Director - Oligonucleotide Therapeutics

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biological Sciences, Pharmacology
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 22 Jun 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Director of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics with a global pharmaceutical company located in Boston, MA. As the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Director, you will be responsible for developments of projects from target discovery through preclinical proof-of-concept, IND filing, and support of early clinical development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the company's efforts related to mRNA Therapies working within matrixed drug discovery research teams.
  • Successfully lead drug discovery programs from the early drug discovery phase into preclinical development and IND filings.
  • Provide scientific perspective and leadership for mRNA projects of the company's portfolio through collaboration with groups of Chemistry, analytic, preclinical and clinical and regulatory members of the Research and Development team.
  • Effectively apply best practices to improve operational efficiency.
  • Serve as a research mentor to members of the laboratory and manage staff as needed.
  • Work with leadership team to meet corporate goals.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD with 10+ years of relevant post-doctoral and/or industry experience in biology, pharmacology, chemistry, or related field, including 5+ years of relevant experience in managing teams in a biotech or pharma environment.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experiences in preclinical tox studies, CMC studies and IND filings mRNA therapeutics are required.
  • Strong publication records and presentations related to mRNA therapeutics in international meetings are required.
  • Strong communication skills and team work ethics are required.
  • Excellency capability to translate strategy into action, to successfully manage projects and timelines, organize/track complex information, and prioritize accordingly.
  • Extensive experiences in managing collaborations and CROs as needed.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Max Robinson at (+1) 929-388-1651 or

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