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Scientist – Translational Sciences in Cambridge, MA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cambridge, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/3/2018
  • Job ID:
    918083

Job Description


Scientist, Translational Sciences, 918083

Job Scope & Purpose:

Our Cambridge based client focused on Gene Therapy is seeking a seasoned translational research scientist to expand their capabilities in platform development.  The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team, with academic collaborators as well as with the research leadership team to evolve and implement their research and translational strategy. The position requires expertise in cancer biology and/or chromatin biology, and a passion to contribute to high-quality scientific research to drive programs into the clinic. This role will move quickly for the right person, apply now to learn more!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Key contributor to translational science programs, and delivery of scientific discoveries impacting decision-making at team meetings
  • Design and perform complex chromatin-focused experiments to support hypotheses around the biological functions and molecular mechanisms of oncology targets
  • Identification/validation of biological contexts that create a dependency on a given drug target to aid indication/context prioritization for clinical development. This entails both performing and guiding internal efforts, as well as external efforts with CROs or collaborators.
  • Closely work with bioinformatics group to use genomic, epigenomic, and/or transcriptomic data to generate novel biomarker hypotheses and identify novel biomarkers
  • Identification and clinical translation of biomarker assays that assess drug pharmacodynamics, and allow testing of preclinical response hypotheses enabling a differentiating path for small molecular inhibitor development
  • Be part of a highly skilled translational team that shares a common goal of delivering optimal path forward for clinical development.

Primary Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biological sciences with emphasis on chromatin and/or cancer biology, and 3-5 years of work experience (post-doctoral, industry position or equivalent)
  • Broad knowledge and laboratory research experience in oncology and/or epigenetics space as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
  • Flexibility to work across diverse areas, utilization of next-generation sequencing technologies and familiarity with using pathway analysis and bioinformatics data analysis software
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and ability to work independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, writing reports and giving updates at team meetings is required.
  • The ability and desire to work in a challenging dynamic environment under tight deadlines is required

About Stratacuity: 

Whether you are seeking a career change or simply interested in becoming part of our network, you will appreciate the ethics guiding each Stratacuity team member. We build lasting relationships with exceptional biopharmaceutical talent and take great care to protect your personal information. Upon receiving your inquiry, you may be directly contacted by a Stratacuity team member to discuss your career goals. We will not share your information with anyone without your direct prior consent.

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EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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