Principal Scientist/Group Leader – Translational Research in Oncology

Location: Cracow
Ref no.: SEL/063


You will be responsible for leading translational research in Selvita’s R&D oncology drug discovery projects.


Basic Requirements:

  • PhD degree in oncology, pharmacology, biology, molecular biology or related field
  • Prior experience in translational research (academia/biotech/pharma), especially in oncology area
  • Excellent understanding of preclinical small molecule drug discovery and development process
  • Ability to interpret and integrate data from discovery biology (including omics), medicinal chemistry, in vitro/in vivo pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics) and toxicology experiments
  • Well-developed multitasking, flexibility, communication and team working skills
  • Fluency in English (written/spoken)


Nice to have:

  • Experience in disease modelling, in vitro/in vivo pharmacology/toxicology, biomarker discovery/validation, PK/PD relationships assessment and NGS
  • Skills and knowledge to work on the interphase between translational and clinical research groups by providing support in the areas of pharmacodynamics, patients stratification markers and state-of-the-art diagnostic methods
  • Background/experience in Hematooncology
  • Demonstration of scientific leadership and team management skills in translational setting



  • Leading translational research in drug discovery projects of Selvita’s R&D division
  • Managing an internal team of translational research scientists with potential line management responsibility for scientists representing other areas of drug discovery and development, in particular in vivo pharmacologists
  • Validation of molecular targets for small molecules, support lead molecule and clinical candidate selection, accountability for protocol development for experimental medicine as well as preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies
  • Ensuring tasks completion and project deliverables meeting as directed by the superior
  • Coordination, assessment, proposing and managing contact with scientific collaborators, business partners and CROs located both in Poland as well as abroad


What we offer:

  • Work in a team of highly-qualified and experienced professionals
  • Opportunity for a rapid career development
  • Participation in challenging and ambitious projects
  • Selvita is an equal opportunity employer and provides pay and benefits that are competitive comparing to Polish salary standards
  • Package of benefits: private medical healthcare, Multisport Card, lunch subsidies, days with fruits, language classes refund
  • Possibility to take part in sports activities
  • Access to attractive infrastructure: fitness and spa zone in the building          


If you are interested please send your CV to with referral number SEL/063, Principal Scientist/Group Leader – Translational Research in Oncology. 


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