Head Of Biology

Head of Biology/Immunology

Job Description:This job’s working location is at Suzhou, P. R. China

Adagene is looking for an experienced cellular immunologist and /or cancer immunologist to develop assays based on the mechanism of action to lead the biology group and to direct the study of our novel immuno-oncology targets in human tumors. This is an exciting opportunity to play a major leadership role in the research and development of first-in-class and best-in-class novel therapeutics for serious disease. We offer very competitive compensation (comparable to experience) and stock options, a great opportunity to grow with company. This position will report directly to the executive team, or will be part of the executive team depending on experience, and will lead a group of scientists and research associates.
Adagene is an innovative antibody engineering and discovery company founded in 2011 with a vision to revolutionize antibody drug discovery and development for the global pharmaceutical market. The company is headquartered in Suzhou BioBay, has 50 employees, and has a highly experience management team with very solid publication/patent records. The company has backing from top venture funds, and has secured multiple partnerships with leading global pharma and biotechnology companies to discover and develop innovative mono and bispecific antibody therapeutics in serious disease.
Please send your resume to kristine_she@adagene.com


This position will be responsible for all aspects of in vitro biology including assay development, mechanism of action studies, clinical pharmacology and correlative study, and management of publications and external collaborations. We highly encourage publishing in high quality scientific journal.
- The candidate is expected to have extensive experience in the field of immunology, particularly tumor immunology to lead discovery research efforts in tumor immunology. - To be responsible for envisioning and implementing the strategy to establish and deliver high quality of tumor immunology research - Design and perform research in target discovery and validation. - Establish and run in vivo tumor models. - Develop and perform in vitro immunoassays including primary lymphocyte cultures, antibody characterization, etc. - Stay abreast of latest scientific and technology advancements in the field. - Attend team meetings and deliver clear and well prepared presentations. Be an active participant in discussions.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in immunology, cancer immunology, or related field with at least 5-10 years of overall experience, (may include post-doctoral experience). The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in the fields of immuno-oncology on (and preferably leading) drug discovery and/or development programs.
The selected individual will manage a team of scientists and research associates, and will present project updates to Sr. Management and other audiences. Experience on starting labs, managing other scientists and CROs is highly prized. Leadership, a high level of scientific integrity and transparency, good communication skills (both written and verbal), and collaboration with other groups are all necessities for this role.
- Experience developing mechanism-based immune cell based assay - Extensive hands on experience in basic immunology in vitro techniques including flow cytometry, cytokine analysis, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays, etc. - Strong leadership skills and a high degree of independence - To direct multiple groups of immunologists and technicians in the establishment of drug discovery programs. - Experience mentoring and leading PhD-level direct reports - The candidate is expected to have outstanding communication (oral and written) and to be able to present to a wide variety of audiences - He/she will enjoy working as a member of a fast-paced multidisciplinary team in an entrepreneurial environment.

Contact us at: hr@adagene.com