Scientist I, Oncology

San Diego, CA

  • Samumed is seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Scientist 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 position is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Designing and executing functional myeloid experiments using primary cells or in vitro polarized myeloid cells
  • Driving projects to rationally combine targeted therapies in in vitro and in vivo models of a variety of tumor types
  • Presenting data in project and team meetings
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date electronic notebook
  • Analyzing and documenting experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company rules
  • Presenting scientific data to colleagues and assisting in the preparation of internal and external presentations (oral, posters, and publications)


  • Ph.D. in Immunology or related field
  • 2+ years post-graduate experience in immunology, tumor immunology or closely related field in industry. M.Sc with 7+ years’ experience in tumor immunology may be considered
  • Deep knowledge in neutrophil/macrophage/dendritic cell biology
  • Proficiency in functional immune cell-based assays (e.g., T cell activation and MLR assays)
  • Expertise is multi-color flow cytometry
  • Experience with in vitro polarization assays for myeloid cells is highly desired
  • Expertise in in vivo tumor models (i.e., xenograft, PDX)
  • Proficiency in isolation of PBMCs and tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte profiling in mouse syngeneic cancer models is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong work ethic, able to multi-task, detail-oriented and enthusiastic for laboratory work
  • 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

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