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Director, Platform Biology "Stealth biotech"

Company: Absolute Staffing, LLC - Connecticut
Location: New Haven
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a candidate who is excited by new disruptive technologies and a flexible, fast moving, scientific environment to build and manage a platform biology group to provide integrated molecular insights into drug targets, protein-ligand interactions, and protein-protein interactions in support of our novel therapeutic modality.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Biology, this group leader will be working closely with all scientific teams, especially those teams advancing leads in multiple therapeutic areas.
The successful candidate will bring their expertise in biophysics, biochemistry, protein biochemistry and structural biology to bear in developing an expanded understanding of the platform, and enabling the discovery and progression of novel, disruptive agents to IND. History of experience in many assay technologies including medium- and high-throughput methods is necessary.

The successful candidate will represent the organization externally in conferences, board of directors and scientific advisory board meetings, and be involved in collaborative activities with partner organizations.
Requirements + Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Significant experience in biophysical techniques such as ITC (isothermal titration calorimetry), SPR (surface plasmon resonance), DSF (differential scanning fluorimetry) and higher throughput binding assays for two component (e.g. protein and small molecule) and three component (e.g. two proteins and small molecule) interactions.
  • 10+ years of experience in a Pharma/Biopharma company, including at least three years of management experience, with a track record of delivering on scientific milestones and supporting the progression of therapeutic programs to IND track.
  • Strong written and communication skills, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse team of co-workers in a dynamic fast-paced environment
  • A demonstrated ability to think logically and critically.
  • Understands related disciplines (preclinical pharmacology, drug safety and pharmaceutical sciences, etc.).
  • We require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Keywords: Absolute Staffing, LLC - Connecticut, New Haven , Director, Platform Biology "Stealth biotech", Executive , New Haven, Connecticut

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