Head of Protein and Molecular Sciences

Job Description

My biotech client is expanding and looking to hire a Head of Protein and Molecular Sciences. This person will oversee protein, gene and computational approaches and take on the following tasks:

* Work with the CSO to plan, initiate and lead strategy for research activities

* Hire, direct and mentor a team

* Lead laboratory research activities to deliver program and project-level goals

* Understand and mitigate potential antibody liabilities related to the manufacturability and development of candidate antibody therapeutics

* Develop novel protein or peptide-based drug formats

* Work with legal group to disclose new inventions, generate strong and robust data and support IP filing

* Open, highly collaborative and scientifically curious

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

* PhD and broad expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry

* Experience in strategic planning, project leadership, laboratory and budget management

* Demonstrated contributions to R&D efforts that have led to the development of clinical candidates

* Driven and a self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced early-stage biotech environment

* Experience managing and developing laboratory scientists and direct reports

Title and salary to be commensurate with experience.

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