VP Head of Biology

San Diego County, California, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
VP Head of Biology

Exciting company with cutting edge technology seeking an exceptional biology leader as Vice President, Head of Biology to lead Discovery Biology team and drive multiple cutting-edge RNA editing drug discovery programs. This company is backed by the number one venture capital company, they are doing very, very well and once a candidate interviews, they are HOOKED on this company!

The job responsibilities include:

* Serve as a member of executive leadership team in the Company

* Provide strategic and scientific leadership to project teams to advance drug discovery programs from early stage to candidate nomination

* Lead the team of biologists who are responsible for the design, development, and execution of in vitro and in vivo assays to support progression of the programs

* Collaborate with the cross-functional teams to propose and evaluate novel target and indication opportunities

* Move programs forward in a fast-paced environment

* Interpret, summarize, and present research findings at internal and external scientific meetings

* Develop budget and staff projections for biology team


* Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Systems Biology, or related field with, relevant post-doctoral employment experience

* 15+ years of drug discovery experience with demonstrated success in drug discovery and development

* Previous successes in identifying potential drug candidates and getting them to clinical

* 10+ years of strong leadership, motivating teams

* Strong strategic scientific and technical leadership in the design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of assays to drive programs and elucidate mechanism of action. Taking a program from concept to clinical.

* Deep understanding of classical pharmacological principles and drug discovery process

* Ability to critically analyze and interpret data, and effectively document and communicate results and recommend next steps

* A track record of evaluating and leading external collaborations

* Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong verbal and written communication skills

* Demonstrated leadership abilities to inspire, direct and manage scientists, and move activities across multiple drug discovery programs forward in a timely manner

* Successful track record in managing biology department/teams including Ph.D. Scientists and Research Associates

* Assay development expertise, including biochemical and cell-based assays

* Track record of innovative translational in vitro and/or in vivo models

For immediate consideration, email resume directly to the recruiter: [Clara.Cresswell@KellyScientific.com](mailto:Clara.Cresswell@KellyScientific.com)


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