Research Project Leader

Company Name:
Koch Davis
The client company seeks an individual with a strong background in small molecule drug development. The successful candidate will lead cross-functional project teams from the discovery/screening stage through clinical candidate. Projects are formed as collaborations between academic investigators and scientists representing several functional areas. Projects can be focused in any of several therapeutic areas. Skilled leadership and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are musts. Core responsibilities include but not limited to review academic proposals. Co-author drug development plans and statements of work for chosen projects. Lead small molecule drug development project teams. Will set strategy and drive decisions for cross-functional, matrixed teams consisting of academic collaborators, chemists, cell biologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, pharmacokineticists, and others as needed. Work closely with a project manager to plan and oversee the execution of project activities for multiple project teams. Interact and coordinate with several departments and therapeutic research units in accomplishment of team goals and timelines. Analyze, interpret, and present scientific and logistical data at internal and external meetings. Prepare publications.
Job Requirements
12 years of industry experience. Strong project leadership skills. Experience leading preclinical small molecule drug development teams. Previous successful delivery of molecules when leading teams. Capable of leading multiple projects in parallel. In depth knowledge of chemistry and biology related to small molecule drug discovery. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. High level of self-motivation and ability to thrive in a goal- and team-oriented setting
PhD in chemistry, life sciences, or a related field
The client company is a multinational pharmaceutical corporation which develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines.

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