Senior Scientist II

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 28, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Our Immunology Dermatology team in Lake County, IL is looking for an accomplished Immunologist who will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of multi-disciplinary research teams in immune-mediated skin diseases within a highly collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Accomplished scientist with extensive research experience in molecular and cellular Immunology with expertise studying T-cell signaling.
  • Highly motivated researcher with a deep interest in drug discovery and development leading to the identification of novel therapies to modulate inflammatory skin diseases.
  • Comprehensive experience with preclinical models and in vitro assays in pursuit of defining the mechanistic cause of chronic inflammation and autoimmunity as it relates to psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
  • Expertise in developing translational biomarkers from preclinical setting to the clinic in collaboration with the translational immunology team
  • Independently interpret results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments and suggest, design and pursue relevant experiments that further project goals.
  • Understand relevant scientific literature and apply theoretical framework to solving problems in a timely manner
  • Contribute independently to multiple collaborative research projects within department and across teams in a fast-paced environment.



Position will be hired based on level of experience.

  • BS, MS or PhD in Immunology, or a related field with typically 0-4+ (PhD), 8-10+ (MS), or 10-12+ (BS) years of experience.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication of scientific findings and implications of data
  • Highly effective collaboration skills as demonstrated by past experiences and publications a must
  • Significant experience working on human biology as it relates to inflammation and autoimmunity is preferred
  • Experience in both biologic and small molecule therapeutic research a plus

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