Scientist I, Oncology (#1)

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Scientist with a proven track record of accomplishment in the field of Oncology/Immunology 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

  • Independently designing and executing experimental strategies, using cellular, molecular and immunological techniques to investigate target biology and therapeutic mechanism of action in in vitro and in vivo models of a variety of tumor types
  • Presenting scientific data to colleagues and in the meeting and assisting in the preparation of internal and external presentations (oral, posters, and publications)
  • Training and supervising research associates and intern students
  • Analyzing and documenting experimental data in electronic notebooks in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company rules

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Cancer biology, or related discipline with demonstrable track record of excellence in hematological malignancy research or cancer biology
  • 2+ years post-graduate experience in hematological malignancy research (i.e AML and NHL), tumor immunology or closely related field in industry 
  • Expertise in in vivo systemic hematological malignancy model in mice (i.e. iv injection, lymph node and bone marrow isolation and multi-color FACS analysis)
  • Extensive hands on experience in cell biology techniques including cell culture, transfection/transduction, multi-parameter flow cytometric analyses, cytokine analysis, functional immunology assays and imaging.  Hands on experience with human PBMC and primary cells (PDX cells) is a plus
  • Expertise in in vivo tumor models (i.e., xenograft, PDX) with dosing techniques (i.e. po, iv, sc, and ip injection)
  • Hands on experience in molecular cloning and molecular biology techniques including qPCR, WB and RNA seq library preparation
  • Must have strong work ethic, able to multi-task, detail-oriented and enthusiastic for laboratory work
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • 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

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.