La Jolla, CA, United States
Pfizer Cancer Immunology Discovery (CID) is within the Oncology division of Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development in La Jolla, CA. CID is dedicated to developing new protein therapeutics to improve human life by redirecting the immune system against cancer. CID researchers apply the latest scientific knowledge and novel approaches to discover truly innovative Immuno-Oncology therapeutics.
We are seeking to hire the head of our Cytokine Biology program. The candidate should be a highly motivated and accomplished scientist with demonstrated expertise in understanding and modulating cytokine and cytokine receptor function to impact anti-tumor immunity. The chosen candidate will be responsible for defining the strategy for Pfizer's large molecule IO intervention targeting cytokine function, which will require close collaboration with a variety of inter-disciplinary colleagues including cancer biologists, immunologists, clinicians, protein engineers, and target identification and biomarker researchers.
Contribute to overall strategy for cancer immunology at CID and define and implement an innovative strategy for effectively modulating cytokine function to effect anti-tumor immunity.
Supervise and mentor a team committed to delivering IND-enabling packages over the next 2-4 years
Collaborate with immuno-oncology (I-O), protein engineering, computational biology, and clinical development groups to pursue the most promising drug candidates through clinical trials.
Supervise a group conducting target validation for new targets
Participate in collaborations on novel I-O targets with internal and external partners.
Lead the latest scientific advancements in the field as a thought leader and spokesperson for Pfizer I-O research, especially in the field of cytokine biology
Contribute to a culture that embraces continuous learning, development, and collaboration
PhD with 10-15 years post-doctoral training with significant relevant experience in cancer immunotherapy
Experience managing a large team is essential
Knowledge of cellular and molecular immunology
Ability to design and supervise all aspects of in vitro and in vivo cancer immunotherapy models
Track record of publications and innovation
Ability to design and deliver novel solutions to challenging problems
Pro-active attitude and strong desire to discover novel biology and potential new drugs
Strong oral presentation and communication skills
Industry experience, including regulatory agency interaction is highly desired, including experience of target validation and candidate selection
Ability to perform complex data analysis
Ability to analyze and interpret work published in the field and use it to place our work in context
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