Conceives experimental strategies and leads and participates in the design and conduct of experiments in biological systems to characterize and validate novel targets and test efficacy of potential therapeutics to prioritize them for further development in a variety of disease areas. Possesses knowledge of relevant experimental biology techniques, possibly including: molecular biology techniques, in vitro binding, biochemical and cell- based assays, cell culture, pharmacologic dosing, disease model testing, PK and metabolism methodologies. Participates in technology development in the area of in vitro assays, cell biology or in vivo testing. Interprets, communicates experimental findings and documents according to approved Nektar policy. Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and develops and analyzes new product concepts by reviewing preclinical and clinical literature. May lead discovery teams, as necessary. Mentors and guides junior scientists and may manage research associates. This position contributes to and supports the company’s research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.
Post: Scientist II