Possesses unquestioned integrity and business ethics. Always leads by example. Demonstrates a firm commitment to our values and culture. A positive attitude and source of energy to all employees. Establishes trust and credibility with every individual he/she works with at all levels of the company.
Creative and critical intellect who thinks ‘laterally’; generates ideas/opportunities and turns them into successful results. Finds a way to say ‘yes’ when others would say ‘no’.
Establishes clear expectations, sets priorities and focuses resources on key objectives. Closely monitors progress and proactively resolves issues and obstacles.
Highly decisive and action oriented.
Provides clear direction, delegates effectively and makes time to coach/mentor. Doesnot hesitate to personally execute critical and / or time sensitive projects.
An open, direct personal style with a positive attitude.
Comfortable and productive in an early stage rapidly evolving organization. Able to growto a large, vibrant organization.
Ability to rally teams around a common vision.
Able to productively challenge existing practices, decisions, and processes in a mannter that generates constructive decisions about change. Equally important, knows when the time for debate must evolve into working to select and implement solutions.Responsibilities
Responsibility for leading all research resources and teams (both internal and external).
Work as a key member of the executive team to define the scope of research, thecompany strategy, and therapeutic focus area.
Hire and manage a scientific and translational sciences staff.
Establish and effectively manage collaboration(s) with current and new externalscientific resources.
Work closely with the CEO and the co-founder who generated the underlying IP during partnering and investor meetings.
Work closely with IP counsel to ensure the rapid preparation and submission of newpatents and ongoing patents.
Set the scientific direction of the company.
Manage the transition from a technology focused to a therapeutic focused company.
Identify, engage, and manage KOLs to help define therapeutic opportunities
Work with the SAB to utilize their expertise to advance the company’s research.Requirements
PhD in the life sciences with at least 10 years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience in therapeutic development.
A deep understanding of the challenges involved in moving from a concept to a clinical stage therapeutic candidate.
Experience in novel therapeutics.
Significant experience in the filing of INDs
Education and ExperiencePhD with accomplished leadership and industry experience, including relevant research and/or translational sciences accomplishments.