Scientist/ Senior Scientist, Oncology

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking a creative, highly motivated, responsible and dynamic discovery biologist to join our oncology team in the R&D division to contribute to preclinical research programs aimed at the development of treatments for cancer.
  • This is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead investigations that establish strong mechanistic rational for prioritization of therapeutic candidates
  • Define context-specific intervention strategies that are optimized for durable tumor control  
  • Design fit-for-purpose assays to assess target modulation and pharmacological effects
  • Analyze and document experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with company policies
  • Participate in development and execution of oncology discovery strategy
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation of scientific findings internally and externally (oral, posters, and publications)
  • Manage cross-functional internal and external collaborations
  • Mentor/manage 1-2 Research Associates as required

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology or related field
  • Strong research and publication track record
  • Deep knowledge of cancer biology and cell regulation
  • Expertise in 2D/3D cell culture, cell-based assays, deep phenotypic profiling
  • Experience with productive application of molecular biology, imaging, genomics and biochemistry technologies
  • Working knowledge of data analytics platforms and enabling computational biology tools preferred
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Ability to provide novel creative solutions to challenging problems
  • Desire to learn and tackle new challenges and lead new initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment
  • Level will be commensurate with experience

Please submit your resume or additional inquiries to apply@samumed.com. Please include the complete title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Emails that do not include this information will be disregarded. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.