Scientist Autoimmune Disease

Employer
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Location
Redwood City, California
Posted
Jun 14, 2018
Ref
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Scientist Autoimmune Disease

Job Description

Teva Pharmaceuticals, Biologics Division, located in Redwood City, is seeking a highly motivated immunologist to participate in the discovery and advancement of novel biotherapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune disease. 

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

Primary responsibilities will be to lead and support biotherapeutic drug discovery and to investigate the mechanism of action of candidate lead molecules. The successful candidate will be expected to independently design, execute and manage internal research projects, collaborate with other functional groups within the broader organization and manage external collaborations. In addition, the candidate will contribute to patent filings and publications and present research finding to various audiences including senior management.

Education-

PhD in immunology or related discipline with at least 2 years of post-doctoral training either in an academic or industry setting (biotech or pharma), with evidence of relevant publications and/or significant contributions to immunotherapeutic drug discovery

Requirements-

  • Prior research experience in T cell biology in the context of autoimmunity and immune tolerance
  • Direct experience with a broad range of immunological techniques, including isolation and stimulation of primary immune cells (of human and rodent origin), multi-color flow cytometry, immune cell-based assay development
  • Well-developed organizational, creative problem solving and collaborative skills
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive, able to multi-task, and detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective listening and interpersonal skills

Preferred experience-

  • Strong understanding of regulatory T cell biology and/or prior experience in studying regulatory T cell function in vivo is highly desirable
  • Prior experience in biotherapeutic discovery and preclinical development, together with a strong understanding of ligand-receptor biology is highly desirable
  • Prior experience working with autoimmune disease models (colitis, lupus, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis) to evaluate pathogenic mechanisms, therapeutic efficacy and/or drug mechanism of action is highly desirable