Join Our Growing Team Senior Scientist, Preclinical Research (Onsite) Watertown, MA · Full time

We are seeking a motivated, experienced and creative Senior Scientist to join our rapidly growing team and play a critical role in the development of Corner’s therapeutic approach. You will design and lead pre-clinical pharmacology and safety studies to evaluate Corner’s therapy as part of proof-of-concept studies and IND-enabling studies. This role is a unique opportunity to join an early-stage Biotech startup with fascinating technology based on hyper activation of Dendritic Cells. You will report to VP of R&D. This position is full time with laboratory time being on-site at our facilities located in Watertown, MA.


The Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute in vivo studies to generate proof-of-concept data in high-priority disease indications and assist with IND-enabling studies.
  • Work with an internal, cross-functional team and with external CROs to coordinate in vivo studies, including efficacy studies, PK/PD, biodistribution and safety studies.
  • Manage work with external CRO including traveling to CRO and providing oversight to key aspects of studies as needed.
  • Author study reports across various preclinical studies.
  • Help build a strong internal team with core technical expertise predicated on team member growth and development.
  • Help strengthen external collaborations in pharmacology related to high-priority programs.
  • Analyze, interpret, and present key results at group and project team meetings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with preparing regulatory submission documents including briefing documents and IND sections.
  • Implement and maintain good documentation practices.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in a biological science, immunology, pharmacology or equivalent, with 5+ years experience
  • Industry experience of 3+ years in relevant field is required. 
  • Experience leading collaborations with CROs is a plus.
  • Familiarity with preclinical regulatory requirements and prior experience with writing IND sections are highly desired.
  • Prior experience with safety and PK/Biodistribution study management and design - highly desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


The Culture:

We at Corner Therapeutics seek to attract individuals who believe in delivering exponential hope and impact for patients living with devastating disease.

Guided by a shared love of learning and aspirations for scientific excellence, we hold a common belief that work communities should be a place of diverse ideas, mindful focus and authentic fun. We take a shared ownership approach towards building and amazing people and patient-centric culture.

Game-changing science and bold business scaling can only be achieved when passionate people commit collaboratively to an extraordinary vision and to each other. We hope you will join us!

Let’s build something bold, TOGETHER.


The Benefits:

Corner Therapeutics also seeks to build a robust total rewards and benefits package that supports the physical, mental and financial wellness of every team member with:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and company-supplemented Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 4 weeks’ vacation (with roll-over available), 5 sick days and 12 paid holidays 
  • 401K with company match
  • Long- and short-term disability, Life insurance.
  • Amazing colleagues in a dynamic start-up environment
  • A new biotech building with FREE parking near Watertown’s vibrant Arsenal Yards!

The Company:

 At Corner Therapeutics, Inc., our mission is to transform standard of care, ushering in a new era of robust, rapid, patient-friendly and low-cost immunotherapies – even for the most difficult to treat diseases. Our versatile dendritic cell hyperactivation (hDC) platform is unique in its ability to address a virtually unbounded range of cancers and infectious diseases which induces exceptional memory T cell responses that provide robust and durable immunity. Our dynamic workplace has tremendous opportunity for growth, and we are seeking talented individuals that are inspired and motivated to make exponential strides in curing disease through immunotherapy treatments.

Corner Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.