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Assoc Dir/ Director of Neuroscience

Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology FM Faze Medicines is seeking an experienced Biology Leader with expertise and interest in developing novel therapeutics for targeting neurodegenerative diseases. This is a unique opportunity to join an early stage start up at inception and be a part of the founding team and science. The Associate Dir/ Director of Neuroscience will identify key unmet needs in the neuroscience rare disease space, help identify prioritize and validate targets and drive programs towards the clinic This role will initiate and lead drug discovery efforts on high-value targets, applying innovative approaches and technologies, develop and implement in vivo and in vitro strategies for relevant small molecule programs and lead a matrixed team of highly talented and multi-disciplinary scientists from target validation to pre-clinical validation. With proven therapeutic area expertise, the Assoc Dir/ Director of Neuroscience will provide guidance and leadership for development of novel drugs to treat neurodegenerative or neurodevelopmental disorders. We view you as an important team member whose contributions will be critical to our success.-- Requirements Qualifications:

  • PhD with post-doctoral training and 5-7 years of industry experience leading innovative drug discovery programs focused on neurodegenerative or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Self-starter with a proven track record of high caliber lab research backed by a strong publication record
  • Outstanding technical ability at the bench as well as a proven ability to effectively manage teams and/or collaborative interactions
  • Deep expertise in cellular neurobiology, molecular biology and assay development combined with a broad understanding of disease mechanisms underlying neurological diseases
  • Experience in ALS, Parkinson's and/ or other neurodegenerative/ neuromuscular diseases
  • Experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to generate in vivo target validation data using genetic and pharmacological methods
  • Prior experience and record of accomplishment functioning in cross functional teams and willingness to adopt a hands-on approach to deliver in a start-up biotech environment
  • Prior experience in successfully implementing, utilizing and leveraging outsourcing strategies, as well as leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Significant expertise working across disease indications with specific focus on RGD and CNS
  • Strong written, oral and public speaking communication skills--
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S. Note to Employment Agencies:-- Please do not forward any agency resumes. The company will not be responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.
    • Location:
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • Company Name: Faze Medicines
    • Job Duration: Indefinite
    • Min Education: Ph.D.
    • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
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