SITC Job Board

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Current Internal Opportunities

Medical Writer
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer – Milwaukee, WI

Posted 2/9/2017

General Summary

Responsible for the review, development and update of scientific and medical content for society publications. Includes all aspects of written product development including outline of manuscript/project scope, literature reviews and bibliography development, scribing for high-level meetings and teleconferences and providing organized notes to group leaders, interfacing with appropriate collaborative groups or individuals during the writing process, and adhering to applicable guidelines in order to ensure timely delivery of high quality end products. Will also write scientific content for grants and proposals, and provide feedback on grants/proposals written by other staff.

This role requires the ability to undertake projects that require a variety of writing styles, include highly scientific research and review manuscripts, media-focused pieces, meeting reports, etc. The ability to write quickly and succinctly but comprehensively, sometimes to tight deadlines, is important.

Position Responsibilities

  • In direct collaboration with academic/clinical authors, assist in researching, writing, revising, and submitting review manuscripts, including clinical immunotherapy practice guidelines, clinical research recommendations, and meeting reports, to scientific/medical journals
  • Assist academic and clinical authors in the development of original algorithms, tables and figures designed to accompany manuscripts submitted for publication
  • Assist academic and clinical authors in the development of abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific/medical meetings
  • Collaborate with other Society staff on written pieces created to expand the knowledge and impact of cancer immunotherapy in the oncology community, including the development of educational tools for a wide array of constituency groups and target audiences
  • Attend meetings and teleconferences as needed to plan, develop, and evaluate written projects; scribe during scientific meetings and prepare organized notes for participants
  • Maintain all needed files and systems to track bibliographic reference histories and manuscript development, and report on manuscript/project progress as requested
  • Ensure compliance with pre-established good publication practice guidelines, collaborative agreements, and copyright law, and ensure proper acknowledgement of support and participation as applicable
  • Assist with development of accurate and appropriate scientific copy for promotional and website materials
  • Provide overall support for ongoing scientific/medical programs and projects
  • Evaluate the scientific content needs for proposals; contribute content and scientific oversight, working with other department as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience Required

  • Education – MS in biomedical sciences with extensive scientific writing experience OR PhD or equivalent experience, with ability to evaluate medical research, required
  • Experience – Previous biomedical science writing experience and strong knowledge/experience of immunology or therapeutic oncology required; familiarity with nonprofit boards of directors a plus
  • Skills – Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills. Computer proficiency and ability to manage and juggle multiple writing projects.  Attention to detail and accuracy.  Able to work successfully in a team environment.

Other Requirements

  • Travel of up to 4 weeks per year
  • Some evening and weekend work as needed
  • Occasional lifting, up to 50 pounds
Click here to apply to this position.

Current External Opportunities

Lead Research Associate
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute – Portland, OR

Posted 2/14/2017

The Laboratory of Clinical Cell Production at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) at Providence Cancer Center is recruiting a Research Associate Lead to coordinate and support the development of a new clinical cell production lab that will focus on T-cell transfer immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with metastatic cancers. The main role of the clinical T-cell therapy lab is to generate novel, safe and effective T-cell products specifically targeting tumor antigens that will be used to treat patients with cancer.

This position involves coordination of the lab activities as well as extensive lab protocol and process development, including optimization of cell culture methods for patient treatment. Additional responsibilities include hands-on translational research, data analysis, and training and education.

To find more information and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/2lpdhWa.

Lead Research Associate
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute – Portland, OR

Posted 2/14/2017

The Laboratory of Antitumor T-cell Response at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) at Providence Cancer Center is recruiting a Lead Research Associate to manage the lab and to perform research related to deciphering and enhancing the T-cell response against epithelial cancers. The goal of this lab is to better understand the immunobiology of T cells infiltrating epithelial tumors and to develop effective T-cell based immunotherapies for patients with metastatic epithelial cancers.

The primary responsibilities of this position include efficient management of the lab, designing and performing experiments, data acquisition and analysis, and training and education. Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic and strive for technical excellence. Experience in immunological research techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and multicolor flow cytometry, as well as T-cell culture, and a strong working knowledge of molecular biology are major assets.

