PhD Scientist III, Immunology & Inflammation (s833)

  • Contract Duration: 6+ months
  • Research & Development
  • Cambridge, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search

Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Scientist III to join Company’s Immunology and Inflammation Therapeutic Area located in Cambridge, MA.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating supporting preclinical research data. The candidate will be responsible for the execution of preclinical research work, utilizing in vitro and in vivo immunological skills, to strengthen our mechanistic biological understanding of our targeted compound. The position requires an ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team environment, as well as excellent technical/written/oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will be curious in exploring new paths for scientific discoveries and bold in proposing creative experimental designs and ideas. The candidate is also expected to have a proven publication record revealing scientific excellence.

We are seeking candidates with a strong working knowledge and demonstrated scientific success in immunology, with a focus on autoimmunity. The ideal candidate possesses strong laboratory experience and technical expertise in cellular immunology (including ELISA, assay development, tissue culture, flow cytometry, primary immune cell assays, and ex vivo analysis) and in vivo preclinical models of autoimmunity. Direct research and drug discovery experience in autoimmune diseases is a plus.

Responsibilities:

· Work within the project team to design, execute, analyze and document in vivo and in vitro experiments to drive data package generation

· Serve as an integral team member of the project team and communicate data updates and recommendations

· Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of laboratory conduct, safety, and appropriate handling of materials

Qualifications:

· PhD in Immunology or a related field followed by a successful postdoctoral training and experience.

· Hands-on experience with a broad range of in vitro/vivo immunological techniques and familiarity with technologies commonly used to assess immunological endpoints, including multi-parameter flow cytometry and ELISA.

· Expertise in and hands-on experience working with eosinophils and/or neutrophils is a plus.

· Ex vivo culture experience, working with primary human tissue samples, and knowledge of in vivo models of autoimmunity and inflammation are preferred.

· Strong working knowledge and research experience in autoimmune diseases, including peer-reviewed publication and presentation history in notable scientific journals and forums

· Highly motivated, independent, collaborative, and able to communicate effectively with a cross-functional team.

· Possesses strong presentation skills and an exceptional work ethic.

Education:

· PhD in Immunology or related biological science plus minimum of 3 years of relevant post-doctoral research experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting

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