• (Sr) Scientific Writer (Cancer Immunology)

    Job Locations US-MA-Lexington
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  • Overview

    We are seeking a highly motivated and results-orientated Scientific Writer to join the Immunomodulatory Drug Discovery (IMDD) group (Cancer Immunology) at Agenus, Lexington, MA. In this position, the selected candidate will work as part of an integrated, dynamic and talented research team focused on identifying novel therapeutic targets, and the development and characterization of cancer immunotherapeutic agents directed at these targets.



    This new member of our team is expected to work cross-functionally with the scientific, business development, competitive intelligence, and communication groups to facilitate data sharing within our organization, and between Agenus and industry partners, and the broader scientific community. The new team member will assist in the production and review of scientific documents, including technical protocols and regulatory submission documents; copyedit manuscripts for use in publications, abstracts, posters, and other communications; assist in the preparation of clear and impactful presentations; remain current on trends in immune-oncology, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, collegial and research-driven environment.



    A BS or advanced degree in a field of biology

    • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills are required. Full fluency of English language.
    • Exposure to immunology, drug discovery, or translational research is preferred.
    • Graphic design skills are highly desirable.
    • Prior scientific writing, laboratory research, and/or cancer immunology experience is a bonus


    What are we looking for?

    • Learning Agility: Capability to think through problems from a fresh point of view and comfort with ambiguity and complexity. Willingness to challenge the “status quo.” Curiosity and passion for ideas. Love of learning.
    • Detail Orientation: Ability to bring laser focus and attention to detail to critical projects. Comfort operating “in the weeds” without losing sight of the big picture. Aptitude for mastering operational specifics of each project to facilitate its efficient advancement.
    • High Execution: Demonstrates and fosters a winning mind set, a sense of urgency, optimism, and ownership, and a strong drive to achieve goals and organizational success.

    What are we offering?

    • Exposure to cutting-edge science: immunology, drug discovery, and/or translational research.
    • Involvement in setting and implementing Immunomodulatory Drug Discovery group data sharing and internal/external presentation efforts including IND writing, patent filings, ROPs, publications, posters, slides for business development presentations, etc
    • Challenging and out-of-the-box environment, stimulating growth and implementation of innovative solutions.
    • Career development and leadership opportunities within the research team and across the company.



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