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Seattle, Washington
<p> Director/Principal Scientist, Biomarker Discovery</p><p> Silverback Therapeutics, a Seattle-based start-up biotechnology company focused on cancer immunotherapy, is seeking a highly motivated scientific leader to join our team. Applicants should be comfortable in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.</p><p> Primary responsibilities will include the oversight of the Biomarker team and overall responsibility for the design, implementation, and execution of studies to identify stratification and mechanistic biomarkers of response to enable development of Silverbacks therapeutics. Experimental strategies will include the application of state of the art molecular, cellular and imaging technologies to analyze preclinical and clinical samples. A strong background in immunology with hands-on experience in biomarker discovery is required. Position will have direct supervisory responsibility for technical staff members in this scientific area.</p><p> Qualifications and Education Requirements Ph.D. in Immunology, Genomics, Molecular Oncology or related field with post-doctoral experience and 8 + years of experience Successful track record in leading and managing teams Experience in biomarker discovery and assay development in the areas of immunology, inflammation and/or immune-oncology Detailed knowledge of immunology and/or cancer immunology biomarker strategies Exposure to the application of cutting-edge molecular and genomic techniques is preferred (RNA sequencing, whole genome sequencing) Demonstrated excellence in assay design and optimization</p><p> PREFERRED SKILLS Familiarity with assay transfer and overseeing activities at CROs Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, & prioritize work on multiple projects Strong oral and written communication skills Prior experience contributing to clinical protocols and FDA filings</p><p> Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. is financed by OrbiMed Advisors, the worlds largest healthcare-dedicated investment firm, and is fully funded through entry of multiple programs into the clinic. We offer our employees competitive compensation and benefits, including paid time off, health insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan, and stock options. We are an equal opportunity employer.</p>
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