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Research Scientist I, Translational Biology

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology
Lehi, Utah, US
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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If you want to have an impact on the lives of patients with cancer, take a look at Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology (SDP Oncology). With our diverse pipeline, passionate team, and extensive resources, we offer abundant opportunities to contribute to the transformation of cancer care. We know that every team member, regardless of their role, plays a critical part in advancing research and making a difference in the lives of patients with cancer.

The Research Scientist will work in our Translational Biology lab and will be part of the Translational Biology team. The position is focused primarily on the Company's in vitro and in vivo preclinical research efforts. He or she will be responsible to perform all duties related to experimental design and execution, data analysis, presentation of laboratory results, general laboratory responsibilities and assisting colleagues and/or mentoring interns. He or she must be self-motivated, independent, detail-oriented, collaborative, and willing to take risks.

  • Develop and optimize various types of assays (microscopy, biochemical or cell-based assays, etc.).
  • Basic cellular and molecular biology skills (including but not limited to tissue culture, cell-based assays, molecular cloning, transfection, PCR/qPCR, western blot, ELISA, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy).
  • Develop animal models for various oncologic indications (including but not limited to xenograft models, animal dosing, tissue/sample collection and preparation for downstream analysis).
  • Manage out-sourced projects at CRO (including project discussion and initiation, experimental design, progress follow-up, and project conclusion).
  • Develop Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) protocols and follow SOPs.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow scientists, to ensure timely analysis and reporting of research results.
  • Keep detailed logs of the experiments (electronic lab notebook) and report scientific findings through write-ups, presentations, and posters.
  • Read and summarize current scientific literature for assigned programs.
  • Perform general laboratory duties as required, including maintaining and cleaning of lab equipment, purchasing of research supplies under guidance from senior staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • PhD degree in a related field of science (Biology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, etc).
  • 1-2 years' experience working with animal xenograft models is preferred (mice).
  • Knowledge of oncology, biomarkers, and assay development is preferred.
  • Experience with primary cell culture preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to summarize techniques and findings in written form.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of common scientific software is a plus (ImageJ, FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, etc.)

Confidential Data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance: Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of SDP Oncology are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a personal computer for extended periods of time.

Upholding Equal Opportunity: In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military/veteran status, or membership in any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Health & Safety: To maintain the health and safety of our employees, patients, and affiliates, as well as comply with the vaccination requirements of our partners, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19. Candidates must provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment within 5 days of receiving an offer from SDP Oncology. In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, exemptions for religious and medical reasons will be considered.
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