Director of the Antibody Technology Core (ATC)

Job ID
27034
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Staff Scientist

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

The Director of the Antibody Technology Core (ATC) shared resource leads the ATC team and sets its scientific, operational, and administrative goals.  This role catalyzes Fred Hutch research in antibody discovery by providing expertise through consultation and guidance in antibody technology, fostering collaborative science, and expanding state-of-the-art services. This position will engage in a broad spectrum of antibody discovery projects including novel CAR-T compositions, antibody therapeutics, diagnostics, and research tools.  This core is part of Fred Hutch's Shared Resources.

The Director may hold a Staff Scientist or Senior Staff Scientist credential depending on qualifications (PhD). 

Responsibilities

Primary/Essential Duties:

 

Leadership

  • Direct day-to-day scientific and administrative operations of the Antibody Technology Core team with minimal to rare input from Shared Resources (SR) Senior leadership. 
  • Take ownership of all core responsibilities including the development of staff and strategic goals. 
  • Actively seek and identify opportunities to contribute to objectives of the ATC, Fred Hutch and external researchers and the Shared Resources department.  

Science

  • Lead science at Fred Hutch in the field of Antibody Discovery.
  • This position oversees a cutting -edge industrial scale laboratory with over $2.5M in instrumentation supporting up to 40 unique antibody discovery campaigns annually.  
  • Expand the scientific and technical expertise within the Core.
  • Evaluate current services and models offered for usage and relevance and strategically grow the Core’s expertise to innovate and meet user needs.

Communications/Collaboration

  • Maintain a strong relationship with users, the Faculty Advisory Committee, and other core directors to define priorities and strategy for advancing scientific support for researchers.
  • Increase the user base of the core through exposure and marketing.
  • Identify and connect with potential new users, new suppliers and outside sources of expertise.

Operations/Administration

  • Assume fiscal responsibility for operation of the Core.
  • Use operating metrics to ensure sufficient staffing and expertise to meet demand for service.
  • Maintain detailed data and records.
  • Ensure a culture of safety and compliance with institutional regulations.

People

  • Embody a culture of support and encourage continuous improvement and learning for staff.
  • Consistently exemplify Fred Hutch's commitment to workplace respect, diversity, equity, inclusion, and research integrity.

Other duties as assigned.


Scope of Responsibility:

 

Level of autonomy

  • This individual is expected to function independently as a motivated shared resource director and scientist.
  • The position involves operational direction of the ATC shared resource, daily oversight of the technical staff, interaction and project planning with internal and external customer base, and evaluation and development of new technology or service offerings.

Financial responsibility

  • This position has responsibility for financial decisions regarding the ATC shared resource including rate setting, metrics, and goals. 
  • When applicable, additional oversight will be provided by AVP, SR and/or Sr. Director Research Administration, Finance and Operations.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree +10 years' experience
  • Specified years of experience in performance of cell biology and antibody discovery  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree +8 years' expereience or PhD +5 years' expereience
  • Minimum of 3 years management of a Shared Resource Core in an NCI-Designated Cancer Center
  • Experience in molecular biology, protein engineering, protein purification, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), and tissue culture
  • Experience with developing and maintaining B cell culture systems
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize project pipelines
  • Previous experience managing direct reports with an emphasis on developing careers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to identify and foster partnerships and collaborations
  • Familiarity and experience with the principles and operation of basic flow cytometry equipment
  • Rodent handling skills (mice and rats)
  • Familiarity with specialized software (Tecan EVOWare, ForeCyt, UNICORN-VENUS, Momentum, VWORKs, Geneious Prime, LIMs)
  • Formal computer science programming skills (e.g., Python) and a general familiarity with mechanical/electrical/robotic engineering
  • Understanding of operations within a Shared Resource core including financial, personnel, strategic, and project management
  • Ability to interact with others at all levels in a positive and collegial manner

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.


The annual base salary range for this position is from $115,107 to $181,917 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. 

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff).

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to Human Resources at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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