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Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. Its product pipeline consists of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Nektar's research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other potential biologic drug candidates.

Post : Associate Scientist

Job Description
• Participates and occasionally leads in the execution of scientific research in immunology/immuno-oncology and/or inflammation domain.  The incumbent must demonstrate proven track record of hands-on work experience in conducting immuno-phenotyping of tissue and blood samples using flow cytometry as one of the skill. Pharmacology experiment experience with Mammalian cell cultures is required.  Maintains up to date knowledge in the field of their domain and able to understand and interpret scientific research papers applying scientific principles and concepts to Nektar’s ongoing projects.  Must have strong communication skills and be able to work independently under minimal supervision and as part of a team.  Executes laboratory research/experimentation. Effective planning and organization is a must.  Makes contributions to scientific literature, conferences and/or understanding of company processes.

• The individual will be responsible for conducting in-vitro and ex-vivo experiments to understand pharmacological properties of a given test article.  The position requires significant skills in terms of conducting immunology related studies where extensive use of flow cytometry is anticipated on tissue, blood or cell culture samples derived from in-vivo or in-vitro experiments. Having mammalian cell culture experience is a plus.   Provides technical/scientific inputs in the pharmacology group for the conduct and implementation of various projects.  Further, the position requires a strong scientific acumen and ability to understand and interpret scientific literature. Ability to analyze data by applying various statistical tools (Flojo, Graphpad etc.,) and generate reports from the experimental results is must. The individual needs to communicate within the organization and be able to work within a team as well as independently.  Must take ownership of the laboratory.   Needs to be flexible in working hours to accommodate as per the project needs.

Candidate Profile
A recent PhD in a scientific discipline or an M.Sc./M.Pharm with 5-7 yrs of exceptional skills in pharmaceutical/biotech industry is required. Must have demonstrated pharmacology experience in either oncology or inflammation.  Experience in inflammation is a plus. Candidate must have the ability to manage time effectively and able to perform under tight timelines.  Candidate should be able to multitask, have sense of urgency and desire to get things done effectively and efficiently within stipulated timelines, be flexible and learn new procedures and processes quickly.  Good verbal and written communication skills needed.

Additional Information
Experience : 5-7 years
Qualification :
Ph.D or M.Sc. /M. Pharm
Location : Hyderabad, India
Industry Type : Pharma/ Healthcare/ Clinical research
Functional Area : R&D
Requisition Number : IN3550-3145-R
End Date : 15th September, 2019


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