We are seeking to hire a Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist/Associate Director with a track record in drug discovery, including the characterization of disease-relevant pathways and pharmacological activity of novel molecules in preclinical disease models. This position within the in vivo pharmacology group will afford the successful individual an opportunity to discover and develop innovative drugs to modulate an emerging and exciting biological concept in diseases of aging and to translate our science into a pipeline of differentiated medicines. The ideal candidate should be highly innovative and creative with relevant industry experience ranging from early discovery, target identification, lead optimization, translational pharmacology, to IND submission. Experience/expertise in the ophthalmology research field is a plus.
The successful candidate will be a strong individual contributor and team leader with experience managing and developing research associates and scientists. Responsibilities will include overseeing the in vivo strategy including the selection/development/validation of in vivo 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, regular presentations (verbal/written) of results and interpretation at group, project team, and Discovery team meetings. Depending on management experience the candidate could be responsible for overseeing activity and mentoring junior staff in the in vivo pharmacology department. Title/compensation will be based on experience.