• Permanent
  • Suisse Romande
  • Recruiter: Solette Rhodes

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Drug Discovery Leader SRS 5151


Our client is a well-established non-profit drug research and development organisation who partners with private industry, public institutions, academia and NGOs to advance new treatments in disease-endemic countries.


With a remarkable achievement of bringing 8 new treatments to the market, the organisation also benefits from a rich pipeline of new potential drugs, which are being investigated through their numerous affiliates worldwide.


For their office in Geneva, they have a permanent role for a Drug Discovery Leader with experience in Virology/Immunology/Inflammation. You will be responsible for developing new and existing projects for infectious diseases by developing strategy and leading the implementation of host directed therapeutics. 



   Main Responsibilities:

  • Providing expert drug discovery and development advice and support to an international consortium focused on antiviral drug discovery.
  • Supporting scientific leadership on infection immunology and inflammation to enable discovery and development of host directed therapeutics and biomarkers for viral and parasitic diseases
  • Developing and implementing specific strategies for host directed therapies
  •  Identifying of biomarkers exploiting host signatures of disease and response to treatment
  • Leading the establishment of a new collaborative virtual hub for host directed therapies
  • Exploring additional open innovation and open science opportunities and develop new projects
  • Project leadership of specific preclinical development projects at the interface with the Translational Sciences Team
  • Present project plans, progress and issues to internal Scientific Internal Review Committee and external Scientific Advisory Committee

  Qualifications and Experience:


·      Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required

  • Advanced post graduate degree or graduate degree with equivalent in experience to reach Master level with 10 years in a similar senior role
  • Excellent knowledge of discovery and development of biologics, Clinical Research/Development
  • Good knowledge of Regulatory (GCP, GLP and GMP)
  • Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases/immunology/inflammation
  • Excellent Technical writing skills (procedures, protocols and reports)
  • Proven track record in discovery and translation of novel therapeutics for infectious diseases/immunology/inflammation
  • Experience of R&D with biological and small molecule approaches

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