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Director / VP - Biology

Think Bioscience

Think Bioscience

Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022

Think Bioscience

Director/VP - Biology

Boulder, ColoradoFull-time
About the Job
Director / VP: Biology

Company Description:
Think Bioscience is reimagining synthetic biology by using living systems to guide the design and assembly of better medicines. Our unique platform combines applied microbiology, enzymology, and data science to develop small-molecule therapeutics against elusive targets.

We are passionate about improving the lives of patients with innovative science. Our success relies on an exceptional team. If you share our passion, let’s work together.

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced director/VP of biology and pharmacology to lead the in vitro and in vivo characterization of novel small molecules to support a growing pipeline. The successful candidate will be a confident leader with prior success in translational drug development in oncology and/or immunology. As the leader of Biology, you will join a dynamic team of scientists and assume a leadership role in advancing small molecule drug discovery programs in the clinic.

  • Define and execute the company’s discovery biology and pharmacology strategy.
  • Direct the in vitro characterization efforts of pipeline program compounds.
  • Direct preclinical in vivo efforts to characterize the activity and PK/PD properties of pipeline program compounds from discovery to IND-enabling studies.
  • Build and lead a high-performing group of talented scientists.
  • Work closely with the company’s SAB and other key stakeholders to advance our pipeline programs.
  • Author or contribute to study reports, regulatory submissions, and abstracts/manuscripts for publication.

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or related discipline with at least 8 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Successful track record leading drug discovery programs by leveraging industry-standard models and tools.
  • Scientific leadership experience coordinating research teams (external academic, CRO, internal) working concurrently on multiple projects.
  • Experience in oncology and/or immunology.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work in a dynamic startup environment.

What We Offer:
  • A collaborative environment for innovative science and a mission-driven company.
  • Opportunity for technical expansion and professional growth.
  • Ability to influence key decisions in a fast-growing startup.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including a salary range of $140,000 - $220,000 per year (title and salary commensurate with experience) and stock options for a fast-growing startup company.

Think Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.