Director Toxicology Scientist, Research Informatics


Unity Biotechnology, Inc (UNITY) is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative pharmaceutical therapies that dramatically increase human health-span.  We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and are seeking to hire an experienced and highly motivated senior manager / associate director of program management to work with our discovery and early development project teams. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills in multidisciplinary teams settings with experience in discovery research including IND enabling and early clinical trial start-up activities.

Responsibilities :

  • Work in close collaboration with project leaders to develop and execute program strategies to lead project teams from discovery through early clinical development
  • Design and implement project plans to allow data driven decision making
  • Develop timelines (Gantt charts) for the tracking of project deliverables and task interdependencies
  • Identify program risks and resource limitations allowing for the development of mitigation and contingency planning
  • Drive project meetings with a focus on agendas, meeting minutes and actionable next steps
  • Champion and facilitate cross functional communication to align priorities for optimal program execution
  • Construct and track program budgets to align with organizational financial planning
  • Responsible for R&D project management processes including annual program goal setting & quarterly reviews, prioritization of key project objectives, go/no-go decisions, data reviews based on key milestones


Background and skills :

  • The ideal candidate will have a background in science with prior experience in discovery or early clinical development organizations
  • Bachelors degree required, PhD in chemistry or biology preferred
  • 7+ years industry experience, including minimum of 1-2 years with direct project management experience in biotechnology or pharma industries
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead teams in drug discovery / development projects
  • Familiarity with the overall drug discovery and development process up to initial clinical trial initiation and execution (Phase 1)
  • Evidence of advanced problem-solving, innovative thinking, strategic planning to deliver creative solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail

Please send resume and cover letter