VP, Biology and Drug Discovery

Employer
Vesigen Therapeutics, Inc.
Location
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Vesigen Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing groundbreaking therapeutic products using a unique and fusogenic extracellular vesicle delivery technology directed to intracellular targets. Our ARMMs technology (ARRDC1 Mediated Microvesicles), delivers payloads, including RNAs, proteins, and editing complexes directly into the cytoplasm of target cells. Our team of seasoned drug hunters is committed to leveraging the novel ARMMs technology to develop transformative medicines and address currently unmet medical needs.

Responsibilities

* Work closely with executive management team to prioritize and advance preclinical drug development programs from concept through IND submission
* Articulate vision, strategy and performance metrics for platform and drug discovery arms at Vesigen
* Manage all ARMMs engineering and drug discovery functions to develop existing programs, establish go/no-go decision points, introduce new programs, and to identify new opportunities to expand scope of current programs
* Lead scientific activities with strong attention to rigor and differentiation to permit advancing drug candidates as first-in-class/best-in-class therapies for diseases with unmet need
* Track literature and identify opportunities to introduce new design strategies and/or applications for ARMMs
* Implement and help inform intellectual property strategy, working closely with executive management and IP teams
* Work with CROs, academic collaborators, and other biotech/pharma companies
* Assist in projecting resources and financial budgets to support discovery programs from the exploratory stage through the development stage to clinical

Qualifications

* PhD/MD with strong background in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Virology, Immunology, Pharmacology, or related field
* 10+ years of experience in drug discovery, platform development, or combination thereof in biotech or pharma
* Proven track record leading teams in platform development and/or drug discovery settings - experience with viral and/or non-viral delivery and/or platform builds desirable
* Demonstrated expertise and track record in drug discovery in a range of therapeutic areas, ideally from conceptualization through lead optimization and candidate selection
* Track record of excellence and scientific expertise as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
* High level of rigor and attention to detail, and ability to think out of the box and innovate
* Strong leadership, communication skills, and ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment

Vesigen Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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