Head of Protein Engineering/Head of Immunology

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Head of Protein Engineering/Head of Immunology

XiangXue Pharmaceutical Co is a dynamic pharmaceutical company, and headquarters its offices in Guangzhou China. A new branch of XiangXue Biologics has been set up for developing protein therapeutics. This R&D establishment is built on advanced research development of biologics and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cellular immunology. As a public company, we have strong manufactory, business and medical-regulatory teams and excellent foundation in Chinese markets. We are planning to take significant shares in the growing market of biologics through developing first & best-in-class treatments to address unmet medical needs. In order to build world-class research teams, XiangXue Biologics is seeking to recruit two department heads and several principal/senior scientists in Protein Engineering and Cellular Immunology.

Head of Protein Engineering/Head of Immunology

Both positions need highly respected scientists with significant first-hand experience and deep understanding of protein engineering or cellular immunology respectively, and also familiar with directed evolution or therapeutic antibody/protein discovery technologies. For a strong candidate you should also meet most of following conditions:
High level of personal and scientific credibility in order to rapidly gain the respect of the team;
Ability to assume a leadership role of the senior team members ensure their buy-in to the decision making process;
Capability to champion and drive operational excellence;
Provable excellence project management skills, and able to deliver to agreed goals and timelines;
Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment in a small and large company setting;
Strong strategic thinking and planning skills as well as highly developed problem-solving skills;
Talent to promote and develop strong partnerships and collaborations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact at all levels both within and external to the organisation.
Proven gift to foster a productive team-oriented environment, to handle multiple assignments, and display the flexibility required excelling in an environment with rapidly shifting priorities.

Senior/Principal Research Scientists in Protein Engineering or Cellular Immunology

We are also seeking highly motivated scientists to become part of the teams. The Research Scientist will design, execute, and analyze data for research projects which is conducted within their areas. Research Scientists are a critical part of the XiangXue Biologics and play a critical role in providing technical expertise and scientific leadership to a team focused on the identification and/or optimization of novel biologics. This is a unique opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies, and to be part of a leading company that strives to improve human living quality and foster greater economic growth for the region.

Plan and execute relevant projects.
Provide direction to the platform on implementation of the objectives and resource allocation.
Interact regularly with various groups on progress and needs.
Build competencies for growth of the project.
Apply comprehensive scientific principles and theories to drive forward research and development programs.
Contribute to scientific journals, conferences, etc.
Make sound decisions based on analyzed data to support recommendations for down-stream development decisions.
Promote excellent problem solving skills
Requirements for Protein Engineering
Essential: a PhD, with a minimum of 3 years¡¯ postgraduate experience and proven track records of research in protein engineering, biochemistry, structural or molecular biology.
Desirable: familiarity with protein expression and purification; expert experience of cloning, site-directed mutagenesis and DNA library construction; hands-on experience of directed molecular evolution.
Requirements for Cellular Immunology/Biology
Essential: a PhD in immunology, cellular biology or, with a minimum of 3 years¡¯ postgraduate experience and proven track records of research in a related discipline.
Desirable: familiarity with mammalian cell culture. Expert experience of the following would be an advantage: T and B cell isolation and culture, ELISA, Elispot assays, CTL killing assays, flow cytometry, cell sorting and cell imaging techniques.

XiangXue Biologics are keen to attract highly credible candidates to these positions. The remuneration package will include a competitive base salary, bonus and stock options.

To apply: Interested candidates please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including contact details of three referees to Mr. Liang Chen by email at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%63%68%65%6e%6c%69%61%6e%67%40%78%70%68%63%6e%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%63%68%65%6e%6c%69%61%6e%67%40%78%70%68%63%6e%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) or phone/fax++862022211916

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