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Senior Director, Targeted Immunotherapy

Pfizer


Location:
Pearl River, NY
Date:
08/24/2017
2017-08-242017-09-22
Job Code:
1046573
Pfizer
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Job Title Senior Director, Targeted Immunotherapy

JobID 1046573

Location: Pearl River, NY

Description A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.



All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.



Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.



This position will lead the Targeted Immunotherapy group in Targeted therapeutics Discovery group, Oncology Research, Pearl River, NY to advance Pfizer's preclinical and clinical understanding of immune cell retargeting strategies against tumors. The position is high visibility and an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to shape, influence the strategic directions, and portfolio of immune cell redirected targeting platform at Pfizer. The position will lead and manage a number of research project leaders, and along with protein engineering colleagues, will direct the development of novel bispecific redirected T cell targeting platforms.



• Formulate the platform and program strategy of bispecific redirected T cell targeting. Work closely with CSO of Targeted therapeutics group, Oncology Research to shape the strategy and pipeline of bispecifics immune cell targeting. Overall accountability of preclinical pipeline of bispecifics in targeted therapies group. Participate in cross functional teams to integrate tumor immunology with tumor biology, protein engineering, biomarker and translational biology to develop the next generation of therapeutic immune cell retargeting compounds.

• Lead a team of Biology project leaders in collaboration with protein engineers to develop the redirected T cell targeting platforms and build and advance therapeutic pipeline.

• Serve as interface between early clinical groups and the research unit to develop translational biology and biomarker strategy for novel, immune cell retargeting compounds entering clinical development.

• Will serve as a key advisor to Oncology Research and Development unit project teams and leadership to identify small and large molecule programs for combination studies with immunotherapy compounds.

• Collaborate with Oncology Therapeutics Discovery unit to identify and validate novel targets.



• Will supervise 3 or more direct reports. Will supervise a group of ~15 colleagues. Also could supervise post-doctoral fellows. Further will work in a matrix environment and collaborate with several colleagues across the company to influence project direction of bispecific immune cell targeting platform and pipeline.



Organizational Relationships:

• Collaborate with Biomedicine Design protein engineers to develop platforms for immune cell retargeting

• Collaborate with the Oncology Therapeutics Discovery unit to identify and validate novel targets

• Collaborate with the In Vivo Pharmacology and BioMedicine Design PK/PD groups to design and interpret studies that investigate efficacy and PK/PD relationships.

• Serve as interface between early clinical groups and the research unit to develop translational biology and biomarker strategy for novel, immune cell retargeting compounds entering clinical development.



• PhD or postdoctoral experience in immunology or related fields

• 10+ years of post-graduate research experience

• Strong knowledge/expertise in the fields of T-cell biology, tumor immunology and immunotherapy.

• An in depth understanding of state of the art methods relevant to exploration of tumor interactions with the immune system, and evaluations of candidate immunotherapeutics.

• Experience in the design and implementation of relevant in vitro and in vivo studies to explore immunotherapeutic approaches to target tumors.

• Strong knowledge of translational biomarkers relevant to T-cell activity in the tumor microenvironment.

• Experience managing early stage therapeutic research programs, and demonstrated success of moving projects forward to clinical evaluation.

• Exemplary record of research, as evidenced by publications and patents.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.

• Self-motivation and demonstration of strong team behavior and leadership skills.A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.



All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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