To find more information and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/2k8smuL.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute – Portland, OR

Posted 2/14/2017

A highly motivated and hardworking individual is sought to join the Laboratory of Antitumor T-cell Response as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) at Providence Cancer Center.

The major goal of this lab is to develop new and more effective T-cell transfer immunotherapies to treat patients with metastatic epithelial cancers. Current projects include: 1) studying the immunobiology of the antitumor T-cell response in the microenvironment of human epithelial tumors with a focus on tumor antigen specificity and biological pathways perturbed in antitumor tumor-infiltrating T cells; 2) investigating strategies to broaden the antitumor T-cell response against human epithelial cancers; and 3) developing and evaluating novel gene engineering strategies to enhance the function of T cells for adoptive immunotherapy.

To find more information and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/2ifolCj.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute – Portland, OR

Posted 2/14/2017

The Integrated Therapies Laboratory in the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Center is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will be responsible for conducting in vivo and in vitro experiments in preclinical models of cancer immunotherapy. The Integrated Therapies Laboratory is a collaborative effort investigating the contribution of immunology to conventional cancer therapies.

The laboratory studies transplantable and spontaneous transgenic preclinical models of cancer treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immune therapies. In addition, we conduct and analyze clinical trials of immunotherapy. The position will investigate the adaptive and innate immune biology of tumors treated using an advanced small animal radiation research platform. Skills in immune histology, chemokine and cytokine biology, cell purification, flow cytometry and T cell or macrophage biology would be especially relevant.

To find more information and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/2lvsVfb.

Science Researcher in Immuno-Oncology
BTG – Camberley, England

Posted 1/27/2017

BTG is looking for a senior researcher in immunology/oncology with strong scientific acumen to join our Research & Development department.

Their primary role will be to critically and objectively interpret and evaluate cutting edge scientific research to drive informed strategic decision-making within our immuno-oncology business team.

The successful candidate will gain experience working within a global multidisciplinary team, build commercial expertise and work with us to translate their ideas into therapeutic advancement for patients with cancer.

Term: Available immediately, initial 2-year contract

Education and experience:

  • PhD in a relevant life science subject (i.e. immunology or oncology focus)
  • Minimum 3 years similarly relevant postdoctoral experience in a leading research institution
  • Experience in research in immunology, ideally with applications in the treatment of cancer
  • Proven scientific and theoretical capability through strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals

Skills and attributes:

  • Out-going with excellent networking and relationship building skills
  • Credibility with external opinion leaders
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in prioritising and triaging vast amounts of complex scientific information, with good attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Principal responsibilities:

  • Evaluating scientific and technical areas of interest to the immuno-oncology business team, keeping abreast of developments in this field through on-line research tools/libraries and connecting with external networks, identifying and prioritising promising R&D opportunities
  • Coordination and involvement in the setup of screening assays and pre-clinical models
  • Researching organisations (academic, pharma, medtech) and specific individuals (physicians) to identify potential collaborators and commercial opportunities
  • Attending scientific conferences, meetings, and industry events to further build knowledge and network with leading scientists/potential collaborators within medical oncology
  • Analysing, summarising and presenting key information in research papers, reports and reviews to educate and advise internal stakeholders, participating in strategic planning
  • Managing collaborative relationships with external parties, establishing rapport, informing them about BTG’s products and interests, building BTG’s global reputation in the field of immuno-oncology
To learn more about this position, please visit:https://btgplc.com/careers/.

Research Scientist
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute – Portland, OR

Posted 1/12/2017

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Center is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Laboratory of Cancer Immunotherapy as a non-faculty Scientist.

Primary responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments associated with pre-clinical models and current clinical studies, analyzing and presenting results, and supervising technical staff.

A PhD in Immunology or related field is preferred, with a record of productive research including peer-reviewed publications, the ability to work independently as well as in collaboratively, and outstanding organizational skills. Experience in working with T cells, immunological assay techniques, multicolor flow cytometry, and cell culture is preferred as well as experience in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and bioinformatics.

