Scientist/Laboratory Manager

COMPANY

At Arch Oncology, we are aiming high to discover and develop new antibody therapeutics to treat patients living with cancer. We are committed to advancing antibodies with best-in-class potential.

Our next-generation anti-CD47 antibodies are highly differentiated, with the potential to improve upon the safety and efficacy profile relative to other agents in this class.  Our antibodies work by blocking the “don’t eat me” signal, the standard mechanism of anti-CD47 antibodies. Beyond blocking this signal, our antibodies also directly kill tumor cells. Importantly, our antibodies bind preferentially to tumor cells, instead of to normal cells, and bind even more potently to tumors in their acidic microenvironment (low pH).

Expanding our fight against cancer, we are advancing our lead anti-CD47 antibody AO-176 into clinical development for the treatment of patients with solid tumors.

We are aiming high in our fight against cancer. We are a team of highly experienced and driven professionals who are committed to excellence in all that we do. Our leadership team has successfully developed new drugs before. We know what we need to do to collaborate and execute to get the job done.

If you share this commitment and want to work with a team that is focused on helping patients, come aim high with us and apply.

POSITION LOCATION:

The Arch Oncology research labs are located in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, MO, near the Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis University. Arch Oncology also has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. This position will be located in St. Louis.

REPORTS TO:

Director, Research

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Scientist/Lab Manager with extensive experience in a academia, biotech or pharma setting, with the later two settings preferred.
  • Perform as key point person for cell culture. Able to carry a large number of standard cancer cell lines in culture while maintaining consistency of those cells and their master cell banks in order to provide researchers with quality cells for subsequent experimentation.
  • Perform other standard molecular, biochemical and biologic techniques associated with in vitro characterization of anti-cancer antibodies. (ex. Flow cytometry, ELISA, Western Blotting, cell-based assays etc.).
  • Coordinate the organization and efficiency of the laboratory while overseeing routine lab operations to ensure efficient work flow and compliance with regulations, including safety regulations.
  • Manage purchasing and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate scientific records.
  • The expected balance between bench work and laboratory management is 60:40 respectively.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • B.S or M.S in biological sciences and preferably cancer biology, pharmacology, immunology, or related discipline.
  • ~5 Years prior work experience required.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, assays and aseptic technique; transfection and stable cell line production.
  • Maintains a command of relevant scientific literature.
  • Strong collaborative skills; well-organized; goal oriented; effective in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • A strong work ethic, drive, pro-activeness and ability to execute and multi-task activities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-pace environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exemplifies honesty, ethics, and integrity.

Arch Oncology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Please send your CV and cover letter to