Scientist I, Oncology

San Diego, CA

  • We are 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

  • Investigate mechanism of action of therapeutic candidates in different tumor types
  • Drive projects to rationally combine targeted therapies in in vitro and in vivo models of a variety of tumor types
  • Design and run supporting assays to assess target modulation levels and downstream effects
  • Analyze and document experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company rules
  • Present scientific data in team meetings and assist in the preparation of internal and external presentations (oral, posters, and publications).

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 signaling pathways
  • Expertise in 2D/3D cell culture, cell-based assays,
  • Experience with molecular techniques such as qPCR, NanoString, RNAseq 
  • Experience with western-blot, immunohistochemistry, multi-color flow cytometry analysis
  • Experience with data mining using publicly available databases
  • Hands-on experience in in vivo tumor models (i.e., xenograft, PDX)
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Ability to design, plan, execute, interpret and troubleshoot experiments with minimal supervision
  • 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

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.