancer immunotherapy models
• 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.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Role requires travel

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

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