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Director of Immunology

  • Location: Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Robin Hussain
  • Start Date: 02/09/2021
  • Expiry Date: 01 October 2021
  • Job Ref: JN -082021-462695

Director of Immunology in the Pharmaceutical industry based in US Texas

Our Client is seeking a Full Time Director for their Immunology Department to support their team. This position will work in Houston, Texas and will lead a team of scientists and associates responsible for the creation and discovery of new therapeutic candidates for immune-oncology diseases.

The main responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to the following tasks:

* Lead Immunology team to perform hands-on preclinical research in the development of Adoptive Cell Therapies.
* Responsible for program related, scientific and operational objectives.
* Develop multiparametric analyses of immune cell functions, data analysis and interpretation.
* Design rigorous experiments, interpret data, and communicate findings in well-articulated presentations.
* Develop and qualify assays that complement the organization's platforms through understanding of immune response in patients taking part in clinical studies.
* Produce data to publish in peer-reviewed publications and present in scientific meetings.
* Manage cross-functional projects according to business priorities and within desired timelines and to budget.

The Profile:

  • University degree in immunology, immune-oncology, or natural sciences.
  • 3 to 5 years of leadership experience in the strategic planning incl. working knowledge in experimental design and statistical analysis.
  • Comfortable working at a global level in a highly matrixed environment. Excellent interdisciplinary and international communication and moderation skills.
  • Well versed in immunological functional assays and molecular and cell biology techniques (FACS, ELISA, RT-PCR, Immunostaining), experience in gene editing techniques a plus.
  • Proven track record of scientific excellence as demonstrated by publications/patents.
  • Proven ability to innovate across business processes and to implement solutions in cross-functional teams.
  • Your motivation is driven by the passion for your work. You approach tasks in a structured, reliable and foresighted manner, combined with an elevated level of individual responsibility, enthusiasm and strong social skills.
  • You embrace rapidly changing requirements with an open mind, think outside the box and show a high degree of flexibility in an environment which is marked by a constant striving for excellence.