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Associate Director/Director, Biological Sciences

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Epizyme, Inc.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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Epizyme has assembled a world-class team with a passion for scientific innovation and a commitment to developing novel epigenetic therapies. Join a dynamic, diverse and fun work environment consistent with Epizyme's cultural attributes for success: camaraderie, collaboration, disciplined, innovative, openness, patient-focused and resilient.

Key Responsibilities:

Mentor, coach, motivate, oversee, and lead a focused biological sciences team while fostering a highly collaborative culture and serving as a member of the Biology Leadership Team
Oversee all biological activities from a specific disease area or target class, establishing strategies for target identification/validation, small molecule drug discovery, preclinical translational research, IND filing through to MOA and resistance studies of clinical assets
Integrate cutting edge technologies into new target identification and drug discovery
Work collaboratively with Lead Discovery, Chemistry, DMPK, Preclinical Development, Clinical and Regulatory Departments
Keep up to date with the latest scientific advancements (eg competitive landscape, new technologies and partnerships) and is well informed about current trend in oncology development
Work with the Biology Leadership Team to allocate appropriate resources to ensure timely achievement of pipeline and technology goals
Propagate a development-oriented culture and champion the growth of a talented and aspirational team of biologists
Communicate science effectively in a variety of internal and external settings, establishing strategic collaborations with KOLs

Education & Requirements:

MS/PhD in Life Sciences or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years of relevant industrial/academic experience in positions of increasing responsibility
Demonstrated success in all phases of early drug discovery and development, with a track record of successful advancement of novel, first-in-class therapeutics
Substantial experience in design and execution of early to late stage research program(s)
Broad experience in in vitro and in vivo study design and execution is essential
Knowledge in the field of epigenetics, chromatin biology and functional genomics to apply into new target identification and drug discovery is preferred
Experience in strategic planning, project leadership, and laboratory and budget management

Reference: 1152695673

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