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Vice President and Head of Early Research & Development

Company: iBio, Inc.
Location: Bryan
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President and Head of Early Research & Development

At iBio, we're enabling the next generation of biologics with the FastPharming System for high-quality, eco-friendly production of recombinant proteins using plants. At our 130,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas, we combine vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and molecular biology to produce therapeutics, vaccines and products for life science research and bioprocessing. We're also putting these capabilities to work for our clients via our array of contract development and manufacturing services.

Just imagine what we can do together! We know extraordinary things happen when individual talent, technology, and a great mission cross paths: the opportunity to create an outstanding team and a world-class company. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success to continue to build a leading biotechnology and development services organization.

Apply now for our Vice President and Head of Early Research & Development position and help bring the power of plants to the biopharmaceutical industry!

Mission of the Position

iBio is building a new drug discovery team with focus on immuno-oncology and fibrotic diseases in San Diego. The team will focus on developing and executing an internal pipeline of programs from target to IND, assessing potential in-licensing opportunities and supporting iBio's growing Research & Bioprocess Product portfolio.

We are looking for a drug hunter and scientist-entrepreneur to help identify the appropriate laboratory space, establish the necessary infrastructure, and build a top-notch scientific team from scratch. The Vice President and Head of Early R&D is part of the strategic team which develops iBio's future R&D strategy and will oversee the execution of the early drug discovery programs. She/he will lead the Drug Discovery team and be responsible for the departmental budget.

The Vice President and Head of Early R&D reports to the CSO and works closely with iBio's leadership & extended leadership team to create a work environment consistent with the mission, vision, values, and strategy of iBio.

Work Location

The Vice President and Head of Early Research & Development role is located in San Diego, CA.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Help identify appropriate laboratory space * Establish drug discovery infrastructure * Hire top level scientific talent * Lead the Drug Discovery team * Set departmental goals and assess team performance against goals * Hire, mentor, supervise and manage the drug discovery team * Oversee departmental budget * Oversee execution of early discovery programs * Mentor junior scientific project leaders and provide scientific/strategic direction for their programs * Ensure project plans are cross-functionally coordinated with internal partner teams * Propose novel targets to iBio's New Activities Team * As part of iBio's extended leadership team, communicate strategic plans and development progress to the organization

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Scientific expertise in more than one disease area (one preferably being fibrosis or oncology) * Proven ability to build new, high performing teams * Demonstrated ability to develop new research strategies * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic environment * Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

Education & Experience

* PhD or MD/PhD in life science field * 10+ years' experience in a biotech or biopharmaceutical industry * Expertise in establishing R&D infrastructure and building new research teams from scratch * Expertise in leading, mentoring and developing scientific talents * Experience in developing, implementing, and executing strategic plans and objectives for R&D organizations * Expertise in advancing early programs from target to IND * Experience in working with CROs and academic partners

Keywords: iBio, Inc., Bryan , Vice President and Head of Early Research & Development, Other , Bryan, Texas

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