Principal Scientist, Discovery Biology, Immunology

Our client is a leading synthetic biology-based therapeutics company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Principal Scientist, Discovery Biology, Immunology.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Develops novel and/or optimizes existing cell-based assays and animal models to answer mechanistic and project-related questions.
  • Utilizes cell, animal and human samples to understand host, microbiota and/or metabolic signatures to identify disease biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.
  • Contributes to the discovery of translational biomarkers and validates the biomarkers in collaboration with research team.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook, creates reports and presents data to internal and external audience.
  • Performs hands-on laboratory work.
  • Works on new and existing cross-functional programs to expand the mechanistic understanding of therapeutics on the microbiome, host physiology/metabolism and/or host immune response.
  • Identifies metabolic fingerprints and disease-pathway relevant biomarkers, in order to aid in novel target selection and the utilization of synthetic biology to create and evaluate novel therapeutics.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in biology, cell biology, microbiology or related discipline required.
  • Must have a minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Requires extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: immunology, immuno-oncology, metabolic disease, microbiome, host/microbe interaction, host physiology, metabolomics.
  • Must have working knowledge and experience with relevant biological assays (cell-based assays, ELISA assays, flow cytometry, western blot, Taqman/qPCR, RNAseq, etc.) and disease-relevant animal models.
  • The demonstrated ability to communicate, collaborate and work in a matrix environment is required.
  • Adaptability, creative thinking, passion about science and scientific rigor required.
  • Must be innovative, motivated and scientifically driven.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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