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Scientist or Senior Scientist: In Vivo ImmunoPharmacology

Intrexon, Germantown, Maryland

Position Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Scientist or Senior Scientist , In Vivo ImmunoPharmacology for our Germantown, Maryland team. The role will be responsible for hands-on leadership of the team responsible for the execution of in vivo immunopharmacology studies. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of in vivo techniques and a rigorous analytical approach to research with the goal of advancing immunotherapeutic leads to clinical candidate therapies.

Duties:

  • Contribute to the design and performance of in vivo experiments.
  • Development of new in vivo models.
  • Demonstrate a high level of independence in performing in vivo experiments, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions regarding experimental progress and results of work.
  • Good communication regarding experiment execution and analysis with supervisor and colleagues. 
  • Perform meticulous record keeping and generate scientific reports to support preclinical cancer drug development.
  • Possess excellent time-management skills and manage experiments in several projects concurrently.  Manage and supervise workflow of the in vivo group. 
  • Supervise research associates and/or scientists.
  • Work with multiple teams to effectively advance research programs efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others.
  • Utilization of appropriate technology, i.e. Outlook, PowerPoint, and other programs to create and distribute reports and key information.
  • Coordination of parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.
  • Interpret and effectively execute upon a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • 1 - 3 Research Associates/Scientists

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, ImmunoPharmacology or related discipline.
  • Seven (7) or more years' post-doctoral experience, industry experience a plus, working in a dynamic team environment with a solid track record in cancer immunotherapy research and/or development.
  • Demonstrated experience with in vivo oncology models, auto-immune experience a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of in vivo techniques.

Key Competencies:

  • Self-motivated and independently minded.
  • Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of levels and function.
  • Self-organizer, meticulous hands-on habits, keen attention to detail.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Responsive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to understand and execute on the company's mission and values.
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
  • Capable of fostering change in an organization.
  • Deals with conflict in a direct, positive manner.
  • Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment and demands.
  • Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information.
  • Fosters innovation through creative solutions.
  • Effective organization and implementation of group projects.
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace.
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.

Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is a leader in synthetic biology focused on collaborating with companies in Health, Food, Energy, Environment, and Consumer Sectors to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. Through the company's proprietary UltraVector® platform and suite of technologies, Intrexon provides its partners with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems. The UltraVector® platform delivers unprecedented control over the quality, function, and performance of living cells. We call our synthetic biology approach and integrated technologies Better DNA®, and we invite you to discover more at www.DNA.com.

To Apply:
For more information and to apply, please contact Kristy Bucciero, Head of Recruiting kbucciero@intrexon.com