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When an opportunity in which you are interested becomes available, please submit your resume or CV, cover letter with job code and salary requirements to the address below. All submissions will be evaluated. Interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you are not contacted for an interview, your resume will remain on file and active for one year.

Open Positions

Clinical Site Contracts, Budgets and Payments Manager/Senior Manager

Job #: 02-218

Job Title: Clinical Site Contracts, Budgets and Payments Manager/Senior Manager

Location: Waltham, MA

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by tackling key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies. Our small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers. We use our deep understanding of kinase biology together with a proprietary chemistry library to purposefully design compounds that maintain kinases in a “switched off’ or inactivated conformation. These therapies comprise tumor-targeted agents designed to address therapeutic resistance causing mutations and immuno-targeted agents designed to control the activation of immunokinases that suppress critical immune system regulators, such as macrophages. We have used our platform to develop a diverse pipeline of tumor-targeted and immuno-targeted drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer by improving the quality, rate and/or durability of their response to treatment.

We are seeking a Clinical Site Contracts, Budgets and Payments Manager/Senior Manager to provide end to end leadership, management and guidance for Global Clinical Site Contracting & Payment Management. This position manages and leads Global Site Contracting and Payment function; develops and implements policies and procedures as well as tracking and reporting to Senior Management. We are looking for someone with strong organizational and project management skills and a great deal of confidence, resourcefulness and autonomy in accomplishing a wide variety of tasks.  The Clinical Site Contracts, Budgets and Payments Manager/Senior Manager will collaborate across the Clinical and Finance organization and will have the opportunity to help us make an impact on the lives of our patients.

This position will report directly to the Director of Clinical Business Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Site CTAs and Budgets

      • Review and approve site budget template for each study developed by CRO, including country specific modifications
      • Develop consistent negotiation parameters for each study
      • Develop site budget exhibit for each study
      • Coordinate Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs) between Deciphera, CRO, and Law Firm Consultants
      • Act as central point for global budget and CTA escalations for all studies
      • Act as conduit between multiple subject matter experts, e.g., lawyers, internal and external project managers, regulatory, external providers, finance and accounting
      • Collaborate with Deciphera Clinical Project Managers to address protocol-specific questions as related to site budgets and contracts, as needed
      • Collaborate with and escalate to Clinical Finance Director and Director Clinical Operations on issues needing executive approval, e.g. insurance language, excessive costs
      • Collaborate with external law firm and propose modifications to, contract terms, parameters and Exhibit (legal language), as needed
      • Ensure needs of Controller, Director of Accounting and Director Clinical Finance are met
      • Ensure final CTA, including Schedule of Assessments and Budget Exhibit, are clear to enable accurate and efficient payments are made to sites (via site payment vendor)
      • Develop and institute a standardized travel policy for clinical trial subjects

Management of Site Payment Vendor

      • Responsible for site payment vendor
      • Coordinate with payment vendor to establish process and documentation from startup through payments for all studies
      • Execute against established process
      • Ensure all sites are active and ready for payment
      • Coordinate with Clinical Operations, Finance, Legal and CRO to ensure coordination of effort
      • Support of month and/or quarter end close with Director of Accounting
      • Ensure sites and Deciphera staff are trained and able to utilize the site payment system, and approvals/payments are performed on a timely basis
      • Ensure timely and ongoing payments to sites, troubleshooting issues as they arise

Protocol Amendments

    • Collaborate with Clinical Project Managers to analyze potential impact of protocol amendment on budgets and contracts
    • Other key responsibilities for amendments are as noted above

Qualifications:

    • BS/BA or equivalent degree
    • 5-10 years of experience drafting, negotiating, and acting as escalation point for site contracts and budgets
    • 5-10 years experience working with site payments; experience working with site payment vendors a significant bonus
    • Extensive experience with management of external law firm, site payment vendor, CROs, and internal staff, i.e., Clinical Operations
    • Ability to review and identify current gaps in process, and implement improvements where needed
    • Ability to develop new processes and standards in collaboration with new CRO and other vendors
    • Ability to create consistencies across all programs, studies, and global sites
    • Prior experience working with site payment vendor an incredible plus; strong interest in learning site payment software technology and platform is required
    • Prior in-house experience as a member of a clinical operations, outsourcing, or legal department in a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company strongly preferred
    • Strong contract and budget negotiation skills
    • Strong computer literacy with intermediate skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, problem-solve and operate in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong professionalism and interpersonal skills; works in a respectful manner
    • Sound judgment and commitment to integrity and ethical conduct
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to identify risks to multiple ongoing activities and propose appropriate risk response strategies

Capabilities:

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while meeting high quality and timeliness standards under pressure
    • Commitment to developing strong collaborative relationships with other members of the department, clients, vendors, and cross-functional teams
    • Solution-oriented, positive, “can do” approach
    • Comfortable in a results-driven, highly accountable environment where you can make an impact
    • Self-motivated, able to work independently and be reliable and responsive
    • Ability to be flexible and willing to accept new responsibilities as needed
    • Commitment to proactively seeking, designing and implementing improvements and engaging with appropriate stakeholders to propose and implement solutions

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for health care and/or dependent care.

