Associate Director/Director, Epigenetics Lead

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. United States
Waltham, Massachusetts
Posting date: 26 Jul 2019

Proclinical is currently seeking an Associate Director for a pharmaceutical company located in Waltham, MA. Successful candidate will lead existing epigenetics programs in the oncology discovery and development portfolio and directly line manage a team of in vitro/cell biologists.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a global oncology epigenetics strategy to ensure a sustainable portfolio of targets and projects through internal efforts and external collaborations.
  • Oversee non-clinical support for existing epigenetics programs as part of cross discipline project teams.
  • Manage a team of scientists, setting their goals and objectives and providing appropriate development opportunities.
  • Maintain an understanding and awareness of internal and external developments that could affect the discipline and share this with team members.
  • Identify new drug development opportunities and convey ideas to team members to foster a working environment that promotes science and encourages innovation on drug discovery projects.
  • Provide routine updates and presentations to Oncology senior leadership teams.
  • Be an active member of the Oncology Bioscience leadership team contributing to and influencing strategic direction and capability development.
  • Build networks with other leaders and external experts to learn about new developments, leveraging opportunities and share best practices.
  • Ensure that own work and work of your team is of a high ethical standard, Good Laboratory Practice, Safety Health and Environment standards and all other relevant internal and external regulation and standards.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Oncology or equivalent experience in a relevant area of cancer biology.
  • 10 years+ within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and the drug discovery process across different project stages.
  • Extensive knowledge of epigenetics, ideally cancer epigenetics with a strong publication record in this area.
  • Experience in managing scientists and performance, either as a team leader or within a matrix environment.
  • Proven ability to be an effective within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience providing innovative solutions to complex problems with drug discovery projects.
  • Outstanding oral presentation and written communication skills.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.