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Nutritional/Metabolic Pharmacologist

Reference Number: 3344
Location: MA

Our client is a leading biotechnology company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Nutritional/Metabolic Pharmacologist

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Candidate will help build a team focused on in vivo model systems to study the therapeutic potential of engineered probiotics.
  • Establishes and leverages mammalian in vivo model systems to address key questions about the efficacy of our engineered probiotics operating within the gastrointestinal system and the microbiome as an integral point for modulation of systemic metabolic disease.
  • Works with internal team, external experts and CROs to implement novel experimental systems to trace and characterize key metabolites and nutrients including amino acids and short chain fatty acids in the body.
  • Handles the development of synthetic biotics as therapies for inborn errors of metabolism, such as UCD and PKU and other chronic metabolic diseases and establish a new therapeutic modality that is leveraging the GI tract, and the power of synthetic biology towards the treatment of rare and intractable human diseases.
We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Must have a PhD and 10 years of relevant research experience in industry.
  • Must have expertise in working with complex animal models in therapeutic areas such as inborn errors of metabolism, rare disease, or liver diseases.
  • Significant experience in research and development for metabolic disease indications and gastrointestinal physiology is preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of amino acid or short chain fatty acid metabolism.
  • Experience developing in vivo models and their application to therapeutic discovery and development is preferred.
  • Must have a strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
  • Must have a proven track record of successful external collaboration with key opinion leaders.
  • Experience working in cross functional multidisciplinary teams and leading a pharmacology group is preferred.


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 3344.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.