Job Description

Requisition Number 07229
Department Name: Chem Calibr - Petrassi
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry
Position Summary:

Calibr, a division of Scripps Research (Calibr) is seeking a talented Associate Director to lead medicinal chemists within a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of scientists working as a team to develop new therapeutic approaches to unmet medical needs through early stage translational research.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Implement knowledge/expertise within a lab group/project team to successfully execute major parts of a project including a complement of technical and logistical/strategic activities. Examples may include:
* Hit list analysis and hit to lead chemistry
* Lead optimization program up to IND-enabling studies, including structure-based drug design
* Participate in decision-making processes within the project team by actively engaging in scientific and technical discussions
* Serve as a medicinal chemistry team leader across multiple programs
* Communicates (both in writing and verbally) project status, issues, schedule and accomplishments to various management and stakeholder groups in an effective manner, as needed
* Critically evaluates project data while rigorously driving data-driven Go/No-go decisions, including the identification of resource constraints and bottlenecks
* Promotes an overall group culture of agility, pro-action, collaboration, and innovation
* Mentors and develops individual talent capable of taking on future leadership roles.

DECISION MAKING:
Directs the appropriate use of FTE and budgetary resources to support project and institute goals. Able to think in terms of global long-term project goals as well as day-to-day lab goals/activities. Develops long-term plans and sets priorities within constraints of project goals/timelines. Independently designs, executes, interprets and reports results of work. Additionally, oversees consistency and accuracy of results and documentation. Expected to solve the majority of problems that arise with little supervisory input. Ensures escalation of issues and risks that significantly affect timelines.

COMMUNICATION:
Will communicate with colleagues, CRO personnel, and management teams to lead projects effectively.

SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY:
Addresses problems of increasing complexity relative to those faced by lower levels. Responsible for collection of team reports, organization of project status presentations, and delivery to key stakeholders. Responsible for driving project timelines and benchmarks for success. Works within project teams to assess risks, identify key issues, and develop solutions. Activities are to be carried out efficiently in a scientifically rigorous manner.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Will supervise various lab personnel. May have oversight of CRO relationship working to ensure goals and timelines are met accordingly.

Position Description
Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a typical office and/or laboratory environment. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in a related scientific field required.
* 7 - 15 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years of experience managing a team of scientists.
* Strong skills and proven track record in area of medicinal chemistry.
* Demonstration of highly successful project execution across disease areas using in-house and/or CRO resources leading to preclinical candidates for further clinical development.
* A track record of delivering clinical candidates, highly motivated, creative, and devoted to project goals.
* Impeccable attention to detail, and excellent ability to perform hands on experiments, research/design/organize projects and maintain detailed documentation.
* Able to contribute in a meaningful way to scientific discourse.
* Possess effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly matrixed work environment.
* Able to provide leadership on a cross-functional team.
* Self-motivated, ability to exercise sound judgment and operate with a high degree of independence regarding routine and non-routine assignments.
* Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: DOE
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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