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Vice-President of Discovery Biology

Charlton Morris
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Vice-President of Discovery Biology - Woburn

I'm working with a cutting-edge start-up based in the Greater Boston Area who are looking to add a VP of Discovery Biology to their team as part of their expansion project. The company has built proprietary RNA-targeting platforms that leverage our deep knowledge and innovative ideas in data-driven genomics, computational biology, highthroughput screening, medicinal chemistry, and disease pharmacology.

Role Responsibilities:

  • 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 the company'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.

Experience Required:

  • 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.

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