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Scientist, Oncology

Company: Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc
Location: Watertown
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Forma Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FMTX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to transform the lives of patients with rare hematologic diseases and cancers. Our R&D engine combines deep biology insight, chemistry expertise and clinical development capabilities to create drug candidates with differentiated mechanisms of action focused on indications with high unmet need. Our work has generated a broad proprietary portfolio of programs with the potential to provide profound patient benefit.

About the Role:

The Translational Science team at Forma Therapeutics seeks an experienced scientist eager to play a key role in developing and deploying the translational strategy for discovery and development stage oncology projects. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a strong scientific and technical background in oncology. The candidate must also have experience managing externally delivered studies and data interpretation to enable decisions on biomarkers. He or she will work cross-functionally with both clinical and discovery teams.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Independently design, execute and interpret biomarker studies to investigate and prioritize biomarkers to meet the timelines of the projects. This includes both internal research and work with CROs.
  • Drive assay validation and technology transfer to support biomarker evaluation in clinical trials.
  • Assist in the management of external biomarker studies and in vivo pharmacology studies by providing tactical solutions to scientific challenges, communicating with external providers and internal stakeholders.
  • Evaluate new technologies for use in exploratory research.
  • Coordinate with vendors and CROs for outsourced activities.

About You:

  • Ph.D. in pharmacology or biology or related field required.
  • 2+ years postdoc research experience in oncology and/or hematology is required.
  • Experience in translational science is highly desired.
  • Hands-on translational scientist with expertise in gene expression analysis and protein-based biomarker assays (ELISA, immunohistochemistry, quantitative westerns) is preferred.
  • Experience in biomarker analysis using in vivo studies to develop PK/PD relationships.
  • Experience in sequencing and genomic analysis is desired.
  • Proven ability to independently perform high quality research and work effectively on multifunctional teams.

About Us:

Headquartered in Watertown, MA, we have all the perks you can find in Cambridge (walkable to lunch, shopping, etc.) and more perks that you can't (ample free parking!) Our diverse portfolio and our commitment to patients sets us apart. Our patients are our true north; our pipeline is our road map.

For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @FORMAInc and LinkedIn. Everyone at Forma is a part of the journey. #formafuturewithforma

No phone calls please. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted.

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