Scientist I, Oncology

San Diego, CA
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Open Position

Scientist I, Oncology


San Diego, CA


Samumed is a pharmaceutical platform company based in San Diego, California, focused on advancing regenerative medicine and oncology applications through research and innovation

( Samumed has discovered new targets and biological processes in the Wnt pathway, allowing the company to develop small molecule drugs that have the potential to address numerous degenerative conditions as well as many forms of cancer. Samumed is currently conducting clinical trials for multiple disease areas, including oncology, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, androgenetic alopecia, psoriasis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and it has a broad pipeline targeting areas of significant unmet medical need.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Scientist to join our oncology team in the R&D division to contribute to preclinical research programs aimed at the development of treatments for cancer.  This position is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.  Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Designing and executing functional myeloid experiments using primary cells or in vitro polarized myeloid cells
  • Driving projects to rationally combine targeted therapies in in vitro and in vivo models of a variety of tumor types
  • Presenting data in project and team meetings
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date electronic notebook
  • Analyzing and documenting experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company rules
  • Presenting scientific data to colleagues and assisting in the preparation of internal and external presentations (oral, posters, and publications)




  • Ph.D. in Immunology or related field
  • 2+ years post-graduate experience in immunology, tumor immunology or closely related field in industry.  M.Sc with 7+ years’ experience in tumor immunology may be considered
  • Deep knowledge in neutrophil/macrophage/dendritic cell biology
  • Proficiency in functional immune cell-based assays (e.g., T cell activation and MLR assays)
  • Expertise is multi-color flow cytometry
  • Experience with in vitro polarization assays for myeloid cells is highly desired
  • Expertise in in vivo tumor models (i.e., xenograft, PDX)
  • Proficiency in isolation of PBMCs and tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte profiling in mouse syngeneic cancer models is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong work ethic, able to multi-task, detail-oriented and enthusiastic for laboratory work
  • Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment
  • Level will be commensurate with experience