Head of Gene Therapy Research in New York, NY

$250K - $500K(Ladders Estimates)

Ophthotech   •  

New York, NY 10001

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


15+ years

Posted 54 days ago


  • Lead the company's research operations directed toward pipeline expansion.
  • Be an active member of the Senior Management team with responsibility for assisting the CMO in developing and implementing the Company's research strategy.
  • Drive and direct scientific research through successful pre-IND and IND enabling studies.
  • Ensure continued scientific support for product candidates as they move through pre-clinical and clinical studies.
  • Responsible for multiple projects, developing and orchestrating timelines and meeting milestones to achieve company's goals and milestones.
  • Assist the Business Development team in the assessment and evaluation of external technologies and product candidate opportunities.
  • Develop and manage a budget for external research activities.
  • Manage a network of external experts and foster excellence in work and partnership.
  • A demonstrated successful track record of driving multiple research candidates from discovery to development candidate nomination.
  • Demonstrated successful track record in building, leading and managing scientific teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to align scientific focus and research operations with evolving corporate objectives and strategic priorities.
  • Hands on management and involvement in all aspects of a research & development organization's day-to-day operations along with success and proven experience developing, executing and maintaining a budget.


Personal Characteristics

  • Integrity and Accountability: High ethical standards, integrity and strength of character in his/her personal and professional dealings and a willingness to act upon and be accountable for his/her decisions.
  • Informed Judgement: Demonstrates intelligence, wisdom and thoughtfulness in decision-making. Demonstrates a willingness to thoroughly discuss issues, ask questions, express reservations and voice dissent.
  • Mature Confidence: Assertive, responsible and supportive in dealing with others. Respect for others, openness to others' opinions and the willingness to listen.
  • High Standards: History of achievements that reflect high standards for himself/herself and others.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.
  • 15 or more years of experience in research.
  • Gene therapy product design, evaluation, and pre-clinical development.
  • Deep working knowledge of biology relevant to gene therapy.
  • Animal models of genetic disease.
  • Rare Disease.
  • Recognized deep biological expertise and innovative record of research in a relevant therapeutic area.
  • Established national and international scientific reputation.
  • Demonstrated track record of high impact publications.
  • Record of team leadership including change management experience.
  • Clearly communicate and articulate the vision and strategy to stakeholders and regularly report on portfolio progress.
  • Proven entrepreneurial mindset.

Valid Through: 2019-10-18