Director of Transnational Sciences

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. United States
San Francisco, USA
Posting date: 12 Sep 2019

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Director of Transnational Sciences for a preclinical life sciences company located in San Francisco, CA. Successful candidate will be responsible for identification of novel targets, design and rationale for in vivo studies, including GLP preclinical studies.


  • Create, execute, interpret and discover novel features from in vivo animal models.
  • Design and execute research studies including pre-clinical testing through CROs or in-house.
  • Manage projects done at CMOs/CRO by actively communicating ideas, study designs, timelines and deliverables to internal and external team members.
  • Organize required studies to obtain regulatory approvals for clinical testing.
  • Be a thought leader for the Company by publishing scholarly articles, speaking at conferences, and representing the company in scientific bodies.
  • Write and coordinate essential components of SBIR grant proposals to federal agencies.
  • Hire, train, motivate, and coach staff members and colleagues.
  • Establish and lead preclinical programs in Oncology and Immuno-oncology.
  • Develop and validate creative, disease relevant in vivo assays.
  • Work with several technology and regulatory consultants to drive the Company's platform technology from the lab to the clinic.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry or Equivalent.
  • 2+ years of prior experience with FACS and/or IHC.
  • Proven track record of ability to conduct research with strong attention to detail (e.g. publications, patents)
  • Ability to work independently with a multi-disciplinary research and administrative team in a resourceful startup.
  • Excellent problem solving, verbal and written communication, project and resource management, and computer skills.
  • Strong background in designing in vivo experiments, particularly in immuno-oncology.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and present findings to laypersons.
  • Experience with overseeing independent laboratory experiments and writing SOPs.
  • Experience writing grant applications - Working knowledge of word processing, presentations, statistics and image editing.
  • 5+ years of experience working with Animal Models.
  • Ability to train, motivate, coach, and lead a team of other researchers and research assistants.
  • A proven track record of productivity.
  • Hands-on experience with animal models.
  • Strong understanding of scientific concepts and biological processes.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Anna Graham at (+1) 415-660-4945 or upload your resume on our website -

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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.