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Postdoctoral Fellow, R&D

Company: Champions Oncology, Inc.
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job classification: full-time, salary-exempt

Location: Rockville, MD

About us

Champions Oncology provides an end-to-end range of research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of the oncology drug development. Using in vitro, in vivo and in silico testing platforms, biopharma can leverage the experience and expertise at Champions Oncology to help guide decision making for the effective therapeutic development.

Job overview

The successful candidate will drive projects surrounding the development of novel cancer research platforms that enable the discovery of mechanisms underlaying sensitivity profiles to therapeutics. This is a two-year fellowship, which will enable independent research projects, with a focus on platform development, and provides exposure to commercial strategies of R&D. The program will prepare the postdoctoral fellow for a successful industry career in biomedical research. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Establish novel primary patient-derived primary ex vivo models for solid malignancies
  • Design and implement appropriate viability and phenotypic endpoint ex vivo assays to quickly test functional outcomes for drug candidate screen in patient-derived models
  • Evaluate and characterize ex vivo and in vivo patient-derived tumor models with respect to tumor microenvironment and immunological components
  • Deliver experimental data packages validating and characterizing cancer mechanisms of therapeutic relevance in a timely manner.
  • Effectively communicate with partner groups at Champions to coordinate and execute in vivo assays, molecular profiling, and other experiments.
  • Stay current on the advances in the field to identify opportunities for the adoption of new appropriate technologies and areas of scientific interest.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Medical Doctor or Doctorate (MD or PhD) in biological/medical or oncology disciplines.
  • Strong background and broad knowledge in the cancer biology and mechanisms, especially related to drug resistance and tumor immunology
  • Strong translational research experience required, including assessments using primary specimens and/or patient-derived ex vivo models
  • Strong experience with designing and performing in vitro and ex vivo tumor immunology assays.
  • Experience with organoids or other 3D models is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

Keywords: Champions Oncology, Inc., Rockville , Postdoctoral Fellow, R&D, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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