The Associate Director will report to the Head of Validation and Early Development in the R&D group. The candidate will lead a team of scientists performing human immunological assays in the process of validation of novel immunomodulatory molecules and functional screening of Abs toward lead therapeutic Ab selection. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing all human bioassays in the group including design, execution, and reporting. He/she will provide the highest-level of scientific expertise through the entire validation and early development process including interactions with other R&D teams and all levels of management. In addition, the candidate will take a scientific leadership position in the group, will lead scientific brain-storming, will provide scientific support to target champions and will participate and contribute to strategic pipeline discussions. The candidate is expected to think out of the box, propose original solutions to complex problems, master multiple immunological techniques and be updated in recent advances in the cancer immunotherapy field.