OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  

Careers at OncoMed

  • OncoMed, a pioneer and leader in the development of novel cancer therapies directed toward tumor initiating cells, also known as “cancer stem cells”, fosters a culture of innovation as the company strives to provide significant alternatives for the treatment of cancer.

    Headquartered in Redwood City, California, our employees bring a passionate dedication to the advancement of novel treatments for patients with cancer.

Open Positions:

Manager, Supply Chain Planner


Job Summary OncoMed Pharmaceuticals is developing novel biologic therapies for the treatment of cancer and currently has 7 clinical stage product candidates. This position reports to the CMC Team Leader, who manages contract manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain. OncoMed seeks an outstanding Supply Chain Planner who is excited to apply their skills in a fast paced small company environment.

  • Define and consolidate a supply strategy to ensure adequate and sufficient forecasting for drug substance (DS), drug product (DP) and labeled/packaged investigational product (IP) for Phase 1-3 clinical trials. Interacts with Clinical Operations, CMC, Logistics, Quality Assurance and Regulatory to ensure adequate clinical supplies are manufactured and are available for trials
  • Develop and produce regular inventory metric summaries for clinical programs
  • Plan and communicate release, shipping and packaging schedules to internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with external labeling/packaging vendors to ensure adequate clinical supplies
  • Manage inventories at depots and sites and ensure on-time delivery with minimal overage of clinical supplies
  • Provide unblinded clinical trial material support for randomized Phase 2 and 3 programs

  • BS and 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry supply chain planning
  • Experience implementing clinical supply chain management systems with an understanding of IWRS selection, design and management
  • Experience leading clinical supplies planning and logistics activities for early and late stage global clinical trials as well as experience in label and packaging design development
  • Results oriented with ability to resolve critical technical issues utilizing knowledge, experience, and problem solving skills
  • Significant training and demonstrated experience in regulated manufacturing and supply chain setting, including knowledge of GDP (Good Distribution Practice) and cGMP(current Good Manufacturing Practice) regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated strong ability for problem-solving, decision-making, plus analytical and systematic thinking
  • Solid organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently, and in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills

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IT Director


Job Summary The IT Director will be strategic business solution provider, technical leader and will be responsible for all aspects of Oncomed IT infrastructure & Operations, security, Desktop Support, lab computers and IT services. This position will report directly to the VP of Finance

  • Solid knowledge of IT standards, process, infrastructure and systems
  • Broad business and technical knowledge/background of multiple technology areas, including but not limited to: networking, security, desktop computing, voice, video and messaging
  • Define and deliver on all internal networks including LAN, remote access, network operations center, and other network services
  • Manage business continuity and recovery of company’s information systems, including needs analysis, design, plan development, implementation and documentation
  • Experienced in Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) audit and maintain effective IT General Controls (ITGC)
  • Experienced with GXP and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulation including SOPs and change management
  • Develop, implement and update infrastructure, architecture and technology roadmap
  • Manage cost, budget and annual reviews
  • Competency in LAN, Wireless technology, VLANs and switch redundancy
  • Competency in Vmware and NetApp SAN
  • Competency in emails system, Sharepoint, Linux and Windows OS
  • Competency in disaster discovery network infrastructure and network support
  • General knowledge of Cisco network infrastructure devices such routers, switches, wireless access points, wireless controllers, Nortel PBXs, VoIP Infrastructure, SSL VPN
  • Network configurations (VPN, DNS, DHCP, FTP, HTTP, and Firewalls)
  • Experienced negotiating and managing hardware and software contracts and vendors
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others business leaders

  • Strong technical experience 10 years working with IT infrastructure, networking, security, data and voice
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

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Research Assistant, Translational Medicine


Job Summary We are looking for a highly motivated researcher that enjoys working in a fast paced work environment. The successful candidate will play an essential role in OncoMed’s Translational Medicine Group working on immunohistochemistry (IHC) based predictive biomarker studies in support of OncoMed’s clinical pipeline. The candidate will report to the Director, Translational Medicine.

