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Associate Director Biomarker Research

Burlingame, CA, USA | Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Scientific Research
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Works with data scientists to generate and interpret analysis of biomarker data

Plans, initiates and executes pre-clinical scientific research using extensive technical skills and scientific principles to meet project goals with limited supervision

Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories that are applied directly and through collaboration with others, making significant contributions to delivering on relevant goals of project team and or function

Works on problems of a significant scope where analysis of situations or data requires review of a variety of factors, applying extensive theoretical, scientific and cross-functional expertise to achieve goals and innovations.

Executes projects under limited supervision and is capable of interpreting results, experimental design in the context of the scientific literature to support project goals

Makes major contributions to scientific literature and conference presentations and patent applications. Expected to author significant scientific publications in high impact journals and present original work at international scientific conferences

Tracks, organizes, and evaluates integrity of biomarker data for ongoing clinical trial, including collaboration with clinical group, central labs and vendors to facilitate delivery of data

Conducts and collaborates with others on basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns

Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication

Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives

Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects

May develop budgets for capital expenditures and labor

Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function

Establishes operational objectives and work plans and effectively delegates assignments to subordinates as necessary

Involved in developing, modifying and executing company and departmental policies that affect immediate operations and may also have a company-wide effect

Ensures that budgets and schedules meet corporate timelines

Must have strong negotiation skills with vendors and management in order to influence senior leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization

Manages activities of two or more sections or departments

Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods and staffing


PhD in Biology or related field required

5-10 years of related experience required

Expert knowledge of cancer biology and immunology

Candidate will be responsible for implementing cell-based and tissue assay platforms to characterize small molecule, antibody and protein based drug candidates

Familiarity with bioinformatics and statistical systems desired

Experience in immunohistochemistry desired

Able to work independently, optimize and trouble shoot experimental protocols

Must show demonstrated success in technical proficiency, collaboration with others and independent thought

Successful candidate should have a reputation as an emerging leader in the field with sustained performance and accomplishments


Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills

Able to build effective working relationships throughout the organization internally and externally to achieve goals.

Flexibility and willingness to solve problems that fall outside of immediate area of expertise

Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, with an exceptional attention to detail.

Work independently in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced, often changing environment.

Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, agility, and drive.

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