Senior Director/Vice President, Molecular Biology

Employer
Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
2106681287
Discipline
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Driven by desire to develop life-changing therapies for patients with high unmet medical needs, you will play a key role in progressing the company's molecular biology, cloning and vector engineering efforts to advance the company's scientific, clinical development and business priorities. You will lead the company's development of innovative approaches to AAV vectors for the potential treatment of severe neurological diseases. Lead a team of highly talented scientists responsible for constructing and producing novel AAV vector cargo and payloads for research and developing and optimizing them for therapeutic purposes using a variety of approaches.

Responsibilities:

Define and execute the company's cargo and payload design and optimization strategy
Direct the Voyager's vector engineering and vector biology efforts
Lead the development and discovery of novel enhancements to AAV transgene design including transcriptional regulation and tissue/cell-specificity
Advance the science and technology around the next generation of therapeutic payloads and formats including vectorized antibodies
Work closely with the company's SAB, Advisors and the scientific community-at-large to advance the company's vector engineering endeavors
Be recognized both within and outside the organization as Voyager's subject matter expert in vector engineering
Foster and maintain a positive culture aligned with Voyager's core values of passion, pioneering, integrity and collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD or MD/PhD in molecular biology, molecular genetics and/or protein engineering
10+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical research, discovery, or development with a substantial amount of that in gene therapy; including 5+ years leading, nurturing and developing scientific teams
Established scientific and publication track record in innovation in molecular biology
Demonstrated success driving projects forward and executing successfully on corporate goals and managing resources
Commitment to a culture of scientific excellence, patient-centricity, urgency of purpose, transparency, and collaboration
Outstanding interpersonal skills and strong management experience leading teams
Excellent communication skills including oral and written presentations to internal and external stakeholders and senior management
Solution-focused mindset and a proven ability to build community, coalitions and develop strong partnerships across functions.

Strongly Preferred

Established experience in AAV biology and/or gene regulation
Experience in Neuroscience

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