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Senior Director of Drug Discovery

  • LocationParamus, NJ 07652 - United States
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:2 months ago
  • Job no: 37634
  • Category: R&D

Job Description


A leading company in the contract research industry is currently seeking a Senior Director of Drug Discovery to join their team. The role will be challenging but also highly rewarding and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Key duties include:


1) Collaborate with the drug discovery group and key stakeholders to advance molecules from hit identification to preclinical candidate

2) Design, execute and manage internal research projects

3) Work with both internal and external research groups and manage the work of collaborators and CROs

4) Develop new preclinical behavioral strategies to advance promising therapeutics into the clinic

5) Develop scientific understanding and fluency of company’s smart cube platform

6) Work closely with the team to identify new disease and project opportunities that can be translated into new drug discovery projects

7) Interpret, summarize, and present research findings at internal and external scientific meetings

8) Present project deliverables, budget, and timelines to executive management

9) Perform other duties as assigned


Critical Requirements


1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field

2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)

3) Recent experience in the contract research industry is strongly preferred

4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in drug discovery management


If you are qualified and looking to work with a well-established company – one of the top names in the industry – you should not let this opportunity pass by. However, for this Senior Director of Drug Discovery role, you must be someone who is experienced and passionate about drug discovery management.


Compensation and Other Details


Base Salary: Highly competitive package, commensurate with experience

  • Published on 14 May 2021, 1:36 PM