Scientist – Hematologic Oncology

TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION: Scientist, Hematologic Oncology / Exempt

REPORTING LOCATION: Rockville, MD

REPORTS TO: Director of Immuno-Oncology Research

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:  Aids in overseeing all scientific projects related to Hematology Research and Services of Champions Oncology.  Manages all animal and biomarker studies and troubleshoots as necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Formulate and implement effective strategies without immediate direction when:
    • Managing scientific studies related to Hematology Research and Services of Champions Oncology.
    • Designing in vitro and in vivo studies, collating and presenting results.
    • Consulting on and/or managing of in vivo studies for collaborators and clients.
    • Conducting additional R&D as needed.
  • Provide regular updates to Director of Immuno-Oncology Research and other internal personnel.
  • Communicate with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as necessary.
  • Assist with regulatory and sponsor audits of the facility and studies.
  • Design studies, interpret and report results for Hematology R&D within established timelines.
  • Serve as in-house expert in Hematology, especially acute myeloid leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Maintain research collaborations through active engagement.
  • Develop laboratory protocols and SOP.
  • Train internal staff or external collaborators on scientific processes.
  • Serve as study PI on IACUC protocols, maintain knowledge about animal health and in vivo study design.
  • Maintain knowledge and subject matter expertise as relates to Hematological Oncology scientific advances as well as competitive intelligence.
  • Present data, compose manuscripts & prepare posters/presentations at national/international meetings or symposia in support of business objectives.
  • Establish and maintain cross-functional team interactions to achieve R&D objectives.
  • Assist with other tasks/duties as needed in a small company environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • This position requires reasoning, scientific, mathematical, writing, and language skills at a post graduate level. Lucid conceptualization skills are also required.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the field of hematologic oncology.
  • Ability to analyze tumor measurements, tables of results, maintain the Company’s sophisticated database; construct graphs and generate both detailed and executive summary reports.
  • Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with laboratory management and other laboratory personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate scientific data to internal and external colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Possess creative problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions.
  • Possess superior planning, organizational, computer, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to network and negotiate effectively.
  • Ability to be flexible and assist with other tasks/duties as needed in a small company environment.
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree in hematology, oncology or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of hematologic malignancies.
  • Demonstrated experience in in vivo hematologic tumor models.
  • Demonstrated experience working with preclinical models.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel.
  • Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility.
  • Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing. 

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.