Principal Scientist, Immunology

Bothell, WA, United States
Apr 10, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Seattle Genetics is building a skilled immuno-oncology team and is seeking a highly motivated and innovative immunologist with drug development experience to join our team. We are seeking an individual that is passionate about harnessing the immune system to advance cutting-edge oncology therapeutics from concept to clinical testing. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to drive scientific excellence and will lead a team to advance our technology platforms and support development of novel oncology therapeutics. The candidate will evaluate pathways involved in the regulation of adaptive and innate cells with a focus on identifying receptors and signaling pathways critical for eliciting anti-tumor responses. The candidate will leverage these insights to propose strategies for therapeutic targeting.

  • Provide scientific leadership within the immunology team and interface with other functional teams to discover novel therapeutics
  • Lead a team to validate immunology targets and execute comprehensive experimental plans to enable project initiation and progression
  • Provide technical insight on complex scientific issues to advance pre-clinical programs
  • Work with functional teams to identify products that improve patient outcomes.
  • Coach, mentor, and manage people for performance and scientific growth
  • Work independently, establish strategies, and identify actionable undertakings that drive projects within and outside the immunology team

  • A Ph.D degree and 6+ years industry or academia experience in immunology, cellular and/or tumor immunology with a focus on immune signaling and mechanistic studies of immune regulation.
  • History of leading and contributing scientifically to discovery research programs
  • Led functional teams to advance ideas from concept to deliverable
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex data sets in a clear manner to drive initiatives involving internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills as well as a record of accomplishments evidenced by publications/patents is required
  • Understanding of technological trends and demonstrates a passion to develop innovative solutions

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.