Principal Scientist - GI Immunology Research
Location:
San Diego , California
Posted:
September 22, 2016
Reference:
1602140
OBJECTIVES:
The Principal Scientist will collaborate closely with other teams in the Immunology and GI Units to advance therapeutic programs through a deep understanding of cellular and pathway mechanisms and according to clear timelines with defined go/no-go decision points
ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provides mentorship to Immunology staffs by providing scientific guidance and positive insight
  • Provides leadership of GI programs and mentoring of PTLs
  • Contributes to translational research activities, including biomarker discovery and validation, in partnership with the Translational Research & Early Clinical (TREC) team and expert external groups
  • Advances and ensures the success of innovative programs and external partnerships for immunology, in close collaboration with the GI DDU
  • Establishes rapport & collaborates with scientific leaders, KOLs, academic partners, CROs and biotech companies and is seen as an international subject matter expert in Immunology research and therapeutics
  • Manages teams in a matrix environment
  • Leverages external resources (vendors/CROs) and in building and supporting partnerships with academic institutions and/or companies
  • Supports biomarker discovery and validation for clinical translation of GI-Immunology programs
  • Works independently to generate and interpret data, troubleshoots, and suggests next steps
  • Keeps up with the up-to-date scientific advancement (e.g. competitive landscape, new technologies, emerging opportunities)
  • Spends up to 80% of time in the lab, developing new assays and mentoring staff
  • May allocate ~20% of the time to helping to identify, advance, and ensure the success of innovative external partnerships for GI-Immunology, in close collaboration with CEI and the GI DDU
  • May manage a nimble team of Immunology researchers

Qualifications EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology or Biology with minimum 8 years of experience, OR MS/MA in Immunology or Biology with 18+ years of relevant experience OR BS/BA with 20+ years of relevant experience
  • Successful postdoctoral training in world-renowned laboratory, and have strong publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience including leadership of projects in GI area
  • Well-versed in field of GI-Immunology, with good knowledge of competitive environment
  • Strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience authoring study reports supporting IND filings


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computers, phones, etc.)
  • Carrying, handling, and reaching for objects up to 25lbs
  • Able to work in a lab environment


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 5% travel





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