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Senior Director Biostatistics and Data Management

Job #: 02-217

Job Title: Senior Director of Biostatistics and Data Management

Location: Waltham, MA

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by tackling key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies. Our small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers. We use our deep understanding of kinase biology together with a proprietary chemistry library to purposefully design compounds that maintain kinases in a “switched off’ or inactivated conformation. These therapies comprise tumor-targeted agents designed to address therapeutic resistance causing mutations and immuno-targeted agents designed to control the activation of immunokinases that suppress critical immune system regulators, such as macrophages. We have used our platform to develop a diverse pipeline of tumor-targeted and immuno-targeted drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer by improving the quality, rate and/or durability of their response to treatment.

We are seeking a Senior Director for Biostatistics and Data Management who will manage the statistical and data management department including statistical regulatory strategies for Oncology clinical trials and regulatory submissions. This position requires experience in: applying theoretical statistical methodologies to clinical research datasets; protocol design; writing statistical analysis plans; facile ability with computing software (e.g., SAS, R); data management, a general understanding of worldwide regulatory requirements, and clinical trial expertise from all phases of Oncology drug development. Experience with preparing regulatory briefing documents and worldwide regulatory submissions are also required. This position involves participation on project teams and interactions with Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Clinical Research, Data Management, Clinical Scientists, Translational Medicine and Regulatory Affairs staffs to coordinate the statistical activities associated with Oncology drug development projects.

This position will report directly to the VP of Clinical Development and Translational Research.

Basic Qualifications:

    • Experience in the statistical planning, study design, analysis, reporting and communication of data, and analyses of clinical studies from all phases of clinical development and post-approval
    • Thorough understanding of statistical principles and clinical trial methodology with the ability to independently practice and implement them, and the ability to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of wide ranging scope and complexity
    • Ability to handle a large volume of highly complex tasks with little to no supervision
    • Proficiency and experience in SAS programming, and detailed knowledge of SAS procedures and other statistical software
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks and teams
    • Flexibility to deal with multiple priorities, detail-oriented, ability to work well under pressure in a collaborative environment, and a drive to learn and improve skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills including grammatical/technical writing skills
    • Effective team player: willingness to go the extra distance to get results, meet deadlines, etc.
    • Able to be flexible when priorities change; able to deal with ambiguity
    • Knowledge of medical/biological terminology in Hematology/Oncology

Preferred Qualifications:

    • PhD (preferred; minimum 15 years of experience) in Statistics/Biostatistics in the biopharmaceutical industry, with knowledge of biomedical sciences.
    • Demonstrated expertise in statistical planning, data analysis and reporting of clinical trial data is a must.
    • Detailed knowledge of statistical regulatory requirements/regulations and currently acceptable statistical methodologies also required.
    • Solid, hands-on knowledge of the use of statistical software (e.g., SAS or SAS Jump), including report generation is necessary.
    • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and skills in generating graphs and figures.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
    • High degree of motivation; results oriented.

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for either health care and/or dependent care.

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Associate/Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs

Job #: 02-216

Job Title: Associate/Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs

Location: Waltham, MA

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by tackling key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies. Our small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers. We use our deep understanding of kinase biology together with a proprietary chemistry library to purposefully design compounds that maintain kinases in a “switched off’ or inactivated conformation. These therapies comprise tumor-targeted agents designed to address therapeutic resistance causing mutations and immuno-targeted agents designed to control the activation of immunokinases that suppress critical immune system regulators, such as macrophages. We have used our platform to develop a diverse pipeline of tumor-targeted and immuno-targeted drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer by improving the quality, rate and/or durability of their response to treatment.

This position will report directly to the Manager, Regulatory Affairs.

