Y ou will guide the discovery of novel therapeutics within the Rare Diseases Drug Discovery Unit (RD DDU), focusing on rare hematological disorders (non-oncology). This scientist will lead matrixed teams, advise multiple programs as a scientific expert, and independently design preclinical research projects as a means to build our vision to transform the lives of individuals burdened with disease.
- Play a scientific role on project team(s), setting carefulness of thought
- Provide scientific contributions which have impact on portfolio progress or development of technical capabilities, based on benchmarking to industry excellence
- Be an internal essential opinion leader for your area of technical expertise
- Support or identifies BD opportunities to enhance project progression, or functional capability expansion, with clear application to specific portfolio needs
- Develop scientific expertise through external interactions, linked to specific deliverables
- Contribute to development of scientific strategy, through tangible deliverables; challenge dogmas and internal 'blind spots'; pressure-tests ideas through external network
- Establish a external reputation, through scientific publication and presentation
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS - You will have passion for early drug discovery, along with the following attributes:
- PhD / MS / BA degree with 10+ / 14+ / 16+ years of experience in a biopharmaceutical R&D, health-related consulting company, or academic role focusing on preclinical research.
- A background in rare hematological disorders, with broad experience in small molecule, biologics, and gene therapies.
- An understanding of biological mechanisms that improve thrombosis and hemostasis, and preclinical models for studying these pathways
- Experience delivering novel therapeutics from idea to early clinical development.
- Demonstrate the capability to inspire and motivate others and build authentic relationships
- Demonstrate desire to participate in teams in a matrix organizational structure.
- An in-depth understanding of clinical needs as it relates to guiding early programs towards successful translation to therapeutics to provide meaningful benefit to patients
- Manage across multiple projects.
- Contribute specific experimental designs and test conditions based on knowledge gained through prior experience and review of relevant technical literature.
- Manage research vendors including negotiating sponsored research agreements/contracts, analyzing scope of work, facilitating the resolution of actions and issues.