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US: Principal Scientist, Biomarker Research

Date: 10-Sep-2013
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Principal Scientist, Biomarker Research

* Drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with members of the Translational and Clinical Immunotherapy groups within the ImmunoOncology platform * Develop and execute on lead and exploratory biomarker strategies in the key research areas of cancer vaccines, cancer immune tolerance and tumor-initiating cells * Lead translational biomarker programs, and develop a key focus on novel technologies that advance clinical biomarker assessment * Publish novel research findings in high-impact scientific, technical or medical journals. * Represent ImmunoOncology externally through presentations at national/international meetings, and interface with our clinical investigators * Participate and thrive in an interactive, dynamic, team oriented culture

* PhD, MD or PhD/MD degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g. pathology, molecular biology, cancer genetics, cancer biology, cancer immunology, molecular oncology) * A minimum of 3-5 years post-doctoral experience in basic or translational research either in an academic and/or industry setting * Only candidates with a strong background in (tumor) immunology will be considered for this position * Experience in clinical drug development and biomarkers is beneficial, including basic or advanced understanding of critical development functions. For example, clinical pharmacology, regulatory, safety, operations, biostatistics, etc. * Some prior experience managing research associates is preferred * Consistent record of cutting edge research and/or clinically-related science as evidenced by first- or senior-authored publications in top-tier journals * Recognized scientific leadership as documented by references and external presentations * Outstanding presentation and communication skills * Ability to lead, influence and motivate others * Able to distill complex issues and clearly articulate innovative solutions * Ability to demonstrate effectiveness and growth in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment

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