Senior Director or VP Early Discovery

  • Needham, MA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: BN38-2690865

$1 to $2 Per Year

Senior Director/VP Early Discovery and Preclinical Research.  You will guide the planning and decision making across multiple functions to develop early-stage therapies for cancer patients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Expanding our oncology early development pipeline through collaborations with external partnerships
  • Identifying, vetting, and managing external partnerships including vendors, academic and industry collaborators
  • Assessing external early phase opportunities to advance Companys portfolio
  • Overseeing the creation and scientific development of the Company’s products by moving the products through early investigation and pre-clinical research into development
  • Developing strategic plans and managing academic, industrial and CRO collaborations
  • Driving programs through Pre-Clinical Proof of Concept and IND
  • Establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships both internally and externally
  • Ensuring the early development portfolio is aligned with the disease area strategies and prioritizing appropriate activities
  • Establishing and maintaining a culture of rigorous data driven decision making

Requirements include:

  • MD/PhD in Biology, Immunology, or related field
  • Fifteen years industry experience in discovery/preclinical-stage drug development
  • Experience in immuno-oncology
  • Experience with viruses is a plus
  • Strong track record of developing and advancing drug candidates to the clinic
  • Knowledge of clinical trials, regulatory and compliance
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills


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