Associate Director, Target Discovery & Translational Research

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a leader in translational research to work for a leading Bay Area biotechnology company.


Associate Director, Discovery & Translational Research

SUMMARY:
This position provides technical and strategic leadership to teams who will identify and develop new therapeutic targets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collaborate to identify new targets, formulate a development strategy, and oversee project objectives. 
  • Provide leadership for development, implementation and data interpretation of an integrated translational research strategy for assigned program(s).
  • Partner with internal scientists and external collaborators to design and execute translational research to discover and develop targets through early stage research, demonstration of proof-of-concept in an animal model, and through to completion of the pre-clinical safety and efficacy studies necessary to file an IND application. 
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assays required to support development activities and ensure the scientific quality of      pharmacodynamic assay data
  • Evaluate, and use new scientific tools for effective and thorough early stage research and pre-clinical programs.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • PhD with 10 years of relevant scientific experience.  Other degree levels will be considered along with more years of related experience.
  • 7+ years of experience in target discovery and development, and translational research in the areas of metabolic and/or neurodegenerative disease.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Experience in gene therapy is preferred.
  • Location: San Francisco / Bay Area
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: TS681247914