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Principal Scientist Translational Medicine

Reference Number: 3345
Location: MD

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for an Principal Scientist, Translational Medicine.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides exceptional scientific and strategic leadership to understand molecular heterogeneity of human respiratory diseases and apply this knowledge to aid development of the company’s portfolio for asthma and COPD.
  • Leads a team of lab-enabled scientists / Sr. scientists and bioinformatics analysts to mine genomic and proteomic data from internal and external collaborations and clinical trials to develop high profile manuscripts. 
  • Leads one or more Translational Science sub-teams that will apply knowledge derived from such analysis to develop testable personalized healthcare strategies. 
  • In this role, you will also have the opportunity to lead diagnostic teams to turn predictive biomarkers into companion diagnostics.
  • Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders in clinical development, research, and external academic collaborators.
  • Provides a strong scientific and strategic leadership and works with a fast-paced clinical and product development organization to translate fundamental insights into the molecular heterogeneity of human disease into targeted therapeutic and biomarker hypotheses that can be tested in clinical trials.
  • Drives the publication of biomarker data in top-tier scientific, technical or medical journals.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Must have an advanced degree of MD, MD/PhD or PhD in a relevant scientific field (e.g. molecular biology, cell signaling, bioinformatics) or equivalent experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of post-MD/PhD experience in an academic and/or industry setting.
  • Requires an outstanding record of innovative contributions to translational sciences in respiratory as evidenced by a strong publication record including first / senior-authored publications in top-tier journals, inventorship on patents/filings and presentations at important conferences.
  • Must have at least 8-10 years of experience managing a group of research associates, scientists or leading a matrix team.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills are a must.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in analyzing large datasets including genomic and proteomic together with a sound understanding of critical development functions, e.g. Clinical Sciences, Biomarker Development, and Translational Medicine.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3345.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.