Principal Scientist, Virology

Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Published
February 22, 2021
Location
Malvern, PA
Job Type
 

Description

Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Full Time
Scientists
Malvern, PA, US

The Principal Scientist, Virology is responsible for leading/co-leading a talented team of scientists to advance Venatorx's antiviral drug discovery pipeline. This is a dual role position requiring both management and hands-on laboratory skills. The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to the overall strategy of the group as well as design and execute critical experiments to advance the Company's research goals. The incumbent will also lead/co-lead efforts to submit NIH grant proposals to support early stage discovery projects.
Responsibilities include:

  • Direct/co-direct antiviral research activities including: assay development, high throughput screening, lead identification, lead optimization, mechanism of action studies and translational research.
  • Contribute to the overall strategy and direction of the virology group.
  • Manage/co-manage research project timelines and reporting obligations.
  • Manage/co-manage external contract research organization activities related to antiviral discovery programs.
  • Manage/co-manage scientific team to advance research programs.
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments to further Venatorx's research goals.
  • Conceptualize, write and submit grant applications to the NIH to support internal drug discovery efforts.
  • Communicate results, milestones and timelines to both Sr. Management and Research Teams.

Candidate requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Virology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other Biomedical Science is required.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting with a focus on antiviral drug discovery or related field.
  • Broad background and technical expertise encompassing discovery biology, pharmacology and preclinical development.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a scientific leadership role.
  • Demonstrated expertise in advancing small molecule compounds through discovery and preclinical development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional discovery/development team.
  • Requires a strong track-record of building teams and mentoring scientists.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
  • Must be results-driven with excellent attention to detail.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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