To find more information and to apply go to:

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=88636

Immunotherapy Project Development Scientist
City of Hope National Medical Center – Duarte, CA

Posted 1/7/2017

City of Hope National Medical Center has an immediate need for a Project Development Scientist in the Clinical and Translational Project Development Core of the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute. This Core supports project management, scientific writing and clinical trial design for the Heme Institute.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Immunotherapy Center led by Drs. Stephen Forman and Christine Brown, and will shepherd projects from conception to grant submission, to clinical protocol, to manuscript. 

Requires a PhD, preferably in immunology; or, master’s degree with five years of scientific writing, clinical study design, or clinical trial regulatory experience in an academic research environment.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

To learn more about this position and to apply, click here.

Research Scientist - Immuno-oncology and Vaccines
Multimeric Biotherapeutics, Inc. – La Jolla, CA

Posted 12/2/2016

This is a full-time position with an emerging, early stage biotech company developing the next generation of immune stimulants the treatment of cancer and vaccines. The company is funded by private investors and Government grants. Our labs are located in the San Diego Science Center very close to La Jolla, CA, a major center of immunology research.

Requirements: Doctoral degree in a relevant biological science. > 2 years prior immunology research experience with a preference for immuno-oncology and vaccine studies. Self-starter and able to design and implement projects.

Duties: Cellular immunology assays including ELISPOT, flow cytometry, ELISA, and cytotoxicity assays. Molecular design, construction, and testing of new plasmids and viral expression vectors. Production of recombinant proteins in large scale mammalian cell cultures, FPLC protein purification, and protein characterization for purity and activity. Maintenance of cultured cell lines and primary human and mouse immune cells. Familiarity with mouse immunology and tumor models.

For more information, visit the following website: www.multimericbio.com or contact Dr. Richard Kornbluth at rkornbluth@multimericbio.com.

Post-Doctoral Associate
Altor BioScience Corporation – Miramar, FL

Posted 11/29/2016

Altor BioScience Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and viral infections. Currently we are seeking an innovative and highly motivated postdoctoral associate, focusing on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of newly developed biopharmaceutics in vitro and in vivo. The ideal candidate for this position will be a recent doctoral graduate who has expertise in both immunological research and animal experiments. This individual will be part of the R&D team responsible for all aspects of research activities.

The candidate will be required to:

  • Have a doctorate degree in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology or other similar fields. Experience with immunological techniques and animal studies is a plus.
  • Work well in a fast-paced, high-intensity team environment.
  • Execute and trouble-shoot experiments. Maintain detailed and accurate records. Collect and process samples from animals or other tissues for research purposes.
  • Write scientific reports and present results. Strong organizational and prioritization skills are required.

Please visit our website to learn more, and contact Dr. Xu at wenxinxu@altorbioscience.com to apply.

Faculty Positions in Cancer Immunology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine – Albuquerque, NM

Posted 11/29/2016

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are seeking a tenure-track faculty with expertise in cancer immunology and a focused interest in both basic and translational research to contribute to our anticancer therapeutic programs.

Areas of interest are aligned and synergize with the Cancer Center research programs and activities and are meant to develop new directions in Cancer Immunology spearheaded by the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology department, where a critical mass of immunologists, as well as cancer researchers exist.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strong record of scientific accomplishments with a specific expertise in any of the following substantive areas:  (1) T-cell biology, immune control of anti-tumor response, tumor-mediated immune tolerance, identification of new immunological targets, and/or immunotherapeutics. (2) Novel approaches to enhance immunotherapy in Cancer including autophagy and other approaches to overcome the immunosuppressive environment in tumors
  • Current grant funding with Principal Investigator status or high probability of obtaining and maintaining external funding
  • Potential for research and educational interactions with members of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Synergy with Cancer Center programs and activities

For best consideration apply by March 31, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator
For complete details of this position or to apply, please visit this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu
Please reference posting Number: 0833977

For additional information you may contact:
Sally Ann Garcia, Search Coordinator,
(505) 272-9374, SanGarcia@salud.unm.edu

Assistant/Associate Medical Director
Genentech – San Francisco, CA

Posted 11/11/2016

The Oncology Early Clinical Development (ECD) group at Genentech is seeking a talented physician scientist who is passionate about translating preclinical discoveries into the next generation of cancer therapies. ECD’s scope encompasses first in human studies through proof of concept with novel agents against a variety of targets with a strong focus on mechanism-based biomarkers.

