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Executive Director of Preclinical R & D - HSV SME (Herpes Simplex Virus)

Kelly Services
Alachua, FL 32616
Kelly Scientific is currently seeking a _DIRECT HIRE_ **Executive Director of Preclinical Research & Development** for a role outside of **Gainesville, FL** .



The Executive Director is primarily responsible for leading the Companys Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) vector development, and utilizing this proprietary recombinant AAV technology to validate potential novel targets for inclusion in the development pipeline.



This includes all vector construct design, cloning and experimental vector production. He/She will work closely with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and senior executive team to develop strategic objectives, to manage the resources and to develop detailed timelines to ensure the translation of these goals into achievable tasks.



**Ideal Candidates Will Have:**




+ A minimum of ten years of experience in managing the development of new biological therapeutics such as gene therapeutic products, vaccines or pharmaceutical products

+ Excellent managerial and leadership skills. Experience with multi-facility direct reports is a plus

+ Must be highly organized and extremely analytical with strong problem-solving skills. The candidate must be committed to working in a collaborative, team-based culture and be comfortable with giving and receiving feedback.

+ Excellent communication and presentation skills.

+ Proven ability to work effectively with both academic and biotechnology sector collaborators

+ Experience in working within FDA requirements, including GMPs in a commercial product development context. Familiarity with clinical trials

+ Experience Required to communicate clearly and effectively in Englishwritten and oral



**Essential Duties and Responsibilities**




+ Experimental AAV vector construct design, cloning and production, using the most advanced methodologies

+ Construction, passaging, and clone selection of rHSV helper viruses for manufacturing preclinical safety/efficacy study material and clinical study material

+ Active identification and validation of potential new target opportunities to support the pipeline

+ Supporting all aspects of vector testing in preclinical animal studies, in conjunction with the Senior Director, In Vivo Pharmacology & Toxicology

+ Encouraging a creative scientific culture, but one focused on efficient project execution

+ Together with CSO, proposing, and managing sponsored research programs conducted outside the company

+ Oversight of appropriate handover of cell line and vector clones from Research to PD/Quality Control, using agreed SOPs and criteria standards

+ Assisting in the preparation of IND sections for Preclinical Pharmacology/ Toxicology and CMC, and reviewing other relevant sections

+ Preparation of presentation materials, reporting of scientific results at appropriate meetings and oversight of manuscript submission for publication

+ Proposing and managing resources/budgets to an agreed yearly plan

+ Preparing job descriptions and hiring high quality employees in accordance with agreed headcount plans

+ Identifying new intellectual property opportunities, and working with the CSO and Patent Attorney to secure the appropriate filings in a timely manner

+ Adhering to the best practices of research, data management and archiving

+ Observance, compliance, and updating of Safety and Quality manual



**Supervisory Responsibilities**




+ Leadership and supervision of laboratory scientists and technicians,

+ Assisting in data analysis and experimental planning, ensuring valid interpretation of results

+ Ensuring that each direct report has goals in alignment with Corporate Goals and is managing their resources appropriately

+ Formal performance reviews as outlined in Employee Manual



**Educational Qualifications**




+ PhD in one of the following disciplines: Virology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry and have management/supervisory experience.



**Apply today for immediate consideration!**






**Why Kelly** **** **?**



With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.


You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.




**About Kelly** ****



At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm
Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2019-12-09

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Executive Director of Preclinical R & D - HSV SME (Herpes Simplex Virus)

Kelly Services
Alachua, FL 32616

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