Delivering on HopeTM

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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