This Assistant/Associate Medical Director will have the opportunity to drive the design, execution, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of innovative clinical trials, with an initial focus on cancer immunology and novel immune-modulating agents, including studies of rational combinations. Eventual opportunities to participate in the development of other targets within our extensive oncology portfolio are also anticipated.

This individual will be responsible for providing clinical leadership for internal cross-functional internal teams and communicating with external experts and investigators. The role will involve direct interaction with the Genentech Cancer Immunology Research group and the Oncology Biomarker Development group, and periodically the Genentech Partnering group for assessment of in-licensing opportunities.

Designing and conducting efficient, interpretable trials that address high priority questions in clinical oncology is challenging and exciting work that is supported by Genentech’s outstanding commitment to fundamental cancer research, including scientific leadership in cancer immunology, and vibrant patient-oriented culture. 

If you have an MD with specialty training in Oncology/Hematology, experience in laboratory-based cancer research (PhD is a plus) and an interest to learn more about current or future opportunities with Genentech’s Early Clinical Development Cancer Immunotherapy program, please contact Amie Sommer with Genentech Staffing at sommer.amie@gene.com

Physician and Physician/Scientist Opportunities
Genentech – San Francisco, CA

Posted 11/10/2016

Genentech and Roche have made a major commitment to leading the understanding of how the human immune system interacts with cancer, and how to enhance anti-tumor immunity to generate durable responses.

As a result of exciting growth with Genentech’s Immunotherapy programs, we are looking for talented Physicians and Physician/Scientists to join the Tecentriq (atezolizumab) and Cancer Immunotherapy teams. Individuals will have the unique opportunity to lead and or work on novel studies focused on understanding cancer immunobiology, anti-tumor activity of an engineered anti-PD-L1 antibody, combination immune modulatory approaches with targeted therapy or immune doublet therapy, and new immunomodulatory molecules and approaches.  We have a number of opportunities at varying levels to focus on a diversity of indications.   

If you have an MD with specialty training in Oncology and or Hematology (in addition to a PhD and or basic science training is a plus) and an interest to learn more about current or future opportunities with Genentech’s Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Development program, please contact Kim Demetriou with Genentech Staffing at demetriou.kimberly@gene.com

Passionate About Our People

We recognize that our people are our most important asset. It’s why we foster an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and offer competitive healthcare and benefits to help you bring the best to the business and to your personal life.

Join us as we continue to tackle medicine’s most challenging problems and live a life inspired.  Now a member of the Roche Group, Genentech has multiple medicines on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses. 

Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Preclinical Development Scientist
AgonOx, Inc. – Portland, OR

Posted 11/8/2016

Job Description

Preclinical Development Scientist to help translate discoveries from our human tumor microenvironment discovery platform through preclinical validation.

  • Oversee the design and execution of preclinical studies to support Agonox’s pipeline of novel drug candidates.
  • Initiate and manage contracts, coordinate activities with pharmaceutical partners in the areas of pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, toxicology, PK and immunogenicity assays, and functional bioassays.
  • Prepare preclinical reports and regulatory documents for future IND filings, patient filings, SBIR grant applications.
  • Help write SBIR grant submissions.
  • Works closely with other functional areas and colleagues to insure all studies are performed in a quality, timely and scientific sound manner.
  • Provides strategic preclinical expertise to cross-functional project teams as the preclinical representative.

Ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. preferably in Immunology with at least 5 years’ industry or Post-Doctoral research experience. A passion for science as well as planning, budgeting, project management, and writing skills are a must. Apply at Agonox.com/careers.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Oncology
Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. – Rockville, MD

Posted 11/3/2016

Job Description

Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. is seeking an innovative and highly motivated scientist to join the nucleic acid vaccine team in Oncology. The candidate will be responsible for supporting and/or leading oncology projects, and have the opportunity to identify and interrogate the immunomodulatory target pathways using cutting-edge technologies and novel approaches to enrich the LAMP vax pipeline. Prior experience in cancer immunology immunotherapy research and potentially nucleic acid vaccines is preferred but not required. The selected candidate will work closely with other scientists, participate in project teams, and work in a multidisciplinary environment in order to advance projects.

Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. in appropriate discipline required (e.g., immunology, cell biology, molecular biology)
  • Minimum 0-2 years’ experience (industry experience preferred)

Visit our careers site at http://www.immunomix.com/careers/ for full details.  Send your cover letter and credentials as described along with the Job Code: 2016 RD004 in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Principal Scientist, Vaccine Immunology / Immuno-Oncology
Pfizer – La Jolla, CA

Posted 11/3/2016

Role Description

Vaccine Immunotherapeutics seeks to discover novel vaccines (prophylactic and therapeutic) for the prevention and treatment of significant human diseases, using a variety of vaccine technology platforms in combination with immunomodulatory agents.

We are searching for a motivated individual with in-depth immunoassay experience and a prior track record in the field of oncology (preferably immuno-oncology), to join our Immunology group in San Diego, California. This position will require the successful applicant to both perform the role of a line manager, overseeing and mentoring other scientists in the Immunology group, and maintain a significant presence in the laboratory as a matrix team leader charged with directly ensuring high-quality data is delivered in an organized and safe manner.

The candidate will be required to:

  • Provide broad expertise in T cell immunology including the development and consistent application of immunoassays (e.g. ELISpot, flow cytometry, T cell cytotoxicity, multiplex cytokine analysis) to measure vaccine-induced cellular responses.
  • Proactively apply their knowledge to the design of in-vivo studies and effective experimental work plans, conducting their work both independently and as part of a matrix team.
  • Manage one or more direct reports, with responsibility for their day-to-day workload and professional development.
  • Apply exceptional organizational skills to overseeing the scheduling of study readouts, confirming personnel and resources are available to run required immunoassays, and ensuring all colleagues participating know their roles and responsibilities.
  • Oversee rigorous QC of data and endorse study result interpretations prior to release to project teams.
  • Contribute scientific knowledge, innovation, and strategic thinking as a core member on project leadership teams by being fully accountable for the progress and success of the project whether acting as a line representative or project lead.

To view the full job posting and to apply to this position, visit the following website: http://pfizercareers.com.

Scientist I/II
Bristol-Myers Squibb – Redwood City, CA

Posted 10/28/2016

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol- Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Immuno-oncology Discovery of Bristol Myers Squibb in Redwood City, CA, is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join a group of researchers and to identify novel therapeutics in cancer immunotherapy, following FDA approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) and Opdivo (Nivolumab) discovered by Bristol-Myers Squibb scientists. The candidate will characterize immuno-modulatory antibodies, and explore mechanism of action and combinatorial therapeutic strategies. The candidate
will likewise contribute to the design and analysis of in vivo efficacy studies in mouse tumor models.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing expertise in basic Immunology
  • Designing and executing experiments in both human and animal models
  • Developing novel assays for the characterization of the immune system integrating the current scientific literature into research practice
  • Analyzing and presenting scientific results to internal and external scientists
  • Working in a collaborative team environment

Qualifications:

  • PhD with a minimum of 2 years post-doc experience or a BS/MS candidate with 5-10 years related industry experience.
  • An understanding of the methodologies, reagents, instrumentation and software used for key experimental techniques, including flow cytometry, transcriptional analyses, cytokine analyses, and multispectral imaging.
  • A demonstrated history of scientific excellence, as assessed by publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations.
  • Ability to achieve success in a dynamic scientific environment that moves at a fast pace.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vet/Disability

Visit the following website to apply to this position: https://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1603789.