Vice President of Immunology, Research and Development

Location
Austin, TX, USA
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Ref
197401
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Molecular Templates, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing engineered toxin bodies (ETBs), protein therapeutics with unique biologic activity for the treatment of cancer. Molecular Templates has three compounds in the clinic and has two on-going research collaborations with large pharma partners. Molecular Templates has recently demonstrated that ETBs can be used to alter the immunophenotype of tumor cells through the delivery of foreign class I antigens to intracellular compartments of tumor cells for presentation on the cell surface in complex with MHC class I (antigen seeding). Learn more at www.mtem.com.

Location: Austin, Texas or New York, NY

Position Overview

Molecular Templates is seeking an accomplished and highly-motivated individual to lead MTEMs immunology team. The VP of Immunology will be responsible for overseeing the development of MTEMs Immuno-oncology platform and programs, including the strategic leadership of projects and programs from target identification through clinical development and support of global cross-functional product teams. In addition, the VP of Immunology will be responsible for management and development of the Immunology team to support current and future R&D goals.

Responsibilities:
  • Support R&D strategic planning and contribute to high level decisions through collaboration with R&D leadership team
  • Lead preclinical immuno-oncology programs research programs and work collaboratively with product teams as candidates enter and move through clinical trials
  • Support the development of in vitro and in vivo models to characterize antigen seeding and other immunological effects with ETBs
  • Work cross-functionally to design and initiate in vivo safety and efficacy studies
  • Manage direct reports to successfully deliver on R&D goals
  • Develop and grow the immunology team as needed to support current and future R&D efforts
  • Present data at project team meetings, partner meetings, and internal reviews

Requirements:
  • Ph.D. and a minimum of eight years of industry experience in oncology drug discovery with a core focus on tumor immunology
  • Ph.D. in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field
  • At least eight years of relevant industry experience in in oncology drug discovery with a core focus on tumor immunology
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a cross-functional matrixed team is expected
  • Experience leading projects and working with cross-functional teams is desired
  • Must have outstanding communication (oral and written) and presentation skills; will have opportunity to present project updates to Senior Management, partners, and scientific peers
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in oncology is required

Personal Characteristics:
  • Energetic, resourceful self-starter with high integrity
  • Team-player comfortable in fast-moving, dynamic environments
  • Problem-solving orientation
  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills

Reporting Structure:

This position has supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to the Chief Scientific Officer

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

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