Astellas Us, LLC
Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.
There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.
Astellas is announcing a Principle Scientist / Research Fellow
opportunity at their
This person will work closely with members of the R&D organization, CROs, consultants, corporate collaborators as well as the senior leadership team to ensure development and execution of drug discovery projects according to company goals. This person will report to the SVP of Translational Sciences.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Lead drug discovery programs using both internal and external (CRO, academia) resources
Mentor junior scientists in project leadership in a matrix environment
Provide scientific and strategic input into the company's target pipeline and best disease indication selection
Lead all aspects of drug discovery project(s) using internal and external resources
Proactively identify critical-path project goals, activities, and constraints, propose mitigation plans when necessary
Direct, motivate and hold accountable to goals and timelines all internal and external team members associated with the project
Effectively communicate project status, changes to plan and risks to senior leadership team
Contribute in identifying the most relevant external resources for the project
Contribute to strategies that advance projects from early stage to IND and clinical development
Contribute to the company's scientific strategy
PhD degree in pharmacology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field
At least 8 years of experience in a drug discovery setting (biotech or large pharma)
Prior experience in leading drug discovery projects from lead discovery to IND
Exceptional demonstration of scientific leadership and strategy, track record of leading value-creating accomplishments, external recognition of scientific leadership in translational setting
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work productively in a collaborative and cross functional team environment within and outside of Mitobridge
Experience in areas such as muscle, kidney, metabolic, neurodegenerative diseases, rare diseases and/or mitochondrial biology
A great sense of urgency and ownership for moving projects efficiently forward
Experience with due diligence of business development opportunities in early and late stage programs
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.
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Research and Development
Aiming to become an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company contributing to people's health Astellas Pharma Inc., to fulfill its business philosophy to "Contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products," is actively engaged in business as an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company.