Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna is dedicated to drug discovery for innovative cancer medicines. A team of more than 250 scientists combine expertise in cancer immunology and cancer biology, as well as genomics, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, screening and pharmacokinetics to identify novel medicines for the treatment of cancer. In the Cancer Immunology Department we are looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented scientist (m/f) with a strong background and expertise in human cancer immunology and experience in setting up and steering academic:pharma collaborations as well as partnerships with CROs in the field of tumour explant analysis and patient-derived organoids.
The Scientific Director-External Research in Human Cancer Immunology will act as a key interface with the external academic community and CROs. He/she will have a particular focus on establishing human tumour ex vivo models that are used to characterize and understand pathways that modulate immune cells in the context of the tumour microenvironment.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Lead scientific projects to interrogate MoA of innovative immunomodulatory drugs for cancer therapy by applying human in vitro and ex vivo approaches
- Establish and effectively manage collaborations with external academic partners and CROs with a strong focus on human ex vivo models, e.g. tumour explants and patient-derived organoids
- Collaborate and coordinate effectively with other research teams and disciplines across a global discovery research organization and stay in active exchange with the external scientific community
- Present scientific data at internal and external meetings, and publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals
- Advise senior leadership on scientific aspects of cancer immunology
We offer a market-competitive salary package in line with your qualification, experience and individual competencies. Additionally we offer a modern company pension scheme, learning and development options as well as a wide range of social benefits. The base pay is composed of a market oriented excess payment and the respective amount according to the Austrian collective agreement (at least € 70,000 gross per year/full-time).
- PhD in biosciences with postdoctoral training followed by at least 10 years research experience in the field of human immunology, preferably human cancer immunology
- Proven experience in establishing and leading successful academic:pharma and/or pharma:CRO collaborations
- Prior experience and demonstrable research output using human tumour explants or patient-derived organoids
- At least 5 years of experience leading research teams either in academia or within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
- Excellent team working, leadership and presentation skills (English as a working language, basic German an advantage)
- Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific findings through an excellent record of publications and conference presentations
Innovative medicines for people and animals have for more than 130 years been what the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim stands for. Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry?s top 20 companies and to this day remains family-owned. Day by day, some 50,000 employees create value through innovation for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. In 2016, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of around 15.9 billion euros. With more than three billion euros, R&D expenditure corresponds to 19.6 per cent of net sales.
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