Responsibilities:

    • Under supervision, the Regulatory Affairs Associate/Senior Associate will work with cross functional colleagues in providing support for clinical and CMC regulatory filings, creation of internal regulatory documents, and assist with ensuring internal compliance with GXP regulations and policies.
    • Define contributions for submissions, communicate to functional contributors and track delivery according to agreed timelines.
    • Identifies and compiles all materials required in U.S. and/or ex-US regulatory submissions, this includes annual reports, DSURs for INDs, CTAs, IND/NDA/MAA applications, etc. as necessary.
    • Review regulatory submissions to ensure that the elements, quality, accuracy, and format are consistent and comply with applicable laws, regulations and corporate standards.
    • Proficient in MS Office Applications including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

Qualifications and Experience:

    • Ideally candidates with a BA/BS degree or higher and 1-4 years of experience in clinical research, regulatory affairs, or a related field regulated by the FDA. Title will be commensurate with education and experience.
    • Proficiency in regulatory (FDA, ICH, GCP, and GMP) guidelines.
    • Keen planning skills but must also possess the skills to work in a high-paced work environment and be able to effectively manage multiple tasks.
    • Should be able to present their ideas clearly and concisely and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Highly detail-oriented and organized.
    • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Electronic Document Management Systems.

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for either health care and/or dependent care.

 

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Scientist/Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine

Job #:  02-210

Job Title:  Scientist/Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing key mechanisms of tumor drug resistance, is seeking a scientist/Sr. Scientist, Translational Medicine. The candidate will work in the clinical team to provide translational medicine support to project needs.

This position will report to the Head of Translational Medicine in the Waltham, MA office.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Define pharmacodynamic markers related the mechanism of action of the drug in clinical development.
    • Design biomarker clinical studies to test novel hypothesis on drug MOA, identify immune response/tumor related biomarkers and patient population susceptible to respond to novel agents in oncology.
    • Develop collaborative studies with external investigators from academic centers, hospitals or technological expert companies.
    • Identify and maintain close relationship with CROs in outsourcing biomarker analysis of clinical trial samples.
    • Work closely with Trial Operation in setting up logistics, tracking sample, performing data analysis and data transfer for statistical analyses.
    • Responsible for authoring biomarker sections of clinical trial related documents including IB, IND, CSR, as well as regulatory submission.
    • Commit to help the team achieve deliverables and meet aggressive timelines.

 Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D. in molecular biology, immunology or other related life science disciplines with at least 3 years of postdoctoral training in clinical oncology drug development and biomarkers setting.
    • Strong scientific background and solid understanding of tumor microenvironment and  immuno-Oncology.
    • Ability to identify / follow cutting edge research to develop innovative approaches.
    • Ability to work in a cross functional and team environment with internal and external collaborators.
    • Experience in managing and outsourcing to CROs and vendors
    • Experience in clinical sample management.
    • Effectively communication with internal and external key stakeholders

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for either health care and/or dependent care.

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Director of Clinical Pharmacology

Job #: 02-213

Job Title: Director of Clinical Pharmacology

Location: Waltham, MA

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by tackling key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies. Our small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers. We use our deep understanding of kinase biology together with a proprietary chemistry library to purposefully design compounds that maintain kinases in a “switched off’ or inactivated conformation. These therapies comprise tumor-targeted agents designed to address therapeutic resistance causing mutations and immuno-targeted agents designed to control the activation of immunokinases that suppress critical immune system regulators, such as macrophages. We have used our platform to develop a diverse pipeline of tumor-targeted and immuno-targeted drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer by improving the quality, rate and/or durability of their response to treatment.

Deciphera is seeking a Director of Clinical Pharmacology that will be responsible for playing a key role in and contributing to scientific and strategic planning, oversight of projects, management of external vendors, analysis of clinical data, and documentation for NDA-directed development programs for Deciphera’s drug candidates in the area of clinical pharmacology.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Clinical Development and Translational Research.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and make scientific and strategic contributions to Deciphera’s clinical development teams in the area of clinical pharmacology.
  • Help manage program timelines for clinical pharmacology components and related matters; and help manage budgets to meet or exceed time, quality and fiscal objectives.
  • Design clinical pharmacology components of clinical trials in all phases of development.
  • Plan and execute required clinical pharmacology studies for NDA submission.
  • Assure cross-functional alignment for Clinical Pharmacology studies and activities with other functional areas involved in clinical development programs
  • Working with Clinical Operations, help develop the operational strategies for clinical pharmacology studies.
  • Draft and review components of clinical documents including IND, protocols, investigator brochures, clinical study reports, and NDA.
  • Perform and/or oversee analysis of clinical pharmacokinetic data.
  • Contribute to abstracts, presentation and manuscript.

