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Associate Director, Translational Sciences

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 09/09/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2624

Job Description


Our client’ s Translational Sciences Department is looking for an experienced group leader for a newly formed TS team, which is responsible for the preclinical & clinical translational development of a development stage program. The group leader will report to the department head of Translational Science and lead Ph.D. and non-Ph.D. level scientists.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead Ph.D. and non-Ph.D. level scientists to identify biomarkers for PD and patient stratification, select indications and combination therapies, and optimize dosing schedule
  • Represent Translational Science and play key role on the development core team, which is responsible for clinical development of the program
  • Develop clinical biomarker testing strategies and communicate translational designs and findings with clinical investigators
  • Author and review the preclinical and translational sections of regulatory documents, such as IND, as well as scientific/clinical publications, and represent client company to present translational findings at scientific congresses and investigator meetings
  • Manage external collaborations with KOLs and clinical investigators aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of MOA and the development of patient stratification biomarkers

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, medical science, or related fields is required
  • At least 5 years of drug development and 3 years of people management experience in industry are required
  • Experience with small molecule drug development and IND filing is required
  • Outstanding track record of scientific achievement and excellent soft skills are required
  • Expertise in epigenetics, gene regulation and myeloid lineage specification are preferred

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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