Executive Director, Lead Discovery

  • Job Reference: 260434348-2
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2021
  • Company: NeoMorph
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions, Education - Excluding Post Secondary, Education - Post Secondary, Healthcare - Allied Health, Healthcare - Dental Care, Healthcare - Nursing, Healthcare - Physician, Law Enforcement, Non-Executive Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Executive Director, Lead Discovery US-CA-San Diego Job ID: 2 Type: Regular Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Research & Development Neomorph, Inc Overview Neomorph Inc is building the pre-eminent biotech in the protein degradation space. Focusing on next-generation approaches, Neomorph is assembling a world class team to advance the science around this emerging modality and address serious unmet medical needs. At Neomorph, we aim to solve critical problems in human health by advancing the technology of targeted protein degradation. We will tackle serious diseases that have been considered intractable due to a lack of druggable therapeutic targets. The Neomorph founders and management teams are composed of people that have demonstrated years of dedication to the field, and who are responsible for multiple major scientific advances in the space. We are seeking highly engaged and innovative individuals who wish to join us in building a collaborative and people-focused company, centered on scientific excellence in the pursuit of highly impactful and novel therapies. Our ideal candidate: You are an established scientific leader with deep expertise in small molecule drug discovery and a passion for working with new modalities. You have extensive experience in supporting drug discovery teams with structure-activity relationship data and are excited about the opportunity to build and manage a team of high performing scientists. Responsibilities The Executive Director of Lead Discovery will be responsible for applying cutting edge screening technologies in the discovery of new chemical matter in complex systems. Neomorph is looking for a leader who can take responsibility for key infrastructure to support technology platforms and support multiple projects with biochemical and cellular assays. The chosen candidate will be responsible for partnering with other members of the leadership team to plan and prioritize the growth and development of the company, platforms, teams and portfolio. * Build a team of scientists and infrastructure to support preclinical discovery and characterization of small molecule binders and degraders across a portfolio of projects in the protein degradation space * In collaboration with other members of the company leadership team, you will be responsible for the development and strategy for building and supporting highly innovative degradation platforms. * Ensure execution of cellular and biochemical assay development, miniaturization and automation across a portfolio of projects, including complex multi-component systems. * Responsible for the planning, implementation and management of internal and external resources for the support and advancement of platforms and projects. * Option for interested candidates to support projects and platforms from the earliest stages through to clinical development Qualifications Required qualifications: * D. in Biochemistry or related field with 15+ years of industry experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. * Deep knowledge of, and demonstrated experience in, leading/advancing small molecule discovery projects to the clinic as part of a multidisciplinary team. * Extensive experience in supporting drug discovery teams with structure-activity relationship data. * Deep and broad experience in developing high quality biochemical and biophysical assays is critical. * Experience in the recruitment and management of high performing teams is essential in this role. Preferred qualifications: * Direct experience working with new modalities and targeted protein degradation Neomorph provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Neomorph provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. #LI-DNI PM18 PI