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Head of Translational Medicine

Status: Archived
CompanyI-Mab Biopharma
LocationSan Diego
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I-Mab (Nasdaq: IMAB) is an innovation-driven global biopharma company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel and highly differentiated biologics for immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases. The Company's mission is to bring transformational medicines to patients around the world through innovation. I-Mab's globally competitive pipeline of more than 15 clinical and pre-clinical stage drug candidates is driven by its internal discovery and global partnerships for in-licensing, based on the Company's Fast-to-Proof-of-Concept and Fast-to-Market development strategies. The Company is progressing from a clinical stage biotech company into a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company with cutting-edge R&D capabilities, a world-class GMP manufacturing facility and commercial capability. I-Mab has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong in China, and Maryland and San Diego in the United States. For more information, please visit and follow I-Mab on LinkedInTwitter and WeChat.

This position will be a key team member in the research and development organization and will be leading the translational medicine function at I-Mab’s San Diego location. You will have a direct impact on our science and will help to build our reputation in the US and our capability as a team. You will also shape the I-Mab culture and be a part of a passionate, transparent, and collaborative work environment.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides scientific leadership in areas of biomarker discovery, development (biology, preclinical and clinical).
  • Manages and mentors a team of translational scientists to explore and implement new biomarkers of clinical relevance.
  • Establishes a fully functional translational research lab in accordance with GCP/GLP requirement and potentially towards a CLIA/CAP-certified lab.
  • Establishes a network of academic external collaborations for new discover and TM opportunity
  • As the TM interface, collaborate and communicate efficiently with other internal functions/sites.  


  • PhD and/or MD in related field required
  • At least 5 years related working experiences
  • Strong scientific knowledge of immunobiology and oncology is desired
  • Direct management experiences desired
  • Open to new challenges, excels at multi-tasking, hands-on, flexible and a team player
  • Demonstrated experience in drug development process, including multiple regulatory submissions
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral; ability to communicate complex information succinctly
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple projects, initiatives simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Skilled at driving collaboration, achieving results, influencing, and resolving conflicts across internal and external project teams
  • Bilingual native level proficiency in both speaking and written English and Chinese (mandarin)
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