Principal Investigator, Research (Biology)

SUMMARY

Primary role will be to work closely with the group to identify new drug target opportunities and expand our drug pipeline, through in-house research studies, the establishment of external collaborations, and the application of new technologies. The successful applicant will have a rich knowledge of neuroscience, endocrinology, and cell and molecular biology, and can apply their experience to drug target identification and validation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writes and reviews manuscripts for publications.
  • May develop budget for capital expenditures and labor.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives on time.
  • Contributes to development of policies and department strategies.
  • Effectively initiates, leads, and maximizes potential from a variety of agencies and vendors and holds them accountable.
  • Identifies areas for improvement, makes multiple thoughtful suggestions, obtains resolutions, and implements successful solutions.
  • Actively seeks to build and enhance internal and external networks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a PhD. or MD, and have 5+ years of academic or industry experience in developing and running collaborative research efforts.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, as they will be expected to present a strong scientific rationale to potential collaborators.
  • Knowledge of the key aspects of biotech/pharma industry is also preferable.
  • Effective report writing skills are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to build excellent working relationships & maintain confidentiality regarding intellectual property and proprietary endeavors of the company.
  • Ability to creatively solve complex problems in a team environment.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstration of cross-functional understanding related to drug development.
  • Effectively see projects to completion.
  • Understands how to effectively negotiate, persuade, and influence.

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