Director, Biology

Location
Menlo Park, CA, United States
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Ref
37288
Discipline
Science/R&D, Biology
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
DIRECTOR, BIOLOGY (MENLO PARK, CA)

We are an integrated genetic medicines company developing targeted, disease-modifying medicines for patients with life-limiting respiratory diseases. Our treatments address the underlying genetic cause in underserved populations and have the potential to tremendously impact the quality and length of patients’ lives.

At ReCode, we bring a unique blend of rigor, creativity, and curiosity to our high-hurdle mission: harnessing our multi-platform approach to develop disease-modifying medicines. Our team is uniquely positioned to tackle this challenge, given our extensive experience in RNA delivery technologies, protein structure, tRNA biology, mRNA manufacturing, gene editing, and drug development.



THE ROLE

We are seeking an accomplished, energetic, and detail-oriented leader to join our R&D team as a Director. The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and team-oriented individual that possesses the ability to work across a highly matrixed environment to provide technical and scientific expertise to advance drug development programs from lead optimization to IND-enabling activities. The Director of Biology will lead and mentor a group of scientists and technicians responsible for developing bioanalytical methods and executing our internal in vitro and in vivo experiments, as well as help manage key relationships and develop detailed experimental plans with an array of external CROs. The candidate will be part of the preclinical leadership team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company developing a pipeline of therapies for severe life-limiting diseases.



HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Leading, managing, and mentoring the internal in vivo, tissue culture, bioanalytical and mRNA production teams.
  • Developing detailed experimental plans for preclinical CROs as well as for internal investigation
  • Assisting with the evaluation, optimization, and management of preclinical CROs
  • Lead, facilitate and document project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, ensuring alignment with internal functional groups and leadership.
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project schedules to enable accurate project analyses, identification of critical path activities and areas of resource constraint. Oversee project management activities, scenario planning, identify and manage project objectives, work plans, timelines, budgets, providing formal and informal status updates to stakeholders as needed.
  • Interface with Innovation and Development team’s Senior Management on project requirements, status review, and key development decisions.
  • Contribution to preclinical strategy, vision, and operation


HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE TABLE
  • PhD with at least 10 years of drug discovery experience and a minimum of 3+ years in a group leadership and management role.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a small biotech/pharma environment strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of the drug development process and inter-dependencies of key functions such as research, pharmaceutical development, non-clinical, clinical PK, metabolism, clinical research, and manufacturing; Enthusiastic mentor and leader with experience managing research scientists
  • Extensive experience drafting detailed experimental plans and managing preclinical CROs
  • Excellent communicator with exceptional verbal, presentation, and written communication skills; Proactive, innovative, with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with experience developing and executing on project plans and timelines, as well as budget management
  • Excellent working ability across a highly matrixed environment
  • Experience with biomolecule, gene therapy, or mRNA therapeutics is a plus


ReCode Therapeutics (www.recodetx.com) offers a competitive compensation/benefits with a friendly, collaborative culture that values employee engagement and ongoing career development. ReCode Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.