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High impact

If you want to have an impact on the lives of patients with cancer, take a look at Sumitomo Pharma Oncology (SMP Oncology). With our diverse pipeline, passionate team, and extensive resources, we offer abundant career opportunities to contribute to the transformation of cancer care. We know that every team member, regardless of their role, plays a critical part in advancing research and making a difference in the lives of patients with cancer.

Diverse pipeline

Compounds at multiple stages of development and trials across numerous indications.

Passionate team

We draw our inspiration from the patients and clinicians who fight cancer every day.

Collaborative culture

Together, we can accomplish so much more than any of us could do alone.

High energy

At SMP Oncology, we like to stay engaged. With social events, volunteer opportunities, fitness challenges, and much more, there are plenty of ways for people to connect, during work and beyond.

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We’re here for you

At SMP Oncology, we know that a strong investment in our employees promotes a positive work environment. We offer competitive salaries, multiple incentive programs, and a wide range of benefits to attract and retain top talent. Our goal is to make sure every employee is empowered.

Health, Dental, and Vision Plans

We offer excellent health, dental, and vision plans, including the opportunity to set up an HSA or FSA, depending on which option you choose.

Retirement and Financial Security

We’ll help you secure your future with a 401K plan with employer match, life insurance for you and your family, and long- and short-term disability.

Tuition Assistance

We’ll reimburse you for educational expenses directly related to your jobs or your future pursuits within the organization.

Time Off

We offer generous vacation, holidays, year-end shutdown, flexible sick time, maternity/paternity leave, and adoption assistance.

More Benefits

Programs like identity-theft protection, legal service insurance, critical illness protection, and an employee assistance program help support you when the unexpected occurs.

Upholding Equal Opportunity

In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, SMP Oncology is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military/veteran status, or membership in any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Top 10 Reasons to Make a Meaningful Difference at SMP Oncology

We are passionate and dedicated people working together to fulfill a shared mission to advance purposeful science. SMP Oncology colleagues rank the following as top reasons why they are proud to be part of the organization:

Passionate about purposeful science

Our research activities are not limited to a specific platform or one mechanism or cancer type–our researchers follow the science and are driven by an unwavering commitment to make a difference

Diverse workplace

We are dedicated employees from different backgrounds and geographies who work collaboratively to advance meaningful therapeutics that aim to make a difference in the lives of people with cancer

Exceptional employee benefits

Our people are our most powerful assets, and we take pride in investing in our employees by offering competitive salaries, multiple incentive programs, and a wide range of benefits


We encourage open, solution-focused dialogue amongst all employees and promote an environment that welcomes questions and celebrates out-of-the-box thinking


We empower employees to exercise their strengths and proactively pursue their interests in challenging areas

Calculated risk taking

We rely on our employees to demonstrate courage and fearlessness in seeking novel approaches to advancing innovative science into the clinic

Meaningful team-building activities

At SMP Oncology, our employees appreciate opportunities to connect with each other through activities and supporting the communities in which we operate

Learning and growth opportunities

We embrace responsibility for continued growth and development derived from the notion that learning can come from many areas, including the classroom, internal mentorship and projects that challenge each individual

Expert leadership team

Our leaders bring a wealth of experience and individual perspective to what we do, and they empower employees to help them succeed

Supportive work environment

While we are patient-centric as a business, it’s our people that make it all happen, and that is why we focus on promoting work practices that help employees achieve a healthy work/life balance

Exceptional Benefits

Grow with us

Bring your passion for making a meaningful difference and join our global team to bring forward new discoveries for patients with cancer.

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