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Pioneering Medicines: Vice President / Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery Metabolic Disease Research

flagshippioneeringinc · 18 days ago
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What if... We could harness the power of Flagship’s scientific platforms and create novel treatment options that benefit more patients, sooner?

Pioneering Medicines (PM), a division of Flagship Pioneering, is building a world-class biopharmaceutical R&D capability focused on conceiving and developing life-changing treatments for patients by harnessing the power of Flagship's scientific platforms and applying those innovative approaches to serious diseases with unmet medical need. Unique to Pioneering Medicines’ approach is the opportunity to combine platforms to create truly novel and potentially transformative treatments. 

About Flagship Pioneering:

Flagship Pioneering is a biotechnology company that invents and builds platform companies that change the world. We bring together the greatest scientific minds with entrepreneurial company builders and assemble the capital to allow them to take courageous leaps. Those big leaps in human health and sustainability exponentially accelerate scientific progress in areas ranging from cancer detection and treatment to nature-positive agriculture.   

What sets Flagship apart is our ability to advance biotechnology by uniting life science innovation, company creation, and capital investment under one roof in a way that is largely without precedent. Our scientific founders, entrepreneurial leaders, and professional capital managers are each aligned around an institutionalized process that enables us to innovate and transform for the benefit of people and planet.   

Many of the companies Flagship has founded have addressed humanity’s most urgent challenges: vaccinating billions of people against COVID-19, curing intractable diseases, improving human health, preempting illness, and feeding the world by improving the resiliency and sustainability of agriculture.  

Flagship has been recognized twice on FORTUNE’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of companies that have made a positive social and environmental impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies, and has been twice named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. 

Position Summary:

Pioneering Medicines is seeking an ambitious, innovative and highly collaborative VP/SVP, Metabolic Diseases to join our team. The incumbent should demonstrate a depth and breadth of experience in delivering impactful biology data, that can shape the directions of drug discovery and/or early clinical programs. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of laboratory techniques and assays, in addition to biology/translational sciences expertise.

As our VP/SVP, Metabolic Diseases you will work with our senior leadership to carry out an ambitious vision for Pioneering Medicine’s unique value proposition and a compelling strategy for translational research and development. You will partner with emerging organizations across the Flagship ecosystem, providing therapeutic expertise and guiding overall portfolio strategy.  The ideal candidate will have recognized expertise in systems biology, significant experience in drug discovery and focused therapeutic areas as well as a strong understanding of the intricacies of early development. Affinity for novel technologies leading to the discovery of new medicines is also essential (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, network/systems biology, computational biology, and/or machine learning).

This individual will have an established level of respect and credibility in the research and development communities. They must bring a strong entrepreneurial orientation along with leadership and team building skills. Must have an exceptional ability to collaborate with external partners, organizations, agencies, and individuals—in particular, major stakeholders in the scientific community. Credibility and integrity are critical attributes to effectively command the respect and trust of key individuals and help foster collaboration with PM’s potential partners

Key Accountabilities:

  • Drive strategic approaches and target selection
    • Provide strategic guidance to advance programs into Development
    • Work with PM Research team to deliver Discovery Programs across relevant Disease areas
    • Provide guidance on research plans
    • Work with internal and external partners to oversee design of experimental studies and data interpretation
  • Serve as a scientific spokesperson for Pioneering Medicines
    • Present to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board as well as to external stakeholders, strategic partners, and the investment community
    • Speak externally with high credibility and passion about PM’s scientific opportunities and capabilities
    • Represent the company with scientific agencies
  • Provide therapeutic expertise and advise on relevant research strategies
    • Bring visionary scientific thought leadership to PM to enable the company to progress with its innovative approaches.
    • Identify and evaluate the latest global scientific and technology trends in academia and industry for the company
  • Collaborate with Senior Leaders to guide research project strategy
    • Identify and assess pipeline opportunities, across the ecosystem and in collaboration with strategic partners.
    • Validate exploratory programs in new disease areas/indications
    • Provide scientific leadership of PM’s research and development programs and platform development initiatives.

 

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD/PhD with experience in a related scientific area.
  • Metabolic Disease expertise such as Obesity and Diabetes within the past 5 years
  •  Inflammation or Cardiovascular desired, not required
  • 15+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or academia
  • Familiarity with drug discovery/translational skills through oversight of multiple programs
  • Proven track record of providing scientific expertise, and developing strategies to address unmet needs
  • Recognized expert in relevant biology, with an impeccable scientific pedigree
  • Driven by pursuing exciting and strategically sound scientific programs that are sufficiently differentiated from competitive research programs
  • Ability to consider and debate both deep technical and broad strategic issues, as well as the ability to inspire, build, and develop high-performing teams of scientists
  • Exhibit strong drive for achievement and success while showcasing respect and care of people
  • Demonstrate sound business judgment with an ability to evaluate alternatives, establish priorities, and apply resources effectively
  • Track record of working seamlessly and building relationships with the other functions across the organization

 

Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

At Flagship, we recognize there is no perfect candidate. If you have some of the experience listed above but not all, please apply anyway. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We are dedicated to building diverse and inclusive teams and look forward to learning more about your unique background.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.
 
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Last updated on Mar 25, 2024

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