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Director of the Immunology and Animal Modeling Group
Ref No.: 20-00208
Location: Pearl River, New York
As Director of the Immunology and Animal Modeling Group, the incumbent will report directly to the Vice President of Research and Development and will be responsible for leading a diverse group of Ph.D. and M.S.-level scientists in the pre-clinical testing of various vaccine candidates. The job involves working with various animals for evaluating vaccine candidates.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for supervising laboratory personnel and project team members in the conduct of immunological assays that include ELIspot, Flow cytometric assays, ELISA testing of samples obtained from pre-clinical studies.
  • The incumbent will oversee the design, planning, and coordination of animal protocols for evaluation of vaccine candidates.
  • Review study reports, clinical investigator's brochure, publish manuscripts, sponsor GLP toxicology studies, present study data and results at internal and external scientific meetings.

Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. and at least 12 years of relevant post-graduate experience is necessary
  • A strong background in immunology, microbiology and virology and an ability to manage/lead others is essential.
  • Experience conducting standard immunological assays (i.e. ELISpot, ELISA, ICS and flow cytometry) is required.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Hands on experience with designing and conducting small animal (mice, rabbit, guinea pig) immunogenicity/challenge studies
  • Hands on experience developing and conducting standard immunological assays (ELISA, neutralization, ELISpot)
  • Industry experience leading a diverse team of PhD and BS/MS-level scientists
  • Experience working in the Vaccine research and development space.