Overview

Principal Scientist / Director, Discovery Biology, San Diego, CA

Job Description:

We are looking for experienced and motivated biologist(s) to join our Discovery Biology group to drive cutting-edge RNA editing drug discovery programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide scientific and strategic leadership to project teams to advance 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 and by designing in vitro and in vivo studies that support the SAR studies and mechanistic understanding of the targets
  • Collaborate with the functional genomics team to propose and evaluate novel 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 gene therapy a plus
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience including as a project team lead/co-lead
  • Track record of productivity in drug research as demonstrated by publications in high impact peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience leading drug discovery project teams in various stages including target discovery/validation, lead optimization to IND-enabling studies
  • Demonstrated experience in 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

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