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Program Director - Biology Automation

Menlo Park, California, US
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Nov 27, 2021

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Company: SRI International
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/11/2021
Expire Date: 12/11/2021
Job Categories: Research & Development

Job Description

Program Director - Biology Automation
SRI Biosciences is seeking creative and enthusiastic scientists with the ability to collaboratively establish new platform technologies for molecular discovery and therapeutic development. In particular we are looking for experienced preclinical biologists to manage assay development across a wide range of molecular targets, as well as collaboratively design and implement automated high throughput screening (HTS) to integrate with cutting edge chemistry automated systems. This position will be a part of the Applied Research group which is developing innovative solutions under SRI's SynFiniTM platform for automated and AI-guided drug discovery.

The candidate should be experienced with:
Small molecule drug discovery from target selection, hit discovery to lead candidate selection
Leading multi-disciplinary teams focused on the biological aspects of discovery programs including selection, set up, validation and running of in vitro and in vivo assays for novel molecular targets
HTS automation, implementation, data tracking and analysis

The successful candidate will:
Work closely with researchers in the Applied Research group in SRI Biosciences to invent, apply and transition new technologies and products into the marketplace including drugs candidates and systems that accelerate the drug discovery process
He/she will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers engaged in projects at SRI that feature robotics, artificial intelligence, computational biology, lab automation, microfabrication and imaging Qualifications & Requirements
Ph.D. degree in cellular biology, molecular biology or related field with ten plus years' experience in pharma / biotech or an academic drug discovery center
Demonstration of successful leadership of complex programs and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
Excellent communication skills - demonstrated ability to represent programs to senior management and manage alliances with external partners
A high-impact publication record or comparable success within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company setting
Broad experience in mammalian cell culture, cell-based assays, and biochemical characterization methods is essential
Experience with in vivo models is desirable
Candidates should have a strong track record, and interest in innovation with demonstrated ability to conceive of and execute challenging projects
The successful candidate must have a willingness to work in a wide variety of therapeutic areas and disease states
Experience with proposal writing and presentation skills are highly valued

SRI is committed to creating and celebrating a diverse workplace that recognizes and values differences and reflects the communities where our employees live and where our clients operate. This includes valuing differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, body type/physical appearance, disability/differently abled and work styles, or any other legally protected category.

At SRI, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all SRI Employees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with SRI. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered. Contact Information
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