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Director, Discovery Biology

Reference Number: 3937
Location: MA

Our client is an early stage biotechnology company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director, Discovery Biology.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Supports the Vice President of Biology.
  • Evaluates core technology.
  • Identifies appropriate disease models for company effectors.
  • Helps drive therapeutic programs forward through research and development.
  • Manages and leads a team of 3-4 scientists.
  • Offers direction and leads the execution of multiple projects.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications: 

  • PhD or equivalent in biological sciences required.
  • Must have significant drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent leadership capabilities required.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of practice guiding and motivating successful teams, as well as building and managing productive research collaborations.
  • Requires strong communication and partnering skills.
  • Experience in chromatin biology/epigenetics required.
  • Must have experience in R&D for biologics/nucleic acids/macromolecules.


If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3937.  No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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