We are seeking to hire a Principal Scientist with a proven track record of drug discovery in the ophthalmology space. This position in the UNITY Biology group (In vivo Pharmacology) will afford the successful individual a unique opportunity to discover and develop innovative drugs to treat ocular diseases. The candidate will lead pharmacology efforts for our lead programs targeting BCL2 family members and be a key contributor in setting up the strategy for novel target identification and validation based on an emerging and exciting biology.
The successful candidate will be a strong individual contributor and team leader with experience managing and developing research associates and junior scientists. She/he should be motivated by exciting science, be highly innovative with appetite for risk taking, possess first-hand experience advancing programs in a Discovery organization, have team leadership experience, and have relevant industry experience ranging from early discovery, target identification, lead optimization, translational pharmacology, to IND submission.
Responsibilities will include overseeing the in vivo strategy including the selection/development/validation of in vivo ocular models that focus on understanding the pharmacodynamic activity and translation to disease-relevant efficacy. The duties of the job include experimental design and execution, analysis and interpretation of data, management of internal reports/resources, coordination of CRO deliverables, and regular presentation (verbal/written) of results and interpretation at group, project team, and Discovery team meetings.