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Associate Director, Discovery Biology

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 08/27/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2516

Job Description

Our client is looking for an experienced and motivated cancer biologist to join their Discovery Biology group in order to help drive cutting-edge oncology drug discovery programs. You will report to the Head of Discovery Biology and be a key scientific leader supporting drug discovery programs.

  • Provide scientific and strategic leadership to project teams to advance new small molecule drug discovery programs.
  • Lead a team of internal scientists on experimental design, execution, integrated data analysis, and interpretation
  • Contribute to the advancement of programs by developing cell-based assays to support drug discovery campaigns and designing in vitro and in vivo studies that support the mechanistic understanding and disease rationale for candidate targets
  • Collaborate with the functional genomics team to generate novel oncology target opportunities
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary drug discovery project teams to advance programs from validation to clinical candidate selection
  • Interpret, summarize and present research findings at internal and external scientific meetings

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • PhD or equivalent in Cell & Molecular Biology or related discipline. Expertise in chromatin biology or cancer epigenetics a plus
  • 5-10 years of relevant industry experience including as a project team lead/co-lead
  • Track record of productivity in oncology research as demonstrated by publications in high impact peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience leading small molecule oncology drug discovery project teams in various stages including target discovery/validation, lead optimization to IND-enabling studies
  • Demonstrated experience leading and supervising internal project teams as well as prior experience working with CROs or academic collaborators
  • Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and excellent problem-solving ability

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Madden
EVP, Clinical Staffing

Lisa is an inspiring leader and mentor, driven by an inherent desire to help others and make a difference. An advocate for growth and professional development, Lisa brings 18 years of recruiting and business development experience to The Steely Group, and as Executive Vice President of Clinical Staffing, she oversees the direction and strategy of the Steely recruiting team.

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