Vice President, Discovery Biology

San Diego County, California, US
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
As the VP of Discovery Biology, you will lead a team ofbiology researchers selecting development candidates to continually fuel theR&D pipeline by stewarding the next generation of targeted therapies intoIND-enabling activities. Your contributions will be highly visible to executiveleadership and external key opinion leaders. You will interact directly with Kinnate'sworld-renowned scientific advisory board consisting of leaders from top cancercenters. By forming a bridge frommedicinal chemistry to translational research, you will serve as a foundationalpillar of the R&D organization. New oncologytherapy breakthroughs await your creative spirit and "roll-up your sleeves"approach because #patients are waiting.

The Right Stuff

  • At least 10 years in oncology R&D at a biotech and/or pharma with a combined 15+ years in oncology research settings
  • PhD and/or MD
  • Track record of delivering small molecule, kinase inhibitor development candidates
  • Balance of strategic thinking and "roll up your sleeves" approach to drug discovery
  • Deep understanding of in vitro assay development including biochemical, biophysical, and cellular assays
  • A deep understanding of in vitro and in vivo drug combinations that allows identification of clinical combination strategies
  • Familiarity with TIBCO Spotfire and/or Dotmatics to enable close collaboration with the Drug Discovery group
  • Experience overseeing in vivo pharmacology studies including efficacy, PK/PD, and exploratory toxicology
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable inclusion of colleagues across the internal organization as well as throughout our extended network of international CROs
  • Effective communication that enables clear, concise, and compelling messaging
  • A commitment to growing the next generation of precision medicine leaders

Kinnate BiopharmaInc. recently closed our $276M initial public offering and are listed onNasdaq. Prior to that, we closed three significant venture capital financings,including our $98M Series C round in July and August 2020 and our $74.5M SeriesB round in December 2019. OurResearch and Development team is based primarily in San Diego, California and aportion of our management team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weare a small but growing precision oncology companywith a bright future.

Kinnate Biopharma Inc. is committedto building a diverse, equitable and inclusive company. We provide equalopportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and jobapplicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability orveteran status. Kinnate Biopharma Inc. also complies with all applicablenational, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment aswell as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirementsof applicable law. 

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