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Director, Discovery Oncology

  • Location: New Jersey, 10018
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Preclinical
  • Contact: Shayna Caparoso
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 646-846-3346
  • Expiry Date: 24 April 2021

This organization is currently looking for a highly motivated Director of Oncology Drug Discovery to lead discovery efforts for the highest performing target group within the broader oncology portfolio. This professional will have the opportunity to work across modalities including biologics, cell therapies, and small molecules while also having a high level of autonomy with the goal of identifying and developing clinical candidates for this industry-leading portfolio. Moreover, this role will impact the scientific direction and lead a team across preclinical drug discovery phases.


  • Represent oncology drug discovery and efforts to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Lead discovery research programs with the goal of characterizing and ultimately identifying candidates that will be transitioned into the clinic

  • Strategize with other senior members within the group to contribute to the overall scientific strategy and establish long-term research plans

  • Manage a number of direct reports at the PhD and Masters level to drive research programs


  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Oncology, Immunology, or related field with 10 years of experience (ideally the bulk of which from either pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry)

  • Therapeutic experience in oncology; either with small molecule, biologic, or cell-based targets (not required to have all three) specifically for drug discovery efforts

  • Impressive record of leading programs that result in the identification of future clinical drug candidates

  • Strong track record of regulatory submissions including but not limited to INDs, NDAs, etc