Scientist, Cancer Therapeutic Discovery

Bothell, WA, United States
Dec 24, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking an innovative scientist with a deep understanding of cancer biology and strong experience with antibodies to help advance our pipeline in antibody-based oncology therapeutics. The ideal candidate will be a capable laboratory-based experimentalist able to design and execute a research strategy in a collaborative environment. The candidate will conduct research in cancer biology to include elucidation of disease mechanisms, identification and validation of targets, design and characterization of candidate therapeutics, and determination of drug mechanism of action. Additionally, the candidate will develop technologies needed to advance projects from concept to clinical testing.

  • Design and execute comprehensive experimental plans focused on identification and validation of cancer therapeutic targets and mechanisms of action
  • Nominate and evaluate novel targets, mechanisms, and formats for therapeutic intervention
  • Characterize antibodies to support selection of therapeutic leads, using flow cytometry, cell-based assays, and in vivo studies
  • Develop methods and technology platforms to support therapeutic antibody discovery and development, such as in vitro assay systems to model in vivo conditions
  • Collaborate effectively within a team and interface with other divisions to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • Work independently, stay abreast of the cancer biology literature, and act as an expert scientific resource

  • Ph.D. and 2+ years of research experience in industry or academics
  • Strong background in cancer biology
  • Previous experience with antibody assays or developing antibody-based therapeutics
  • Familiarity with both in vitro and in vivo experimentation preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, time management, and decision-making skills
  • A record of accomplishments evidenced by publications/patents is required

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.