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Assoc. Dir / Director, Pharmacology - United States  

Incyte (company)

Posted on : 13 May 2017

Project Description

We are seeking a self-motivated, highly creative and experienced scientist with a solid understanding of Cancer Biology and proven track records in small molecule oncology drug discovery. This position is responsible for directing a team of scientists to support in vitro preclinical biology for oncology drug discovery programs, and to identify and validate novel targets. The successful candidate will have an exceptional command of contemporary cancer biology and adeptness in all aspects of cell biology and pharmacology. A demonstrated track record of utilizing their knowledge to design and execute a research strategy that answers pivotal questions about the novel targets or biology under evaluation is required 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains an excellent grasp on targeted cancer therapy, emerging areas of immuno-oncology research and new therapeutic targets
  • Develops pharmacological strategies and implements experimental approaches for addressing key scientific questions in each of the small molecule programs
  • Plays a visible role in decision-making process on cross-functional small molecule discovery teams, providing core expertise and input on scientific direction
  • Ensures generation of high quality data to support decision making on individual programs and effectively communicates the data to senior leadership
  • Work collaboratively across multiple functional groups within drug discovery and clinical development to achieve drug discovery goals
  • Maintains strategic focus across multiple complex drug discovery projects in prioritizing resource allocation to drive decisions consistent with the corporate goals
  • Manages Pharmacology personnel (Ph.D and BS/MS level scientists) including development, mentoring, and effective delegation  

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Cancer Biology/Genetics, Cellular Biology/Pharmacology      or Biochemistry or related field
  • Strong background in Cancer Biology/Genetics and comprehensive knowledge of oncogenic signaling pathways
  • 10+ years of pharmaceutical or biotech experience
  • Supervisory and research team leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills and a solid publication record