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Director / Senior Director, Immunology

Company: Kyverna Therapeutics
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Director Physician Jobs in Berkeley, CA. Kyverna is a cell therapy company engineering and developing a new class of curative living medicines for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Kyverna reprograms T cells to target, selectively suppress, and eliminate autoreactive immune cells. Using advanced cell engineering techniques, Kyverna designs synthetic cell therapy to treat autoimmune diseases. Located in Berkeley, California, Kyverna is backed by top investors including Westlake Village BioPartners and Vida Ventures. Additionally, Kyverna recently announced an R&D collaboration with Gilead Sciences.. We are seeking an energetic and highly qualified scientist to lead the Immunology group at Kyverna. This individual will join a team developing novel and innovative engineered T cell-based therapies for autoimmune diseases. The successful candidate will be responsible for building and managing a top immunology research team, and will work closely with the Synthetic Biology and Bioprocess Development teams to develop candidate cellular therapeutics. The Immunology group is responsible for developing disease-based therapeutic hypotheses, establishing in vitro and in vivo assays and models, and for testing and selecting candidate therapeutic cells for advancement into clinical development.. Qualifications. A PhD or MD, postdoctoral experience in immunology, and experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry is required.. Scientific expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: the role of T cells in autoimmune disease, the role of B cells and autoantibodies in autoimmune disease, Regulatory T cell (Treg) biology, and drug target selection and validation.. A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.. Ability to recruit, mentor, and retain a team of highly performing scientists.. Experience managing other scientists in a line-function or a project team context.. A collaborative approach to working with colleagues in other groups to foster high-functioning interdisciplinary project teams.. Strong communication and presentation skills to internal scientific colleagues, to company management, and to external collaborators and stakeholders.. The successful candidate will possess a strong publication record, have excellent communication and presentation skills, demonstrate independent thinking, an ability to recruit and manage a top scientific team, and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced team environment. The level will be commensurate with experience.. ----. Kyverna is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Kyverna is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets. Get alerts to jobs like this, to your inbox.

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