Principal Scientist - Preclinical Development
      (ref. no. 2021.11.0003)

      Location: Basel, Switzerland or Wroclaw, Poland


      We are looking for an experienced preclinical development professional to create strategy, design, and oversee preclinical studies to progress our internal drug development programs.


      Duties and responsibilities:

      • Creating development plans and managing the activities for late lead optimization through development candidate selection, preclinical development, and IND-filing
      • Designing adequate in vivo experiments and analyzing the obtained results, including DMPK data, efficacy, and safety
      • Supporting the selection and assessment CROs to ensure proper quality, timeliness, and benefit-cost ratio
      • Overseeing the research conducted by CROs and other third parties
      • Problem-solving based on experience, using a network of expert consultants and/or review of relevant technical literature
      • Participation in drafting pre-clinical and safety sections for required regulatory documents
      • Supporting pre-submission meetings and negotiations with healthy agencies
      • Close cooperation with cross-functional teams, across the company in a matrix team environment.


      • Ph.D. degree in pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 7 years of relevant industry experience supporting preclinical development of small molecules
      • Proven track record in leading and managing the programs in the preclinical development stage, including preclinical animal models of disease
      • Proven track record in designing studies to evaluate safety and efficacy of new drug candidate
      • Exceptional project management skills
      • Proven track record in small molecule preclinical development and progressing to clinics
      • Experience in the field of oncology is preferred
      • Proficiency in solving emerging matters and issues
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication competence
      • Methodical and meticulous nature
      • Ability to travel once a month to Wroclaw site in Poland
      • Very good command of English

      We offer:

      • Full-time employment in a quickly growing biotechnological enterprise
      • Competitive salary
      • Employee stock option plan
      • Opportunities for a constant professional development
      • External training, conferences, workshops
      • Friendly work environment

      Candidates are asked to submit their applications. We retain the right to contact only selected candidates.

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