Lilly Director, Nucleic Acid Delivery in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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At the Lilly Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we explore how next generation therapeutics, new technologies, data analytics and new care models can improve patient health and the healthcare system. Our Genetic Medicine team in Cambridge shares a passion for challenging conventional wisdom and creating an environment that embraces creative, break-through concepts. The Center offers a start-up environment with large company support. It is located in the heart of Massachusetts’ exploding science and technology cluster and is within walking distance of some of the best academic and industry innovators in the world.
The successful candidate will have a strong research track record in biology and be analytically minded, systematic, and embrace data-driven decision making. The scientist will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across key Lilly therapeutic areas (e.g. neuroscience, diabetes, immunology) to perform experiments to aid development of RNA oligonucleotide drug candidates for the next generation of RNA therapies.
Key responsibilities include:
Hire, develop, and supervise a team of Ph.D.-level Scientists and Research Associates to design, optimize, validate, and execute studies within aggressive timelines,
Leverage scientific expertise in oligonucleotide therapeutics to strategically propose and guide research enabling targeted RNA delivery to key cells and tissues after systemic dosing
Oversee study execution from oligonucleotide design, procurement, and QC to downstream biochemical readouts, identifying opportunities to streamline processes and deliverables
Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across multiple therapeutic areas (e.g. neuroscience, diabetes, immunology)
Visualize, summarize, and present results to team members and larger internal teams,
Identify and drive solutions toward innovation in the RNA Therapeutics area,
Demonstrate high learning agility regarding grasping and exploiting new scientific concepts and methods,
Possess exceptional communication (oral, written), organizational, collaboration, EQ, and leadership skills.
- Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical biology, biological engineering, or relevant field with 5+ years of post-PhD experience preferably in biotechnology or pharmaceuticals
Additional Skills/Preferences :
The ideal candidate will be a key emerging leader in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics
Demonstrated experience with design and evaluation of oligonucleotide therapeutics, including bioanalytical and biochemical assays
Demonstrated aptitude for data-driven study prioritization, timeline management, competitive intelligence, and resource planning
Clear and defined management style
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and team-player mindset
Demonstrated initiative and appropriate risk-taking
High level of organization and attention to detail
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