Director, Research (mRNA Splicing Modulation)

Director, Research (mRNA Splicing Modulation)
Location: Berkeley, CA 

  HireMinds is partnered with an industry-leading platform company in the mRNA/RNA therapeutics space. Our client has a proprietary screening state-of-the-art technology which allows them to identify lead compounds that can address mRNA splicing and protein function in drugging RNA with small molecules.

  We are helping building a team from the ground up, and we are seeking your leadership in the RNA space for this Director, Research (mRNA Spicing Modulation) to help this team grow. Apply today or reach out to the HireMinds team to learn more! 

You’ll Be Responsible For: 

  • Recruitment, mentorship, and oversight of a team of scientists in the molecular biology/biochemistry field focused on mRNA/RNA biology. 
  • Lead a team of scientists in the design and development of cell lines as probes for various targets
  • Building out the HTS workflows using state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology/biochemistry and cell-based assays
  • Guide development of small molecule platform to target mRNA/RNA

You’ll Bring With You: 

  • PhD in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or related discipline with relevant impactful publications in mRNA, RNA, or small molecule drugging field
  • 5-10 years’ industry experience in drug discovery and assay development
  • Experience managing HTS and progressing lead compounds
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong background in RNA biology, specifically with mRNA splicing modulation studies or programs in past work history
  • Ability to devise plans and work in an evolving biotech environment in applying cutting edge technology and progressing drug pipeline projects