CARB-X, a Boston University Global Partnership, has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Alliance Director. CARB-X is a new organization located at the BU School of Law, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to address antibiotic resistance. Approximately $500M has already been committed to this work, and CARB-X has more than 30 innovative therapeutic and diagnostic projects in its rapidly growing portfolio. CARB-X brings a holistic approach to working with companies to help them succeed, tapping into a worldwide pool of experts in science, drug discovery and development, and operational effectiveness. More information can be found at www.carb-x.org.
The Alliance Director is a new scientific project management role on the growing R&D team of CARB-X. The Alliance Director will provide scientific leadership and direct the project management activities for a diverse portfolio of R&D projects across the entire life-cycle of CARB-X projects: managing the process of review and governance decision-making on applications for funding; negotiating contracts with appropriately risk-mitigated project plans and budgets; monitoring and supporting projects as they advance through milestones; and managing their graduation from the scope of CARB-X. There will be one or more peer leaders in this position, ideally providing expertise aligned with one or more of three technology scopes, e.g. therapeutics, preventatives, and diagnostics. The Alliance Director will report to the CARB-X Director of R&D and will supervise a small portfolio management team.
CARB-X is a fast-paced environment where creativity, flexibility, and collaboration are essential. In this role, you will work as part of a dedicated CARB-X core team and with BU central offices, to achieve goals and maximize the overall effectiveness of the program. You will interact with diverse product development teams and accelerator partners, U.S. and other governmental and non-governmental funding partners, and the global anti-microbial resistance community.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position, located on the Charles River Campus of Boston University. CARB-X is currently in Year 3 of 5 of its principal grant funding.
PhD in a field relevant to drug discovery or development is preferred. At least five years' directly related experience in leading clinically relevant projects for drug development or diagnostic development may substitute for advanced degree.
At least 8 years of experience managing drug projects in a biotech or pharma environment is required. Experience in infectious diseases research is required. Experience with discovery and development from early discovery through initial clinical trials is required.
At least five years in a leadership role related to a scientific discipline, drug discovery, or drug development. Experience managing across sites and/or with external partners will be valuable. Business development experience in a biotech setting is desirable.
Familiarity with compliance aspects of drug discovery and development projects (e.g. animal care and use compliance and/or human subject research) is desirable.
Strong communication skills in written documents, graphical presentation of information, and oral communication are required.
Experience in leading / managing a team of direct reports supporting goals and objectives in support of both organizational as well as individual team members' career/growth objectives highly desirable
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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