Program Team Leader - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Program Team Leader

Calico Labs

South San Francisco, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Development, Drug Discovery, Validation,

Job Description

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus, for which funding is already in place.

Calico is seeking an exceptional Program Team Leader (PTL) to manage research stage programs. The successful candidate will lead a team responsible for developing compounds as they transition from target identification to IND filing and exploratory clinical development. The PTL will be expected to partner with key stakeholders to define the vision and drug discovery and development strategy for the program and to provide experienced leadership and direction to the cross-functional team. Additionally, the PTL will be responsible for interacting with Calico’s partners, including AbbVie, to coordinate all scientific activities and manage the project’s expenses. The PTL will be expected to drive both strategic and operational decisions, through a deep understanding of the target biology, candidate optimization, use of translational disease models to evaluate therapeutic indication selection and clinical development.


Applicants must have an Ph.D. in a Biological Science and/or an M.D. plus Post-Doc and a successful track record of leading program teams from target validation through early clinical development. She or he should have at least 5 years of industry experience in drug development, including experience in early phase non-clinical and early clinical drug development. The ideal candidate should have exceptional decision-making and analytical skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a proven ability to promote collaborations.

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For consideration, please attach your most current CV.