Scientist III, Immuno-Oncology Research

Location
South San Francisco, CA, United States
Posted
May 17, 2018
Ref
743999670459038
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Company Description

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX) is a publicly traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative immuno-oncology protein therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases.

We have an industry-leading and differentiated drug discovery platform. Our comprehensive proprietary libraries of the extracellular proteome, differentiated screening capabilities and protein therapeutic generation and engineering capabilities comprise a unique and powerful IND engine that will continue to generate important development programs. This uniquely positions us to discover novel pathways and targets in immuno-oncology.

Our success with our drug discovery platform has led to a pipeline that is on track to more than double to five development programs in clinical trials across multiple indications in 2018. We also have several undisclosed research programs at different points of the target validation and molecule generation phases that have the potential to yield our next wave of development-stage therapeutic biologics. And we continue to fuel this process at the earliest stages with new screens planned this year.

FivePrime is committed to innovation and outstanding science, values that are reflected in our people and our products. Discover more about FivePrime at www.fiveprime.com.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist III to join our Immuno-Oncology group. This candidate will be an expert in the field of cancer immunology and will be in charge of identifying and validating novel cancer immune therapeutics. This individual will lead projects and be responsible for progressing therapeutic candidates from Discovery to IND-enabling studies. He/she will be expected to identify new cancer immunotherapy targets and to implement program strategies with clear go/no go decision points and objective timelines. Drug development experience is required, and the ideal candidate will have experience leading projects in an industry setting.

Requirements:

Education and Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in immunology, cancer immunology, or related field with at least 5-8 years of overall experience, (may include post-doctoral experience). The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in drug discovery in the fields of immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy.

Skills:
  • Expertise in human immunology or cancer immunology is required
  • Significant expertise in vitro screening and validation assays in cancer immunotherapy is required; in vivo expertise with tumor xenograft and murine syngeneic tumor models would be desirable
  • Proven track records of high impact publications and presentations in the field of immunology or cancer immunology.
  • Experience in drug development and leading teams from discovery to IND is strongly preferred
  • The ability to lead teams in a cross-functional work environment is critical; strong leadership skills and independence skills are expected
  • Responsible for setting high standards for experimental research and target validation
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to influence and collaborate in a team environment
  • Excellent presentation skills to Sr. Management level and other audiences.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in immunology, cancer immunology, or related field with at least 5-8 years of overall experience, (may include post-doctoral experience). The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in drug discovery in the fields of immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy.

Skills:
  • Expertise in human immunology or cancer immunology is required
  • Significant expertise in vitro screening and validation assays in cancer immunotherapy is required; in vivo expertise with tumor xenograft and murine syngeneic tumor models would be desirable
  • Proven track records of high impact publications and presentations in the field of immunology or cancer immunology.
  • Experience in drug development and leading teams from discovery to IND is strongly preferred
  • The ability to lead teams in a cross-functional work environment is critical; strong leadership skills and independence skills are expected
  • Responsible for setting high standards for experimental research and target validation
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to influence and collaborate in a team environment
  • Excellent presentation skills to Sr. Management level and other audiences.

Additional Information

At FivePrime, we believe a diverse workforce drives our success as a company. We are always working to create an environment where different backgrounds and viewpoints are valued and celebrated.

FivePrime is an equal opportunity employer. FivePrime makes employment decisions, including in recruitment and selection, without consideration of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability.Please call or reply with any comments.

Recruiter Statement:

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