Join Us

A passionate team

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.

See our openings

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

Dan Aird
Dan Aird
Associate Scientist II, Discovery Biology

“I do something new every single day. I feel like Tango challenges me from every angle, and that’s made my work very important. My input matters here, and I get to have a very large ownership stake in the science.”

Kimberly Briggs
Kimberly Briggs
Scientist II, Discovery Biology

“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.”

Xiaobin Zhang
Xiaobin Zhang
Senior Associate Scientist, Translational Biology

“I’m motivated by knowing that we at Tango can make a big difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. At Tango, we’re both patient- and science-driven. The unmet medical need for the patients is huge. I feel very confident that we’ll find a way to help them.”

James Tepper
James Tepper
Senior Research Associate, Functional Genomics

“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
Scientist I, Functional Genomics

“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!”

Erin Brophy
Erin Brophy
Scientist II, Biochemistry

“The camaraderie feels really authentic at Tango. There are a lot of activities and gathering among people, and everyone’s really happy to be here and to do their job. Everyone’s very impressive in their knowledge and their abilities, but it’s all in a really fun environment.”

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 Associate Scientist, Biology

“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.”

Aidan Moriarty
Aidan Moriarty
Research Associate

“I’m motivated by the fact that we are so patient-driven at Tango; we’re actively trying to help people and that is so important. Everyone here is compassionate and dedicated.”

John Maxwell
John Maxwell
VP 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.”

Fang Li
Fang Li
Director of Translational and Computational Biology

“Our goal to work together to develop effective therapeutics for cancer patients is really special. We’re doing amazing, cutting-edge science here.”

Deepali Gotur
Deepali Gotur
Associate Scientist II

“The people here are so motivated and really well balanced, with a true ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality. It’s amazing to work with a group of people who are so passionate and focused and who really believe in the science.”

Teng Teng
Teng Teng
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.

Our leadership team has deep experience in functional genomics. Read moreOur leadership team has deep experience in functional genomics.