Education: Pharm.D. or P.h.D. in in clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics or a related field.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 or more years of industry experience, including 2 or more years of oncology experience.
  • A thorough command of pharmacokinetics and its integration in the clinical drug development process is essential. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in the design, analysis and reporting of clinical pharmacology studies. The candidate must be competent in the use of industry-standard PK software for noncompartmental, modeling and population-PK, and simulation.
  • Substantial technical writing experience is essential such as documented authorship of protocols, clinical study reports, regulatory communications, and manuscripts.
  • IND and/or NDA submission experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with regulatory issues related to Phase I-III clinical research is essential.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), presentation, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Clinical budget and project management skills are desirable.

 

 

 

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Director/Associate Director CMC, Small Molecule Manufacturing

Job #: 02-214

Job Title: Director/Associate Director CMC, Small Molecule Manufacturing

Location: Lawrence, KS

Summary  

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Director/Associate Director, CMC to join our Lawrence, KS facility.  Working collaboratively with senior CMC management and clinical development teams, the Director/Associate Director will be responsible for ensuring timely delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in support of IND enabling programs and ongoing clinical development programs. The CMC Director will further provide written support for regulatory CMC filings. This individual will work collaboratively with other internal and external Pharmaceutical Sciences and Regulatory personnel on appropriate CMC-related reports and filings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement phase appropriate API supply strategies to support clinical programs at various stages.
  • Manage CMOs/CROs in conduct of API process development, process optimization, scale-up and clinical manufacturing.
  • Provide critical pre- and post-review of manufacturing batch records and integrate results into CMC regulatory filings.
  • Author and review regulatory reports/documents such as IND filings, IND updates, product development reports, quality summary, master batch records and other key reports/documents.
  • Work with CMC senior leadership to create and communicate project strategy, plans and schedules that are aligned with company objectives and portfolio prioritization.
  • Communicate project status to project leaders to assist in driving decision making.

Experience and Required Skills

  • PhD or MS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, and at least 10 years of hands-on experience in small molecule drug development.
  • Strong understanding of Organic synthesis and ability to direct and guide the work of CMOs.
  • Understanding of cGMP manufacturing.
  • Prior project management experience.
  • Late stage development and commercialization experience is a plus.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Familiarity with US and international regulatory CMC guidance and processes
  • Prior experience filing INDs and NDAs highly desirable
  • Strong team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Project)
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team focused environment
  • Limited travel may be required (less than 15%)

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for health care and/or dependent care.

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Project Manager, CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls)

Job #: 02-215

Job Title: Project Manager, CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls)

Location: Lawrence, KS

Summary  

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is seeking a project manager to join our Lawrence, KS facility.  Working collaboratively with CMC directors and senior management, the Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring timely execution of CMC deliverables in support of IND enabling programs and ongoing clinical development programs.  The Project manager will support contracts for both drug substance and drug product manufacturing.  This individual will provide written support for regulatory CMC filings.

Key Responsibilities

    • Manage contracts with CMOs/CROs conducting development work or manufacturing of API and drug product in support of Deciphera clinical stage programs.
    • Liaison between CMOs/CROs and Deciphera Finance department.
    • Monitor stability programs for Drug Substance and Drug Product and assist in preparation of regulatory documents.
    • Work with CMC senior leadership to create and communicate project plans and timing.

 Experience and Required Skills

    • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Pharmaceutical Sciences, and at least 7 years of hands-on experience in management of drug development activities. Advanced degree preferred
    • Familiarity with cGMP manufacturing.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Project).
    • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once.

Additional Skills/Preferences

    • Familiarity with US and international regulatory CMC guidance and processes highly desirable.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team focused environment.
    • Limited travel may be required (less than 10%).

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for health care and/or dependent care.

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Administrative Assistant

Job #: 02-212
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Waltham, MA

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by tackling key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies. Our small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers. We use our deep understanding of kinase biology together with a proprietary chemistry library to purposefully design compounds that maintain kinases in a “switched off’ or inactivated conformation. These therapies comprise tumor-targeted agents designed to address therapeutic resistance causing mutations and immuno-targeted agents designed to control the activation of immunokinases that suppress critical immune system regulators, such as macrophages. We have used our platform to develop a diverse pipeline of tumor-targeted and immuno-targeted drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer by improving the quality, rate and/or durability of their response to treatment.

Deciphera is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support the day-to-day functions of the clinical team, including the Chief Medical Officer. Important aspects of this role include calendar management, travel planning, and meeting coordination. This position demands high energy, resourcefulness, independence, and flexibility to successfully operate at the executive level of a fast-paced office.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Clinical Operations.

