Sr. Scientist / Sr. Scientist II - Oncology

Planet Pharma South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Opportunity:

The Scientist/Senior Scientist will be responsible for leading preclinical oncology pipeline programs. The individual will have the opportunity to lead programs from target identification to the clinic, working collaboratively across line functions to execute. The individual will also be responsible for evaluating drug conjugate technologies, resulting in generating cutting-edge Probody drug conjugates for the treatment of multiple cancer indications.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Drive the Oncology pipeline forward by leading preclinical oncology programs, evaluating next generation ADC technologies, and identifying first in class targets for Probody drug conjugates

  • Apply biochemical, molecular and functional assays to characterize Probodies and PDCs in a variety of in vivo and cell-based systems

  • Design efficacy and preclinical safety studies

  • Lead research programs and work collaboratively with line functions to direct strategic direction and execute on programs

  • Opportunity to manage a direct report/s

  • Present data at project team meetings, partner meetings, and internal reviews


  • Ph.D. and a minimum of five years of industry experience in biologics oncology drug discovery

  • Experience with ADCs strongly preferred

Professional Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology or related field

  • At least five years of relevant industry experience in biologics oncology drug discovery is required

  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team is expected

  • Experience leading projects and working with cross-functional teams is desired

  • Must have outstanding communication (oral and written) and presentation skills; will have opportunity to present project updates to Senior Management, partners as well as wider audiences

  • Supervisory experience desired

  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in oncology is required

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