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Scientist / Manager, Assay Development

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 01/30/2018 Job ID: JN -012018-20841 Job Type: Scientific
We seek an inspired leader to chart the future of the Assay Development and Screening (ADSC) group, a multidisciplinary team that touches all aspects of our research organization.

In collaboration with all research departments, develop a 3-year roadmap of assays, workflows and infrastructure to support the growing discovery pipeline needs and to ensure that the most promising drugs transition from research to early development
  • Effectively communicate vision, goals and objectives to the team members and the broader research management team
  • Invest in the growth and development of the team by engaging in regular professional development discussions and introducing appropriate opportunities
  • Identify novel methodologies and emerging technologies to improve the way we identify and optimize drugs
  • Lead and work closely with cross-functional discovery teams to achieve project goals
  • Establish the most appropriate assays for screening in vitro and in vivo biological targets and oversee screening operations, including scheduling, assay performance and data flow.

  • Experience in and a passion for evolving the way we identify new drugs
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to succinctly communicate complicated scientific problems
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for the team to solve
  • Flexible and versatile
  • Motivate, inspire and guide employees to do their best
  • Attract and hire top talent
  • Working knowledge of state of the art assay technologies to enable drug discovery
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to engage stakeholders in a broader vision
  • BS/MS/PhD in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate research experience in an industry setting

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