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VP, Head of Biology

Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
HEAD OF BIOLOGY (CNS or Inflammation)


Our client is a biotechnology company dedicated to the research and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases due to vascular dysfunction. The current therapeutic target is based on novel findings that implicate fibrin as a key driver of neuroinflammation. This is an exciting chance to apply your skills as a highly qualified and experienced drug developer to be part of a dynamic team. This is a rare opportunity to play an essential role in the preclinical research on a therapeutic program in a new biology. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the companys biology efforts based on project team leadership experience and a proven track record of guiding discovery projects towards clinical development candidate compounds in neurodegeneration and/or inflammatory disease, including preclinical translational research. Located in a brand-new facility is designed specifically for small, start-up biotech companies and offers a dynamic work environment. The position reports to the CSO.


Roles and Responsibilities


+ Conceptualize, design, and lead the implementation of a testing cascade of quantitative mechanistic and phenotypic cell-based assays for small molecule inhibitor evaluation

+ Conceptualize, design, and lead the execution of strategies to demonstrate utility of inhibitors in selected indications and patient populations in oncology and inflammatory disease in in vitro and in vivo models

+ Initiate and manage collaborations and relationships with leading academic investigators

+ Manage and mentor a high functioning team of in vitro and in vivo biologists and pharmacologists

+ Assemble comprehensive data packages based on experiments performed

+ Clearly and concisely present project progress at team and leadership meetings


Qualifications and Experience


+ Ph.D. with 10+ years of experience and proven success in drug discovery projects using a rigorous and creative approach to scientific problem solving, as evidenced by publications and a record of accomplishments

+ Strong technical expertise in cell biology, including practical experience with a wide range of in vitro and in vivo tumor models; experience with immune disease models highly desirable

+ Extensive experience in the design and generation of comprehensive Biology data packages to support development in specific patient populations is required

+ Proven track record of successfully managing and mentoring a team of high performing scientists

+ Pharma/biotech experience is strongly preferred

+ Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to tightly organize and manage internal and collaborative projects in a project team environment

+ Proven record of successful training and mentoring of team members


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


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-01-29 Expires: 2021-03-04

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