The Alliance Director is a new scientific project management role on the growing R&D team of CARB-X. The Alliance Director will provide scientific leadership and direct the project management activities for a diverse portfolio of R&D projects across the entire life-cycle of CARB-X projects: managing the process of review and governance decision-making on applications for funding; negotiating contracts with appropriately risk-mitigated project plans and budgets; monitoring and supporting projects as they advance through milestones; and managing their graduation from the scope of CARB-X. The incumbent will be one of four peer leaders in this role, each of whom focuses on a technology area e.g. therapeutics, diagnostics or preventatives. The candidate hired would be expected to possess expertise aligned with the preventative technologies such as vaccines, antibodies and microbiome. The Alliance Director will report to the CARB-X Chief of R&D and will supervise a small portfolio management team.
PhD in a field relevant to drug discovery or development is preferred. At least five years directly related experience in leading clinically relevant projects for drug development or diagnostic development may substitute for advanced degree. At least 8 years of experience managing drug projects in a biotech or pharma environment is required. Experience in infectious diseases research is required. Experience with discovery and development from early discovery through initial clinical trials is required. At least five years in a leadership role related to a scientific discipline, drug discovery, or drug development. Experience managing across sites and/or with external partners will be valuable. Business development experience in a biotech setting is desirable. Familiarity with compliance aspects of drug discovery and development projects (e.g. animal care and use compliance and/or human subject research) is desirable. Strong communication skills in written documents, graphical presentation of information, and oral communication are required. Experience in leading / managing a team of direct reports supporting goals and objectives in support of both organizational as well as individual team members career/growth objectives highly desirable
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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