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Scientist – Translational Sciences

Apex Systems Cambridge Full-Time
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Scientist, Translational Research 981496

Job Scope & Purpose:

Our Cambridge based client, focused in gene therapy, grounded in immune-oncology and epigenetics is seeking an exceptional Scientist to join their Translational team. Their translational capabilities are currently being expanded to ensure the differentiated clinical development of clinical and pre-clinical assets. The incumbent will identify predictive biomarkers for the enrichment of patient populations most likely to respond to agents in the clinic, and pharmacodynamic biomarkers to monitor target engagement.  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. Apply now to learn more!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • A 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

Primary Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biological sciences with emphasis on cancer biology, and a minimum of 3  years of industry experience
  • Broad knowledge and laboratory research experience in oncology and/or epigenetics space as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience working with CROs for clinical assay development, implementation and execution
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and ability to work independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, writing reports and giving updates at team meetings
  • The ability and desire to work in a challenging dynamic environment under tight deadlines

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.

PROVEN SCIENTIFIC PLACEMENT™

Stratacuity 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. Stratacuity 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 us.

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EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, 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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WHAT WE DO:

Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.

OUR CREDENTIALS: 

Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.

SUPPORTING OUR CONTRACT EMPLOYEES:

We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.

WHO OUR CUSTOMERS ARE: 

We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 

WHERE WE ARE: 

Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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