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Director/Executive Director, Oncology Drug Discovery

Reference Number: 4067
Location: MA

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company with a record of success discovering and commercializing novel cancer therapies. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director/Executive Director, Oncology Drug Discovery.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Reports to the Global Head of Oncology Drug Discovery.
  • Serves as member of the Global Oncology Drug Discovery Leadership Team.
  • Constructively contributes to the overall scientific and discovery strategy, portfolio management, operational aspects, and identification and evaluation of external opportunities.
  • Ensures effective alignment with and involvement of the appropriate experts in the matrix organization to drive discovery programs efficiently and successfully.
  • Applies innovative and interdisciplinary thinking toward the development of novel targeted drugs to treat cancer.
  • Shares responsibility for shaping an innovative and competitive portfolio.
  • Fosters talent development within the organization.
  • Conducts due-diligence on external assets or companies for acquisition.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Requires a PhD with a focus on biology, pharmacology, or related field of study. MD/PhD is highly preferred.
  • Must have pharmaceutical industry experience with comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of cancer biology and small molecule drug discovery and development.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in advancing oncology therapies from idea through IND and beyond is required.
  • Requires experience leading PhD credentialed direct reports with a track record of grooming talent.
  • Must have a strong publication track record in high impact journals.
  • Experience partnering with translational medicine and early clinical development is highly preferred.
  • Experience with a diverse set of drug targets highly preferred.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4067.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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