Director, In Vivo Pharmacology

San Diego, CA
Mar 16, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time


HD Biosciences seeks an experienced individual to direct the activities of a new anti-pathogen therapies group. The incumbent will lead a team of 5 to 10 professionals, with the mission of evaluating and developing antiviral and antibacterial novel therapeutic drugs.  This key position will report directly to the VP of Immuno-oncology.


• Lead a team of scientists within the Immuno-oncology Department

• Develop animal models for the evaluation of anti-pathogen therapies

• Responsible for the evaluation of various drug treatments in rodents PK/PD, anti-infectious efficacy studies

• Schedule studies, review protocols, data and reports

• Establishes scientific standards and new initiatives

• Write and review SOPs

• Provides scientific leadership by proactively advising, sharing knowledge and expert opinions across functions and with senior management

• Anticipates scientific barriers, and proactively develops strategies to ensure successful drug evaluation

• Applies his/her experience and expertise of preclinical development of new cancer drugs to guide study design

• Participates in drafting quotations

• Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure timely execution and communication of research results with high quality standards

• Interfaces with pharma partners, academic collaborators, and partner CROs

• Provides operational support for Immuno-oncology Department  

• Can work in a team environment and independently as required

• Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals

• Responsible for the daily management of supervisory and non-supervisory staff to include: hiring, training, mentoring, managing performance, ensuring department and company policy compliance, and time management

•  Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

• Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends

• May be required to assist in other departments

• Other duties as assigned

Experience / Education  

• PhD with training in virology/bacteriology/Immunology or highly related field and at least 10 years of related academic or industry work experience.

• 5 years of experience in managing scientists and technicians and leading team research activities

• AALAC certification and/or prior experience with IACUC standards is highly desirable

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

• Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Listens and understands other points of view; ability to effectively articulate vision and persuade key stakeholders across the organization

• Ability to be able to read, write and understand English

• Proficient in Microsoft Office

• Ability to travel for business as required