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Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Dec 9, 2022

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Life Sciences, Oncology
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Site: USA - Multiple locations (Cambridge, MA/ Collegeville, PA)

The Immuno-Oncology & Combinations Research Unit (IOC RU) within the GSK Oncology organization is seeking an Associate Director (team leader) with management experience and a strong background in cancer immunology/immunotherapy.

The Associate Director will manage and develop a talented team of lab-based scientists that work on a range of activities including: expand state-of-the-art in vitro and ex vivo assay capabilities at a growing GSK site, leading scRNAseq activities, development of in vitro immune cell-based assays that recapitulate disease-relevant biology and target validation. In addition, you will apply your expertise in immuno-oncology drug discovery to take on matrix leadership of key drug discovery activities in the RU (potential examples include leading the biology on a preclinical/clinical programme and leading target identification efforts through scRNA seq and leading target validation activities).

Applying a translational mindset, you will cultivate and work in a dynamic and collaborative environment to interrogate mechanisms of action and pharmacology of novel therapeutics, supporting GSK's diverse immuno-oncology pipeline from early discovery to first-time-in-human commitment.

This is an exciting team leader role in a dynamic global matrix team environment that will allow the successful candidate to have a critical contribution to our efforts to identify and progress novel drug opportunities for immuno-oncology at GSK.

You will need to be a strong scientist with a focus on high quality and delivery. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is independent, creative, pro-active, has a passion for developing others and embody a truth-seeking and inclusive culture.

Why You?

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in immuno-oncology, biology or related field
  • Minimum of three years of successful line management, including development of direct reports.
  • Five or more years of experience in immunology or immuno-oncology drug discovery research.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with transcriptomic or proteomic single cell preparation and bioinformatic analysis (10x genomics, Isoplexis).
  • Experience leading matrix teams in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research setting.
  • Computational biology experience is ideal.
  • Track record of scientific leadership and delivery, preferably in a matrix environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, problem-solving skills including critical and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to prioritize, present in an organized and concise manner, manage time efficiently, and implement creative solutions to meet program needs.
  • Commitment to continual improvement by reading and applying the latest scientific literature, methodologies and technologies.
  • A high level of integrity and desire to develop transformational medicines that bring benefit to patients.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges we've made to our business in over 20 years.We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022:New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and geneticsscience; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of diseasetogether - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culturethat isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​


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