We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist to join the Immunomodulatory Drug Discovery group (Cancer Immunology) at Agenus, Lexington, MA. A strong background in immunology as evidenced by peer reviewed publications is required for this position. The successful candidate will work as part of an integrated research team to identify and characterize novel therapeutic targets for cancer immunotherapy. He/she will be expected to work independently, and to design, execute and interpret experiments in the collaborative global research environment at Agenus. In addition, the candidate will lead research initiatives to evaluate cross-talk between signaling networks that contribute to immune suppression and facilitate neoplastic growth. He/she would be tasked with developing this research into novel therapeutic hypotheses, with an expectation that novel findings will be published in impactful journals.
A PhD and post-doctoral training in immunology or oncology is required. A minimum of 3 years of research experience with demonstrated academic/industry achievement, as evidenced by publications in high impact journals, is required. Additional experience in antibody-based immunotherapies, molecular biology, in vitro study of human/primate immune cell assays and signal transduction pathways are encouraged. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be able to distill complex ideas and articulate innovative solutions, and be dedicated to translating basic translational research insights into impactful human therapies.