Job Overview As Director of the Immunology and Animal Modeling Group, the incumbent will report directly to the Vice President of Research and Development and will be responsible for leading a diverse group of Ph.D. and M.S.-level scientists in the pre-clinical testing of various vaccine candidates. The job involves working with murine, guinea pig and monkey models for evaluating vaccine candidates.
Responsible for supervising laboratory personnel and project team members in the conduct of immunological assays that include ELIspot, Flow cytometric assays, ELISA testing of samples obtained from pre-clinical studies.
The incumbent will oversee the design, planning, and coordination of animal protocols for evaluation of vaccine candidates.
Review study reports, clinical investigator's brochure, publish manuscripts, sponsor GLP toxicology studies, present study data and results at internal and external scientific meetings.
A strong background in immunology, microbiology and virology and an ability to manage/lead others is essential.
Experience conducting standard immunological assays (i.e. ELISpot, ELISA, ICS and flow cytometry) is required.
Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or possess other unrestricted U.S. work authorization and will not require sponsorship for U.S. work authorization now or anytime in the future.
Other Functions and Responsibilities
Oversees and directs the activities of a scientific group in the research and/or development of an organization's products, projects and programs.
Conducts and collaborates with others on basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns.
Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication. Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives.
Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects. May develop budgets for capital expenditures and labor.
Typically collaborates with other top managers to establish company policies.
Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters.
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Education & Experience A Ph.D. and at least 12 years of relevant post-graduate experience is necessary
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