Senior Complement Scientist
New Haven, CT
Job posting number: #7056632
Posted: March 27, 2019
Job DescriptionProvide scientific expertise on complement to the broader organization; Conduct/guide biology studies; Work with academic collaborators.
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
Additional projects/responsibilities as assigned
Work closely with Regulatory and Clinical Development groups on required regulatory filings and in support of clinical programs
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.