Scientific Director

Epic Bio
San Francisco Bay Area
Jul 19, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently seeking a Scientific Director to join our company located in San Francisco Bay Area. 

The scientific director (SD) will lead and manage a team of scientists and technician in the field of gene therapy and regenerative medicine disease state areas. The SD will oversee the development and implementation of highly innovative and impactful research projects to support our mission of innovation for future therapeutics. The SD will help ensure daily management and scientific needs are being met. Specifically, the SD will reinforce that the ongoing research work has strategic focus, can be implemented efficiently with scientific rigor/accuracy, and maintain strong clinical relevance. The SD must have a commanding knowledge in any one or more of the following therapeutic areas; stem cell therapy, osteoarthritis, immunology, oncology, neurology; novel genetic/molecular tools available to potentiate a better treatment; and a deep understanding of novel gene-based or cell-based therapy for innovating the traditional therapeutic domain.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the scientific lead on a core research team, providing strategic direction and leadership 
    Problem-solving when conflicts or issues arise to ensure that all research milestones are timely met and the research progress is efficient
  • Providing input into the scientific aspects of budget and timeline development
  • Participating in scientific development initiatives, including identifying and providing recommendations to potential new projects
  • Grant writing, patent application, and scientific paper writing 
  • Overseeing content development, including primary writing 
    Building and maintaining synergistic relationships among the group
    Partnering effectively with other research teams within the group
  • Report directly to the laboratory head (PI)
    Training and developing junior scientific staff members
  • Actively participating in and leading scientific services designed to foster creativity and innovation in the team

Required Skills:

  • An advanced degree such as MD or PhD
  • A minimum 10 years of first-hand experience in a research related endeavor (i.e., regenerative medicine and osteoarthritis is given strong preference), with strong knowledge of the academic/clinical research project; minimum of 5 years previous management/supervisory and/or operations experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to evaluate competing priorities
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities and resources at appropriate decision
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic 
  • The ability to mentor and guide others 
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and project management skills 
  • Ability to interpret data and to provide novel ideas and deep insights with strategic/scientific direction 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly detail-oriented environment 
  • In depth knowledge of laboratory research environment, and early clinically piloting projects 

What we offer:

  • Competitive Employee Stock Option
  • A competitive compensation package 
  • Comprehensive health plans including medical, dental and vision 
  • Competitive 401(k) investment options 
  • Paid annual vacation, holiday and sick time off 
  • A rewarding workplace and a fun team environment 

EpiCrispr is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.