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Pfizer Inc. Director Of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Vaccines and in Denver, Colorado

Director of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Vaccines andImmunotherapeutics, Oncology Research and DevelopmentThe Oncology Research and Development (ORD) division is seeking a Directorof Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), to lead a high caliber,productive team to discover breakthrough Cancer Vaccines andImmunotherapeutics (CVIT) for cancer patients. Specifically, thisDirector will lead a functional matrix team in their research to design,discover and develop novel cancer vaccines, oncolytic viruses andbiotherapeutiAreas of responsibility will range from exploratory research through earlyclinical development. The incumbent will report to the Vice President ofCVIT, will lead a team of about 15-20 scientists in the MCB team, and willcollaborate effectively with various scientists and experts from our otheroncology research groups, and our partners in Pharmaceutical Sciences,Drug Safety, and Clinical Oncology.Key ResponsibilitiesEfficiently advance a portfolio of novel immunotherapy programs via strongleadership of the MCB teamResponsible for setting goals and priorities, guiding experimentation, andindividual performance and motivation of MCB team.As a member of the senior leadership team, contribute to overall strategyand operation of the CVIT department, and to that of our overall ORD efforts.Apply deep knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, virology,immunology, and in vitro biologic assays to the discovery and development ofantibody therapeutics, cancer vaccines, oncolytic viruses.Apply expertise and experience in cancer biology and drug discovery toinitiate and guide preclinical and early clinical research, includingnovel target discovery and validationdesign, generation, testing, and qualification of innovative bio- andviro-therapeuticsmechanism of action studies, drug combination assessment, and biomarkerresearch.Ensure quality of MCB research, applying high scientific rigor,cutting-edge technologies, and efficient, goal-oriented experimentationCommunicate and coordinate effectively with partners across CVIT, ORD, andthe company to influence strategy, guide research, make decisions, andefficiently manage resources.Proactively facilitate professional growth and scientific development of CVITand ORD staff.Contribute to a culture that values teamwork, collegiality,accountability, and continuous learning and improvement.Key QualificationsPh.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology/virology/biotechnology/cellor tumor biology or related fieldTen or more years of experience in biotherapeutic discovery research includingmolecular and cellular biology, virology, and in vitro experimentation,with preference for experience in an industry setting.The ideal candidate will also have experience in one or more of the followingareas: cancer vaccines, oncolytic viruses, antibody therapeuticsCurrent experience and expertise in cancer drug discovery with preference forimmuno-oncology experience.Track record of success in drug discovery and development and/orpeer-reviewed publication of significant research findings.Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a diverse team of managers andscientists, provide mentoring and coaching, and promote individual careerdevelopment.Experience managing/supporting a portfolio of projects in a complex matrixorganization.Record of successfully initiating and managing internal and externalcollaborations.Demonstrated ability to innovate new solutions and identify promising newdirections.Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.Eligible for Employee Referral BonusEligible for Relocation#LI-PFESunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providersas required by federal and state transparency laws and implementingregulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide governmentagencies with information such as a health care provider's name, addressand the type of payments or other value received, generally for publicdisclosure. Su