Senior Complement Scientist

Achillioin Pharmaceuticals

New Haven, CT

Job posting number: #7056632

Posted: March 27, 2019

Job Description

Provide scientific expertise on complement to the broader organization; Conduct/guide biology studies; Work with academic collaborators.

Essential Duties:
Provide complement expertise across Achillion functional areas, e.g., Discovery, Clinical Development, Business Development
Play an essential role in the complement discovery program for the biology group; Design complement related experiments and work with/ internal staff/ collaborators and CROs in executing studies
Provide assessment and rationale in discovering/advancing complement related compounds for new targets/new indications
Effectively manage CROs and external consultants and collaborators

Other Duties:
Additional projects/responsibilities as assigned
Work closely with Regulatory and Clinical Development groups on required regulatory filings and in support of clinical programs

Organizational Relationships:
Work collaboratively within the Biology Group, including the DMPK and Toxicology groups, and across Discovery, i.e., Chemistry.
Supervise colleagues on particular projects as needed.
Manage study-related CROs, third party vendors, and contracts.
Work effectively with external stakeholders, i.e. CROs and collaborators.

Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Biology, Pharmacology, or related discipline. 5+ years experience of complement research in academic/industry setting; experience in adaptive immunity plus.
Track record in complement research, preferably with experience in studying complement inhibitors or/and complement roles in human diseases. Broader immunology research and experience a plus. Experience in drug discovery is a plus.

Technical / Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Able to design experiments to address pharmacology effects of complement inhibitors
Able to lead scientists/CRO to execute the experiments
Excellent project management skills, including working on multiple projects simultaneously and the ability prioritize/multitask appropriately, are required.
Must be able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team setting (independently and collaboratively).
Able to effectively communicate scientific material to multiple audiences; including technical writing and presentation.
Demonstrated ability to influence across functions or in a matrix environment requiring strong peer relationships and to provide leadership in situations of shared accountability or high level of ambiguity.

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Job posting number:#7056632
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Achillion Pharmaceuticals
New Haven,Connecticut
United States
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