$200K — $250K *
Verge Genomics is seeking a creative Head of Exploratory Biology to help us experimentally validate the best therapeutic gene targets discovered with Verge’s novel computational biology platform, while leading the target validation team. You will serve as a key link between our computational biology and drug discovery teams, by triaging gene targets predicted by our genomics platform. This position will significantly impact our early discovery strategy and broaden the Verge research pipeline.
Using your deep understanding of disease biology, you will prioritize novel targets in multiple neurodegenerative diseases, based on their systems biology, scientific rationale, risk, experimental data, and path forward for drug discovery and development. You will then lead proof-of-concept studies to validate gene targets in our model systems (including iPSC-derived neurons or in vivo models), unearth their mechanism of action (MOA), and advance them for further development. If you have previous experience successfully developing a novel gene target from discovery to proof-of-concept (POC), and if you have a passion for genomics-driven drug discovery, then we would love to hear from you!
Help us revolutionize the way drugs are discovered & developed:
Currently, it takes on average 12 years and $2.6 billion to get a single drug to market, with the drug discovery and development process costing $1.4 billion. Verge Genomics has raised $51 million in venture capital to change this broken model by fueling the drug discovery pipeline with machine learning.
Verge Genomics is a next-generation biopharmaceutical start-up using human genomics to accelerate development of life-saving treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Our platform uses patient tissue profiling, human genetics, and machine learning to identify new therapeutic gene targets, predict effective drugs, and stratify patient subpopulations for increased clinical success. Verge's approach offers a breakthrough opportunity to identify drugs that dramatically improve patient outcomes and fundamentally lower the cost curve of pharmaceutical development.
We are looking for extraordinary individuals to join our motivated team in taking on our generation’s biggest healthcare challenges: Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, and Parkinson’s Disease. Our employees are our most important asset; we are a team of founders, excited to learn, roll up our sleeves, and make a real impact.
While the team is currently working from home (WFH), our hope is that you will be open to joining us in person in our South San Francisco office/lab space in the future.
The startup nature of Verge Genomics provides multiple growth opportunities into other areas of the company. As one of the early employees at Verge, your work will have a direct impact on the foundation of a groundbreaking new drug development model. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, we offer perks like unlimited vacation/sick days and on-site gym access.
Verge actively seeks a diverse applicant pool in order to build the strongest possible workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Valid through: 9/22/2020
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