Assoc. Director/Director, Immuno-Oncology - Redwood City, CA | Biospace
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Assoc. Director/Director, Immuno-Oncology

Revolution Medicines

Location:
Redwood City, CA
Posted Date:
7/14/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Cancer, Immunology, In Vivo,

Job Description


REVOLUTION Medicines is an exciting, early stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops innovative drugs for cancer patients directed toward frontier oncology and immune-oncology targets.  The company draws inspiration from evolution and natural products that are inherently rich with biological function. REVOLUTION Medicines deploys an innovative toolkit including REVBLOCKS™, an integrated suite of rapid, agile, and modular synthesis methodologies applied to simple chemical “building blocks,” and the REVEAL™ computational platform, which uses evolution’s lessons to inform selection of chemical scaffolds guide drug design for non-classical drug targets. As a new member of the RevMed team, you will join other outstanding scientists who are helping lead our efforts in the discovery and development of new medicines for unmet needs in cancer.

The Opportunity:
•   As the Immuno-Oncology lead, you will:
o   Be a critical contributor to the cancer biology group and multi-disciplinary research project teams.
o   Be accountable to the Head of Biology for the design and execution of an Immuno-oncology strategy that aligns with our corporate vision.
o   Design and manage in vitro and in vivo experiments related to the discovery of novel immuno-oncology agents.
o   Establish and manage relationships with external collaborators in tumor immunology field in basic and clinical sciences.
o   Manage and analyze experimental data and present experimental results at internal meetings and scientific conferences.
o   Develop high-quality protocols and outputs, and maintain detailed documentation of procedures and data to comply with internal standard operating procedures and other quality criteria, where necessary.
o   The post-holder may be required to manage or supervise other scientific or technical personnel.

Requirements

•   Ph.D. degree in immunology or cancer biology with 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience and at least 3 years’ relevant industry experience and a solid background in tumor immunology.
•   Strong track record of research productivity as evidenced by high-quality, impactful publications in the field of tumor immunology.
•   Experience in ‘state of the art’ immunology techniques and in vivo tumor models is important.
•   Rigorous, quantitative and detail-oriented experimentalist with a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role.
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•   Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize options, anticipate challenges, and execute on goals as a member of an interdisciplinary team is extremely important.
•   Thrives in a collaborative team setting and is driven by a desire to deploy innovative approaches and technologies in a high energy, small energy environment.