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Subject Matter Expert (SME), Ex-Vivo Translational Oncology Solutions

Champions Oncology - Rockville, MD

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Rockville, MD - Rockville, MD



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About us

Champions Oncology is a technology-enabled research organization that leverages an end-to-end range of research and development solutions to improve the productivity of oncology drug development.

Using computational and experimental testing platforms, Champions Oncology improves decision making for effective therapeutic development.

Our team is passionate and self-motivated working together to accelerate the challenges of oncology drug development and ultimately improve patients' lives around the world.

Job Overview

This is a full-time position located in Rockville, MD.

As the SME, TOS, you will identify areas where technical solutions would improve business performance.

This position involves interactions with both internal and external partners to oversee and advance client studies, co-develop novel assays, and maintain flow of information across all business functions.

You will serve as a scientific technical expert to internal team members, pharmaceutical and biotech companies on the utilization of the Champions TumorGraft and ImmunoGraft platforms in translational oncology studies.

The ideal applicant is able to work cross-functionally with other Champions departments to provide excellent client-focused service that is quality and timeline driven.

Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limitedto:

  • Manage communication both with clients and inter-organizational departments at Champions including business development, project management, sales, and marketing.
  • Supports department by recommending technical solutions to help plan and execute projects to meet client objectives in a scientifically rigorous manner.
    Evaluates project feasibility in respect to department capacity.
  • Maintains a customer service standard-of-excellence as the scientific technical expert on preclinical use of the Tumorgraft platform.
    Includes ensuring client hypotheses can be tested with existing platforms, analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems, and collaborating with laboratory personnel to establish system improvements to reflect customer demand.
  • Works closely with sales and marketing to serve as department liaison by organizing and analyzing internal platform data for external distribution, providing business training on new and existing platforms, and preparing promotional material for novel offerings.
  • Supports the creation of new technology platforms and advancement of the team's processes to match growing demands.
    Includes development and optimization of assays at the bench.
  • Works together with the department head to evaluate study profitability and adherence to department goals.
  • Supports problem resolution and decision-making with positive can-do attitude
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ph.D. or M.D. in immuno-oncology, cancer biology, or related field.
  • 3 years of research experience in in vitro cancer biology, with extensive cell-based assay and high throughput screening background.
    Broad knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology, and drug discovery.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong scientific leadership, with proven record of publications, presentations and problem-solving ability.
  • Experience in preclinical ex-vivo high throughput studiespreferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to contribute specialized knowledge to inform study design and ensure feasibility of execution.
  • 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 companyenvironment.
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work.

This may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deemsnecessary.

Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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