Job Posted: 24 Jan 2017

Vice President of Immuno-Oncology - Biotech - Preclinical Discovery

highly competitive| Netherlands, Belgium| Permanent


Lead research efforts directed towards the discovery and development of therapeutics that function as immune modulators for the treatment of cancer. Responsible for executing the Immune Oncology strategy across our areas of disease focus. Lead a team of cancer biologists and immunologists in the identification, validation, discovery and translational science of a portfolio of drug discovery programs that are focused on optimizing the host immune response to cancer.


Have extensive experience in the field of immuno oncology as demonstrated by a strong publications or will have led research teams in the identification of drug candidates that have successfully transitioned into clinical development. Extensive know how in the discovery and development of biologic based therapeutics is a strong plus. The Vice President will be responsible for implementing the strategy to identify and deliver high value immuno oncology research in coordination with the Head of Immuno Oncology.

The Vice President will interact with key stakeholders including the Oncology Disease area leaders, the Immunology Therapeutic area and the Biologics Research and Development group. Expected to help in creating an extensive external network of thought leaders in the field of immuno oncology.



• Act as scientific champion/networker help to shape strategy and tactics to drive Immuno Oncology portfolio.

• Together with discovery, early development, business development, and other partners, help shape strategies that support the Oncology TA growth objectives.

• Build relationships across company sectors and with other companies, foundations, academia, or other potential partners to support the Oncology Franchise.

• Support R&D collaborations in the development of proposals and business cases for internal reviews.

• Support and advance existing partnerships as a key member of the scientific team, and serve as a scientific champion or liaison for internal adoption when appropriate.


The candidate must have the leadership skills and entrepreneurial behaviors to develop initiatives to access new science, targets and leads

· Demonstrate a track record and talent for networking

· Experience in aligning actions with overall strategy on cross functional teams

· Experience in leading ad hoc, matrix-driven teams to advance projects

· Proven accomplishments in the field of Immuno Oncology


  • Advanced Degree in Immunology (PhD, MD or MD/PhD) with advanced experience

  • 10+ years of Academic, Biotech or Pharma industry experience with overall focus on immuno oncology

  • Strong drug discovery experience and research in myeloid biology

  • Experience and successful accomplishments in leadership roles within a multi-functional R&D organization

  • Ability to integrate multiple R&D disciplines into a successful strategy and project plan

  • Expert knowledge of the drug discovery process and the competitive environment

  • Strong problem solving skills for developing creative solutions and meeting project objectives

  • Demonstrated influence, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to influence without clear reporting authority

  • Significant work experience in a leadership position in a team matrix environment

  • Strong planning and tracking skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

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