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Senior Director Infectious Diseases

Reference Number: 3186
Location: MA

Our client is a rapidly growing therapeutics company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Senior Director Infectious Diseases.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Brings together a concentrated infectious disease research team focused on product idea through early clinical research.
  • Completes a full assessment of the infectious disease therapeutic strategy.
  • Ensures optimal operational performance and synergies across various research objectives.
  • Participates in R&D leadership activities to enhance company culture and rapid growth.  Foster an innovative environment with the purpose of advancing the company’s research interests and furthering the field of microbiome research.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in bioinformatics, microbiome sciences, molecular technologies, microbiology, other therapy areas, and clinical groups.
  • Identifies and nurtures relationships with leading academic centers with the capabilities and patient samples to characterize the microbiome and better understand its potential for infectious disease patients.
  • Expands the external scientific visibility and reputation of the company’s platform by driving publications, presenting at key scientific meetings, and representing the company with KOLs.
  • Drives programs through IND and Clinical PoC.
  • Ensures highest caliber of internal staff through hiring, mentorship and appropriate oversight, and an effective network of outside partners, collaborators, and service organizations.
  • Leads the effort in generating and obtaining consensus on the criteria for the nomination of a drug candidate to preclinical and clinical development.
  • Identifies project risks and contingency planning.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications: 

  • PhD or MD/PhD is required with at least 10 years of experience in drug discovery and development.
  • Expertise in infectious diseases.
  • Experience building and leading project teams.
  • Successful track record of presenting to corporate officers and board members.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Critical thinking capabilities.
  • Track record of defining and delivering on an innovative R&D strategy that has yielded several INDs, NDAs, BLAs.
  • Superior management skills and business acumen.
  • Past leadership in the transition of discovery programs into clinical development.
  • Knowledge of the drug development process and FDA regulatory requirements is required.
  • Must have the ability to work independently.
  • This person must have a track record of leading R&D partnerships with academia and other pharma/biotech companies.
  • Patient-centric mindset is required.
  • This person must have a desire to take a hands-on approach to advancing the portfolio.
  • Large and small company work experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.  


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3186. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.