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VP, Discovery Biology

Rgenta Therapeutics Inc.
Woburn, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021
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POSITION: Vice President - Discovery Biology

Would you like to discover next-generation medicines? At Rgenta Therapeutics, we unlock the therapeutic potentials of targets that are highly disease-relevant but undruggable by traditional protein-targeting approaches. We have built proprietary RNA-targeting platforms that leverage our deep knowledge and innovative ideas in data-driven genomics, computational biology, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, and disease pharmacology. We are a vibrant and exciting venture-backed startup located in the Greater Boston area. Developing new medicines demands a team of individuals with scientific curiosity, a can-do attitude, passion for progress, complementary skills, and thinking outside the box. Join Rgenta to discover new medicines and make scientific breakthroughs!

  • Build and lead a cutting-edge discovery biology group, and drive internal target discovery and validation, assay development, and screening effort
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Rgenta's target and lead discovery platform and the delivery of therapeutic programs into internal pipeline
  • Provide in vitro biology and pharmacology support and collaborate with other drug discovery functions to advance preclinical programs and achieve company milestones
  • Expand the external network of advisors and consultants, and establish deep domain expertise in cancer, neuroscience, and other relevant therapeutic areas
  • Set goals and milestones, communicate scientific findings effectively to potential collaborators and investors

  • Ph.D in Biology or Pharmacology with minimally 10 years of relevant drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Track record in developing small molecule drug discovery programs, from target identification to IND filing
  • Broad knowledge and experience with techniques and approaches applied to target ID, validation, screening, pharmacology interrogation
  • Strong disease domain expertise in oncology, and preferably knowledge in genome biology and RNA regulation
  • Experience in building and leading high functioning discovery research team
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed publications from scientific work to date
  • Experience in managing external interactions with academic and industry collaborators

EEO & Employment Eligibility: Rgenta Therapeutics is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Rgenta Therapeutics also complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Rgenta Therapeutics is an E-Verify employer.
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