Senior Director Drug Discovery

Location Massachusetts
Discipline: Regulatory Affairs
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: On application
Contact name: Sam Murphy

Contact email:
Contact phone: 16179821238
Job ref: ​21400
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 12 May 2021

Location: Boston / Massachusetts - USA

The ideal candidate will take on the following tasks:

  • Build and direct a team that isolates and discovers biologics-based candidate drugs

  • Discover and develop novel antibody and protein-based drugs

  • Establish protein expression and purification capabilities to evaluate SAR and develop biochemical and biophysical assays

  • Mitigate potential antibody liabilities related to the production and develop-ability of candidate antibody therapeutics

  • Manage the production of purified small molecule target proteins and antibodies in quantities sufficient for SAR and disease model studies

  • Liaise with data scientists for single cell transcriptomics analysis

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • PhD and 5+ years biotech/pharma industry experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of antibody technologies, flow cytometry and sorting, single cell transcriptomics and protein biochemistry

  • SAR and protein engineering

  • Experience building, directing and developing laboratory scientists and direct reports

  • A strong work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to function in an interdisciplinary team setting are essential

  • Driven and a self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced early-stage biotech environment

  • Experience building a positive, team-oriented culture with strong leadership and communications skills

Salary: On application