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Senior Director, Discovery Biology (Oncology)

Planet Pharma
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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The Senior Director of Discovery Biology is an experienced oncologist that will perform and oversee lead optimization of novel compounds and the characterization of their MOA on immune cells. The candidate must be self-driven, organized, able to manage junior scientists, and able to thrive in an exciting environment in a rapidly-growing company.

  • Ph.D. in immunology or cancer biology with 10-12+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Research experience in the field of oncology, or immuno-oncology.
  • Strong background in small molecule drug discovery and lead optimization of molecules; experience with bi-functional degrader compounds is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading small team of scientists.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Hands on experience in development, optimization and execution of high-dimensional flow cytometry to phenotypically characterize immune cells, ELISA, Western and multiplexing technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across cross-functional teams
  • Background in ubiquitin biology with past experience is a plus
  • Ideal candidate can develop novel ideas/technologies and is eager to learn, innovate

Culture and Values
  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative; solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Strong scientific curiosity and initiative; hands-on and resourceful
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
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