Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Waltham
Posted Date: Jul 1 2020
Are you energized by a challenging role in the Oncology Synthetic Lethality Research Unit, where scientific demand is driving team growth? If so, this Scientific Leader role would be a great opportunity to consider.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
The successful candidate will lead a highly motivated team to discover and develop novel oncology drugs with a clear genetic relationship to cancer. More specific activities include leading oncology drug discovery programs from target validation through clinical candidate nomination. Studies will also involve identification and development of pharmacodynamic markers and assays to be used in non-clinical and clinical studies.
- PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related life sciences field with strong scientific background in cell biology and oncology and a minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical drug discovery experience
- Experience leading cross functional drug development teams from target identification/validation through clinical candidate nomination
- Demonstrated ability of developing and implementing new scientific strategies in the field of tumor biology coupled with a strong understanding of the goals of other disciplines that compose a drug discovery project team (e.g. DMPK, toxicology, chemistry)
- Demonstrated ability to design, conduct, and analyze cellular and molecular biology experiments
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong background in cancer biology reflected in peer reviewed publications
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a matrix environment.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- Experience / knowledge of tumor cell biology, including knowledge of the competitive landscape and standard of care treatments for major indications
- Ability to translate preclinical findings into clinical application
- Ability to contribute to solving experimental or highly technical problems of other program/project members
- Significant working experience in biochemistry, cellular biochemistry, molecular biology, or pharmacology as well as working knowledge of ‘omic methods (e.g., sequencing, transcriptomics, and/or proteomics) and databases (e.g., Sanger, CCLE, Oncomine and/or similar other databases)
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team/matrix environment
- Speaks, writes, and listens effectively in a variety of circumstances, sharing information and ideas with others.
- All communication is delivered with clarity, impact & passion, and tailored to the audience.
- Ability to communicate with external key opinion leaders and experts in cancer biology, synthetic lethality or functional genomics disciplines
- Ensures that information is accurate & relevant by asking appropriate questions for clarification.
- Maintains composure at all times when asking or answering questions
- Listens to the views of others.
- Enable & drive change
- Creates a culture that values initiative & freedom of action & where a ‘can do’ attitude prevails.
Drive for Results
- Excellent record-keeping and organization skills
- Applies rigorous judgment in assessing & prioritizing the science, projects & people.
- Track record of taking intelligent risks, courage in personal decision making & willingness to be held accountable.
Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
- Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
- Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
- Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
- Sustaining energy and well-being.
- Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
- Budgeting and cost-consciousness.
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