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Together we are pioneering a powerful new approach to discover and develop novel cancer medicines, building a road map to cures that will transform the lives of patients and their families.

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Tango is a team of passionate problem solvers. Our discovery efforts begin and end with patients. We are driven by urgency and compassion, empowered by collaboration, courage and a culture of excellence – determined to push boundaries with innovative science and bold decisions.

Together, we will discover transformative drugs for people with cancer by leveraging the classic principles of synthetic lethality in innovative ways. Our approaches are uncovering novel vulnerabilities in cancers with specific tumor suppressor gene loss and undruggable oncogenes, as well as discovering drug targets that reverse the ability of cancer cells to avoid immune destruction.

We’re a team. And we’re all in for exciting science and changing lives.

Here are our core values:

Urgency + Compassion

Change the lives
of people
with cancer

Spirit + Resilience

Embrace individuality
and face challenges
together

Courage + Leadership

Push boundaries with
innovative science
and bold decisions

Take time to dance

What inspires us

Lina Gu
Lina Gu
Director, Biochemistry

“Being surrounded by smart, dedicated and kind people all committed to important and inspiring work is humbling. We’re conducting target and drug discovery in a new and unique way which excites and motivates each person here.”

Julie Shields
Julie Shields
Scientist I

“The culture at Tango is so inclusive. Good ideas are encouraged, acknowledged and listened to no matter what level of the organization they come from.”

Chetan Sukuru
Chetan Sukuru
Director, Research Informatics

“Everyone here is so passionate about what our science and new drug design approaches could mean to patients. I’m proud to be part of a team defined not only by bold, courageous ideas, but also by compassion.”

Serge Gueroussov
Serge Gueroussov
Senior Scientist I

“Tango offers a unique combination of a rigorous scientific environment with a relaxed, collaborative culture that makes it a joy to come into work every day. In the same day, I can have an intense scientific brainstorming session with colleagues, do lab experiments using the latest biotechnology tools, and then recharge at the end of the day by sharing jokes over a game of ping pong in the kitchen.”

Nikitha Das
Nikitha Das
Associate Scientist I

“The opportunity to learn and work with people who are so dedicated, enthusiastic – and always up for fun – gets me excited to come to work every day. Tango’s culture embraces science, food and dancing.  What more could you ask for?!”

Leanne Ahronian
Leanne Ahronian
Senior Scientist I

“Tango stands out because of our focus on patient selection from the initiation of each screen—there is a clear clinical path for each target we find. The enthusiasm that scientists have for their work here is contagious.”

Justin Engel
Justin Engel
Associate Scientist II

“My favorite event so far was the summer picnic. We all enjoyed spending time together despite the unpredictable weather, and it was rewarding to reflect on the team’s achievements. We truly act as a single unit to accomplish great science and do all we can to improve the lives of patients.”

Natasha Emmanuel
Natasha Emmanuel
Senior Scientist II

“Tango’s close-knit community helps me thrive as a scientist. Collaboration is easy here; I love sharing ideas over catered lunches or at our TangoTalks events. Being surrounded by such bright, talented and friendly people is energizing and inspiring.”

Steven Lombardo
Steven Lombardo
Associate Scientist II

“At the heart of Tango is our desire to benefit the lives of others. I am inspired by the dedication of our team to bring new and innovative cancer treatments to those in need, and I am so excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Jeff Caravella
Jeff Caravella
VP, Finance

“What inspires me? Imagining the day when we look back and see all the work done to help develop, advance and launch new and innovative therapeutics that have positively influenced the lives of patients across the world.”

Shanzhong Gong
Shanzhong Gong
Senior Scientist I

“Tango is a fantastic place to work because it creates an environment where people feel unique and very special. All the work here is driven by passion and teamwork.”

Jannik Andersen
Jannik Andersen
VP, Biology

“To me, it is personal. When I was 13, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. Today she is 73 thanks to combination chemotherapy. I appreciate the urgency by which we are bringing new transformational medicines to cancer patients. Every person deserves a chance for a long and joyful life.”

Katelyn Houde
Katelyn Houde
Senior Administrative Assistant

“I’m inspired by the people, the passion and the mission of Tango. Every morning when I come into work, I am greeted by every person I pass. The team works hard to achieve our goals, but we also find time to enjoy ourselves and get to know each other. Tango understands the importance of ‘taking time to dance’ and this is evident from your first day.”

Matt Goldstein
Matt Goldstein
Head of Immunology

“It only took me a couple of hours on my first visit to Tango to realize that this team is whip smart. There hasn’t been a day since I joined that I haven’t learned something new, been challenged in my thinking and been inspired by the human-ness that pervades everything we do.”

Kimberly Briggs
Kimberly Briggs
Principal Scientist

“What motivates me most working here at Tango is that while every therapeutic company has the ultimate goal of affecting patients’ lives, we’re different in that we have specific patient populations in mind on day one of every target discovery screen. Knowing at every step of the process where we’re going and who we’re going to help is particularly inspiring to me.”

James Tepper
James Tepper
Scientist I

“I, like many of us, am motivated by my family members who have lost their battles with cancer. We have a really devoted group of scientists here who all have a common goal. It’s very motivating for me to work with such a committed team, but the patients drive me the most.”

Silvia Fenoglio
Silvia Fenoglio
Senior Scientist II

“Tango is answering very specifically articulated questions. Still within all of this, there’s space for innovation. It drives our creativity. And there is plenty of fun here!”

Charles Davis
Charles Davis
SVP, Pharmaceutical Sciences (DMPK, Safety Assessment & Clinical Pharmacology)

“A Tango founder once described the positive energy you feel when you’re presented with great science, an innovative hypothesis and robust data to support it. I get this sensation every day at Tango. The science is really world class.”

Hongxiang Zhang
Hongxiang Zhang
Senior Technical Scientist II

“Tango’s most prominent values for me are the urgency and compassion. Among the team members, we have a common goal, driven by patients. Tango is unique in that it really feels like a family.”

Doug Whittington
Doug Whittington
Director, Structural Biology

“I’m most passionate about engaging with Tango’s science to treat unmet medical needs. Problem-solving is what drew me to science. Our novel target discovery makes each problem we solve feel new. Discovering the new stuff makes things exciting.”

John Maxwell
John Maxwell
SVP, Chemistry

“I’m motivated every day by the standout leadership at Tango and the awesome team here. There are more opportunities in Tango’s science than anywhere else that I can think of.”

Teng Teng
Teng Teng
Principal Scientist

“The people at Tango are top-notch. Everyone believes in the strategy we’re going after – and above everything, everyone believes in our goal to help patients and create a new type of cancer therapy.”

Kait Yankello
Kait Yankello
Senior Administrative Assistant

“Tango is unique because of its daily energy. The people are here because they’re truly excited about the science and the work being done.”

Join our team

If you share our passion for discovering transformative cancer medicines and our deep commitment to making a difference for people with cancer and their families, please explore our current opportunities.

To Apply for a Position

Interested in joining the Tango team but don’t see an exact fit? Please submit your CV and a quick explanation of your field of interest to careers@tangotx.com.

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