Responsibilities:

    • Manage calendar requirements and coordinate details of internal and external meetings; schedule meetings and conferences and prepare meeting materials (liaise with meeting vendors or caterers if appropriate)
    • Create, transcribe, collate, and distribute meeting agendas and minutes, including maintenance of a central file for relevant documents
    • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements (including visas, air and ground transportation, accommodations)
    • Prepare and process detailed expense reports including follow-up
    • Interface daily with professionals at all levels and handle highly sensitive information while maintaining confidentiality and appropriate discretion
    • Screen incoming correspondence and draft correspondence on behalf of the Chief Medical Officer, as appropriate
    • Prepare reports and materials for presentations
    • Handle accommodations and other arrangements for company visitors and guests
    • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing
    • Assist with training others on clerical and administrative duties as needed
    • Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system
    • Support the planning of congress-related events, such as preparing estimates for activities
    • Prepare estimates for tradeshows and exhibits
    • Administer confidentiality agreements, prepare purchase orders and reconciliation of invoices

Education: BS/BA or equivalent

Qualifications and Experience:

    • 5+ years of related experience supporting a team in a fast-paced entrepreneurial and dynamic environment; start-up or bio-pharma experience preferred
    • Demonstrated expertise handling a variety of organizational duties, ensuring deadlines are met
    • Proven proficiency with PC based software, including MS Office with emphasis on precision
    • Comfortable solving problems with minimal information/direction at times
    • High level of discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
    • Willingness to be hands-on and participate in organization-wide activities and projects
    • Ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks and seek supervisory or administrative assistance when appropriate
    • Positive attitude, ability to be consistently approachable
    • Willing to travel if necessary
    • Available 24/7 for rare emergency situations during travel
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Scientist – Biology

Job #:  04-203

Job Title:  Scientist – Biology

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing key mechanisms of tumor drug resistance, is seeking a Scientist, Biology.  The successful candidate will work as part of a team and apply their skills to identify kinase inhibitors that selectively block cancer or immune cell targets of interest.

This position will report to a Principal Investigator at Deciphera’s research facility located in Lawrence, KS.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Responsible for mammalian cell culture and for routine cell-based assays needed to understand activities of kinase inhibitors against cancer cells and cells found in the tumor microenvironment
      • Responsible for analysis of samples received from studies performed at Contract Research Organizations
      • Responsible for tracking data and recording data into corporate database and notebooks
      • Responsible for effectively working in a team environment, communicating and planning research with others also working on project
      • Responsible for adhering to corporate policies including safety, FDA compliance and regulatory matters
      • Responsible for generating reports and presentations as required by the organization
      • Perform other research duties when requested
      • Value other people and promote the welfare of the organization and colleagues

Basic Qualifications:

      • M.S. in biochemistry, cell biology or related field, or
      • B.S. in biochemistry, cell biology, or related field, with 2+ years laboratory experience
      • Experience with mammalian cell culture, Western blots, ELISAs, flow cytometry, and other molecular and cell-based assays
      • Proficiency with Word, Excel, GraphPad and other scientific software
      • Strong work ethic, adaptability and capability to work on multiple drug programs simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry
      • Experience in the area of drug discovery
      • Knowledge in oncology and immuno-oncology

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for health care and/or dependent care.

 

 

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Scientist – Biochemistry

Job #:  04-202

Job Title:  Scientist – Biochemistry

Role Summary:

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing key mechanisms of tumor drug resistance, is seeking a Scientist, Biochemistry.  The successful candidate will work as part of a team and apply their skills to identify kinase inhibitors that selectively block cancer or immune cell targets of interest.

This position will report to a Senior Scientist at Deciphera’s research facility located in Lawrence, KS.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Responsible for performing routine drug screening assays for kinase inhibitors
      • Responsible for quality control of high throughput screening equipment
      • Responsible for tracking data and recording data into corporate database and notebooks
      • Responsible for effectively working in a team environment, communicating and planning research with others also working on project
      • Responsible for adhering to corporate policies including safety, FDA compliance and regulatory matters
      • Responsible for generating reports and presentations as required by the organization
      • Perform other research duties when requested
      • Value other people and promote the welfare of the organization and colleagues

Basic Qualifications:

      • M.S. in biochemistry or related field, or
      • B.S. in biochemistry or related field, with 2+ years laboratory experience
      • Proficiency with Word, Excel, GraphPad and other scientific software
      • Strong work ethic, adaptability and capability to work on multiple drug programs simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience with enzyme assays
      • Experience in the area of drug discovery
      • Experience with high throughput screening equipment

Deciphera offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for health care and/or dependent care.

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All e-mails should include the specific job code in the subject line, resumes should be attached as PDF’s and sent to  careers@deciphera.com.
No phone calls please.