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Senior Director, Biology

Biotheryx, Inc.
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Nov 28, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
Job Description:

BioTheryX is a rapidly growing company that is seeking a highly motivated and skilled leader with a strong background in oncology, targeted protein degradation (TPD) and drug discovery who can lead a growing scientific team and be responsible for managing research projects for the company. The company is looking for an experienced scientific leader to work closely with senior leadership and in collaboration with other functions within the organization to plan and direct new programs, from initial discovery efforts, through in vivo proof of concept, and, ultimately towards the clinic. A successful candidate will aid drug discovery strategy, lead TPD programs for glues and PROTACs, spearhead development of relevant assays and tumor models, assess MOA pharmacology, and contribute to regulatory documents. The individual will have in-depth knowledge of therapeutic approaches in oncology, signaling pathways, immune-oncology and drug resistance, and related areas. The individual will be responsible for preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts as needed.


· Lead multiple TPD projects from early discovery to delivery of preclinical data package for IND filing
· Expand and lead multiple teams of internal/CRO scientists and maintain cross-functional collaborations to support drug discovery and translational efforts
· Work with senior leadership to strategize oncology programs and build collaborations with key opinion leaders
· Design, execute and analyze experiments with a variety of biochemical, cellular, genetic, and pharmacological techniques to advance multiple candidates from discovery research to clinical development
· Deliver data packages in a timely manner for internal milestones that aid in drug discovery strategy and responsible for generating pharmacology sections of patents and regulatory documents such as IND
· Monitors advances in oncology and immune-oncology therapeutic areas by staying abreast with recent literature, attending conferences, and interacting with academic and clinical collaborators
· Routine presentation of data at internal meetings and domestic/international conferences
· Promote professional growth of internal scientists and biologists and provide them with mentorship and support
· Highly motivated to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent work ethic
· Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills


· Ph.D. in biology (preferably cancer biology or molecular or cell biology) with over 10 years of oncology and small molecule drug discovery experience in the biotech /pharmaceutical industry

· Proven track record of taking projects from target identification/validation to delivering pre-clinical data packages for IND filing

· 5 years management of multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment with a strong background in molecular pathways in cancer, tumor biology and pathophysiology

· 2 years strong experience working in cross-functional teams and knowledge of drug design, drug metabolism, and ADME/PK etc.

· 5 years extensive experience in building and managing teams of internal/CRO biologists and academic/clinical collaborators, and mentoring internal scientists

· Strong publication/patent record and excellent written, oral and presentations skills

· Expert in use of small molecule inhibitors, genetic manipulation and phenotypic screens, wide array of molecular and cell biology assays, assay development and optimization, high-throughput cellular assays, generation of drug resistance

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