Start of mission
January 29, 2020
Job city
Marseille (Luminy)
Type of contract


In the Translational and Technology Department, reporting to the Manager of the Immunohistochemistry (IHC) team, you will be a team leader within a matrix organization. You will be actively involved in the assessment of Innate Pharma's new targets, in the discovery and development of new antibody for IHC, in the Innate Pharma's target expression characterization, as well as in the understanding of mechanisms of action of Innate Pharma's drug candidates by analyzing clinical samples.
The IHC team is in charge of developing single IHC staining on human and murine tissues for several projects/programs developed at Innate Pharma and in generating new tools for IHC in collaboration with the Antibody platform. The team also develops multiplexed assays for clinical samples and performs analyses by digital pathology or collaborates with pathologists to do so. The team has also strong interactions with other teams of the organization (i.e. pharmacology, toxicology, clinical affairs) and with CROs and academic laboratories.
As a team leader, your main role and responsibilities are the following:
Main responsibilities and key tasks :
  • Lead a team composed of engineers and technicians
  • Manage all People Cycle of all Human Resources activities and processes (including recruitment, annual and professional development reviews, training and skills development)
  • Demonstrates in-depth job knowledge related to management and supervision of personnel
  • Adjusts staffing to optimize workflow and efficiencies; ensures that the team achieves the objectives set
  • Sustain motivation and skill development of the team members
  • Communicate and deliver the strategy defined by the Management within the team
  • Implement and develop assays to respond to project/program manager requests
  • Technical and scientific literature survey in the field of tissue analysis and immuno-oncology
  • Review and validation of data generated within the team
  • Clear and accurate result synthesis and presentation (powerpoint)
  • Redaction and revision of technical documentation (SOPs), project-related documents (study reports), posters and scientific articlesRegular reporting to management and information diffusion to collaborators
  • Promotion of the Company culture and values
  • Implement and ensure compliance with internal procedures in the team


Experience and Qualifications Essential :
  • Bac +5, PhD degree with a specialty in Immunology/Oncology or MD with a specialty in pathology
  • Experience in leading and managing people
Experience and Qualifications Desirable :
  • 5Y+ Biotech/Pharma industry experience
  • Academic track record in Immuno-Oncology and/or Immunotherapy
Technical Competencies, Skills and Behaviours Essential :
  • Strong technical expertise in chromogenic IHC and multiplexed IHC
  • Technical knowledge of IHC stainers (e.g. Ventana Discovery or Benchmark, Leica Bond) and slide scanners (e.g. Nanozoomer, Polaris)
  • Digital pathology basics with knowledge of software solutions (e.g. Halo, Definiens, VisioPharm, Calopix, QuPath)
  • Histology basics
  • Bioinformatics basics (GraphPad Prism or R studio (preferred))Strong team player, aiming at collaborators' skill development
  • Encouraging initiative, working with stakeholders, recognized as a leader
  • Effective communication (verbal and written) and documentation skills
  • CRO evaluation and supervision
  • Committed to creating a culture of performance, decision making, ability to work transversally, implementation of strategy
  • Ability to work autonomously, run several projects at once and address requests and priorities in a timely manner
  • Regular activity reporting
  • Proactive attitude, excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detailThe applicant must be able to read, write and speak French and English
Technical Competencies, Skills and Behaviours Desirable :
  • Knowledge of planning tools (e.g. Microsoft Project)
  • International successful experience

Contact Information

Please send your application with a cover letter using reference: MANRD/RR/2020/1 by email to: Espace Innate Pharma sur Marseille Immunopôle.