Sr. Staff Scientist, Inflammation & Autoimmunity

at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.

The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Sr. Staff Scientist, Inflammation & Autoimmunity

Job Summary (Primary Function):

The successful candidate will be responsible for research efforts to discover and investigate novel drug targets aimed at making a transformational impact to patients in need. As a valued member of our team, this candidate will explore new technologies and interrogate novel mechanisms to bring the highest quality candidate medicines to patients.

The successful candidate will contribute extensively to research and drug discovery efforts aimed at the identification of novel targets/pathways with potential to make a transformational impact on the lives of patients in need. A passion for applying state of the art technologies and scientific insights to develop high quality therapeutics is a key requirement for the role.


Develop and implement biologically relevant assays to interrogate mechanistic biology underpinning inflammatory diseases of interest


Apply scientific expertise and know how to propose novel targets/pathways for drug discovery campaigns


Generate, review, , and interpret complex multi component data sets from a variety of sources to advance discovery programs


Show proficiency in , the execution of cellular and molecular laboratory techniques with state of the art technologies


Responsible for maintaining a quality record of all data generated and communicating results


Have the ability to work independently in experimental design and execution while fostering collegial team interactions with colleagues

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)


Strong background in immunology, cell biology or similar discipline (BS/MS or 5 + years equivalent experience)


In-depth knowledge of molecular (including RT-PCR, Nanostring, and others) and cellular technologies (such as cell culture and sterile technique, ELISA and equivalent technologies)


Motivated team player, able to perform with a high degree of independence


Creative, highly innovative scientist with a passion for delivering quality medicines to patients


Ability to balance execution of multiple tasks to accomplish program goals


Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications


Experience with human immunology and/or prior industry experience


Extensive experience using multicolor flow cytometry


Exceptional written and verbal communication skills


An interest in working in and creating an environment of scientific curiosity and open exchange of ideas.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

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Job Posting: 871090

Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

Updated On: Dec 12, 2021