Scientist

Odyssey Therapeutics is an early-stage venture backed startup focused on the development of novel therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. 

We’re seeking to hire our first senior level scientist who is excited to help us lead and help build out our research team. Our ideal candidate is someone looking to make a large impact in an early stage organization. We trust you with the responsibility early on to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. 

Who you are:

- You love science, technology, and building world class teams
- Incredible people skills: you’ve honed your ability to hire, empower, and lead your team
- You get things done: you realize that great leaders lead by action not edict
- Resourceful and confident, always thinking of ways to improve processes
- Looking to join a company with a fun, focused, and intellectual culture and to be surrounded by like-minded colleagues

What you’ll do:

- Drive discovery and translational research aimed at identifying, characterizing, and interpreting results for novel therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune diseases
- Build out and manage a team of scientists
- Characterize in vitro immune responses relevant to human autoimmune diseases: perform flow cytometry characterization, cell sorting, analysis of gene expression, and epigenetic change
- Build out automated assays to characterize primary tissue MHC presentation at scale to expand on machine learning models
- Actively collaborate with external academic laboratories to source ideas, patient specimens, and technologies
- Record, analyze, and communicate scientific ideas and data and also publish in peer-reviewed journals

What you’ve done: 

- Ph.D. in Immunology or related field with a minimum of 2+ years postdoctoral experience
- Experience isolating and interrogating the function of primary human and mouse immune cells in vitro and in vivo is desired

Nice to haves (you possess one, some, or many of the skills below):
 
- Hands-on experience in development, optimization, and execution of immune and cellular assays applying multiple techniques including primary cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, FACS, Cy-TOF, Western and multiplexing technologies (e.g. Luminex, Quantigene)
- Experience preparing proteomics samples for analysis by Mass Spectrometry 
- Extensive experience with flow cytometry, including design and execution of multi-color panels and antibody validation; cell sorting experience is not required but desirable
- Hands on experience with T-cell functional characterization assays. Experienced in T cell phenotyping cytotoxicity assays, proliferation, and cytokine/chemokine measurements.

Preferred skills:

- Previous experience working with engineered T-cells
- Developing, validating, and writing SOPs
- Experience authoring of technical reports, drug discovery documents, and regulatory submissions
- CRISPR experience
- RNA-Seq experience
- Proteomics or metabolomics 
- Python/R/Matlab- (this is a huge positive to our CEO) 
- Experience with automation/robotics
- Authorized to work in the United States

What you’ll get:

- Competitive compensation package including equity and an annual bonus
- Comprehensive health benefits
- Pre-tax benefits: FSA and Commuter benefits
- Flexible PTO: We don’t believe in a defined amount of PTO. Get your work done and get outside! We offer 13 company holidays and ask our employees to take a minimum of 10 PTO days/year.
- Flexible work hours and casual dress
- Regular team lunches
- We're located in the heart of downtown San Francisco in SoMa
- A team of friendly, caring, and brilliant individuals who are invested in your growth, success, and happiness
- The chance to make a serious dent in the universe


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