What Does This Role Involve?
- Independently conducts cancer immunology and drug discovery research experiments using techniques in immunology, molecular and cellular biology
- Assesses and reports data with little guidance in a clear and concise manner with a strong understanding of its implications within the overall context of drug discovery
- Maintains a well-developed understanding of approaches to investigate the function of myeloid cells and aspects of drug discovery
- Is an active member of the team liaising between programs/departments and sharing scientific knowledge and feedback on other’s experiments to ensure the efficient relay of information and translation of data
- Ensures own work and work of peers is compliant with Good Laboratory Practice, Safety, Health and Environment standards and all other relevant internal AstraZeneca standards and external regulations
- May be asked to lead or co-lead a project team and contribute to scientific publication goals
Essential Skills and Capabilities
- A PhD, or equivalent experience, in immunology and cancer biology
- Extensive experience in studying T cells or myeloid cells: MDSC, macrophages, dendritic cells, expertise or knowledge of peptide vaccines.
- Strong hands-on skills in basic biochemical and immunological methods including multi-color flow cytometry (FACS), ELISA/multiplex assays, western blotting, luminescence assays, cell killing assays, high content imaging.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Ability to work in a high paced team environment, plan and meet timelines
- Proven track record of success in your research, and experience preparing written scientific reports (eg, manuscripts) and oral presentations to broad and diverse audiences
Desirable for the role
- In vivo expertise in murine tumor models
- Experience developing cancer immunotherapy including cancer vaccines and cellular therapies
How should applicants apply?