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Associate Director/Director, Bacteriology/Parasitology, Valera 8/19/2016

Moderna Therapeutics Cambridge, MA

Company
Moderna Therapeutics
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
R201
AJE Ref #
575927668
Location
Cambridge, MA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Doctoral Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Associate Director/Director, Bacteriology/Parasitology, Valera

POSITION SUMMARY

Valera is seeking an Associate Director/Director and Project Leader, with a track record of discovery of antibacterial/anti-parasitic vaccines and/or therapeutics, to lead their antibacterial discovery efforts through to early clinical research. Applicants should have a PhD or an MD/PhD with at least 5-10 years of drug discovery experience. The ideal candidate will have been a key contributor to the discovery of several antibacterial vaccines/therapeutics that have reached the early clinical testing phase. (S)He will be adept at working in a fluid environment, and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an innovative environment on a transformative infectious diseases platform.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to Valera s CSO, the Associate Director will be involved in:

* Identifying appropriate antibacterial approaches and ensuring their successful execution

* Personally leading cross-functional teams to progress projects from pre-clinical to the early clinical phase

* Identifying and nurture relationships with CROs and leading academic centers with the capabilities and patient samples to characterize the immune response and efficacy of novel vaccines and therapeutics

* Supervise and eventually grow a small team of scientists/RAs to establish and develop capabilities to characterize the immune and therapeutic responses for anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic approaches

* As a member of the Research Leadership team, helping shape the overall portfolio of approaches and problem-solve their technical execution

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* PhD or MD/PhD in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology or Biochemistry

* 5 years of experience in antibacterial or anti-parasitic vaccines/therapeutics

* Track record of leading at least one project through to IND or other equivalent early clinical milestone

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* PhD or MD/PhD in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology or Biochemistry

* 10 years of experience in antibacterial or anti-parasitic vaccines/therapeutics

* Track record of leading several projects through to IND or other equivalent early clinical milestone

* Several years of supervisory experience

COMPETENCIES

* Highly effective oral and written communication skills

* Readily adaptable to change and new challenges Attention to detail

* Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

* Proactive

* Team oriented