  • IHC staining, both manual and automated, on pre-clinical, non-clinical and clinical samples
  • Develop novel IHC assays using internally generated as well as commercially available antibodies
  • Imaging of tissue sections using automated microscopy, database entry, and manual and automated image analysis
  • Tissue sectioning (paraffin and frozen), and basic histology techniques

  • Degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline with at least 2 years pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience in histology, including tissue sample preparation, sectioning, special stains and immunohistochemistry is required
  • Experience in the application of biomarkers towards oncology and immuno-oncology drug development is preferred
  • Familiarity with tumor pathology, cancer biology and image analysis is preferred
  • Excellent skills in written and oral communication are required
  • Works well and thrives in a collaborative matrix environment

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Senior Manager / Associate Director, Project Management


Job Summary This position reports to the Sr Director Project Management. The successful candidate will manage cross-functional teams to establish product development plans/goals and to accomplish those goals in a timely manner. Assist teams in identifying critical hurdles faced in development programs and devising strategies to best address those challenges. Ensure that senior management is aware of program progress, issues, and key risks in order to best manage the corporate portfolio. Coordinate with internal groups, consultants and others as necessary to enhance goal achievement and regulatory filings

  • Direct project teams to develop sound and thorough product development plans (significant tasks, key assumptions, milestones and deliverables), and assist in managing the teams to implement the project with high quality standards according to approved project plan and timelines
  • Track project team activities to ensure progress against plan and the appropriate resources and priorities are established to keep programs on track
  • Identify and highlight critical decision points, events and milestones
  • Schedule, facilitate and document project team meetings and ad-hoc project meetings
  • Liaise with Finance regarding overall Development timelines and progress against budget baseline. Assess resource allocations and demand as needed
  • Liaise with Manufacturing and Supply Chain regarding enrollment projections and drug demand; highlighting significant shifts in project plans against baseline assumptions
  • Assist in implementing and refining a successful product development process, including identification of key decision points, navigating the decision-making matrices, highlighting risks/benefits associated with critical decision options, and support the prioritization and portfolio management activities
  • Communicate changes to project plans in a proactive and clear manner
  • Support the development and tracking of project goals and corporate goals
  • Serve as focal point for product development information. Keep central records for project plans, meeting minutes, and key decisions

  • Minimum of a B.S, in a related scientific discipline preferred. (Masters degree in business or in a relevant scientific discipline a plus)
  • Minimum of five years pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience in some area of product development with at least 2-5 years of experience in direct project management
  • Good general understanding of the Product Development life-cycle from IND through all development stages (P1, P2, P3)
  • Candidate must have sound understanding of the nuances of biotech product development activities (domestic and foreign), and of multi-project planning and coordination
  • Superior organizational skills, including established success in driving teams to complete follow-through
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Strong ability to lead project team through complex subject matter, with ability to drive team to a decision and hold the team accountable for commitments
  • Proven track record of successfully working in cross-functional teams and projects
  • Proven track record or using and implementing project management tools which are both detailed and comprehensive and tailored to the specific needs of your project team and senior management
  • Must be team oriented, proactive, flexible, and be able to multi-task
  • Some knowledge of QA/QC, Regulatory, GCP, and GMP principles desirable
  • Must have a high proficiency in MS project and be able to create and update gantt charts and generate reports
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft excel and PowerPoint

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Immunology Associate Scientist


Job Summary If you’re interested in working on cutting edge immunotherapy drug discovery, enjoy working in the biotech industry, and wish to contribute to the creation of new therapeutics that help patients, then OncoMed Pharmaceuticals is the place for you. The successful Associate Scientist in this position will be a key contributor for in vivo evaluation of anti-cancer drug candidates in our Immuno-Oncology group and will be involved in the discovery and testing of novel therapeutic agents. You’ll need to be both an effective team player and a strong individual contributor, flexible, able to handle multiple tasks, and eager to develop new techniques.

  • Ph.D. in cancer immunology and 0-2 years of post-doctoral training
  • Strong in vivo skills with mice including tumor implantation, various dosing and rodent surgery
  • Expertise on immunological assays including ELISPOT, T and NK cell Cytotoxicity, Treg/MDSC suppression assays as well as multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • Isolation of various cell populations from mice and ex vivo characterization
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Immunofluorescence imaging skill is a plus
  • Solid computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and GraphPad Prizm. Minimum of intermediate level is required
  • Motivation to learn new scientific techniques and to work in a team environment
  • Keeping up to date with current research field
  • Solid publication record demonstrating innovative research
  • Strong desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills

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