Director – Enzymology

Posted on January 11, 2017

Overview

Job Title

Director - Enzymology

Description

We are seeking an industry-experienced enzymologist to lead a team of scientists responsible for the screening of compounds and drug candidates targeting enzymes involved in biological energy metabolism.

Responsibilities
  • Lead a nimble team of researchers to execute on key experimental plans
  • Design and execute in vitro, cell-free activity screens and cell-free mechanism of action and target engagement studies
  • Identify and implement target-based assays to identify/validate compound mechanism of action
  • Identify and oversee completion of key experiments to advance internal and external discovery programs
  • Critically analyze data and communicate findings effectively to multidisciplinary team members and management
  • Engage with industry and academic collaborators
  • Manage external study execution at contract research organizations and engage with extramural industry and academic collaborators
Location Based

Mountain View, CA

Qualifications

Essential Experience
  • PhD and Post-Doc training in biochemistry, molecular biology or chemistry with focused work in enzym
  • 10 years of industry experience working in enzymology
  • Experience in pharmaceutical and/or biotech development programs targeting diverse enzyme systems
  • In-depth knowledge of biochemistry, specifically redox processes and energy metabolism
  • Expertise in design and execution of enzymatic assays of varying throughput and complexity
  • Working knowledge in oncology, inflammation and neurobiology areas
  • Experience leading a group of biochemists/enzymologists

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