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Director – Discovery Biology at Black Diamond Therapeutics
New York City, NY, US

Black Diamond Therapeutics is a next-wave cancer precision medicine company. Black Diamond pioneered the development of selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers driven by oncogenes activated by allosteric mutations. Using its mutation, allostery and pharmacology (MAP) computational and discovery platform, Black Diamond is uncovering new ways to functionally assess the mutational landscape of individual oncogenes – to discover and validate new targets and develop novel approaches to creating highly selective therapeutics.

Black Diamond has an exciting opening for an experienced cancer biologist to serve as Director – Discovery Biology at the research site located in New York City. Reporting to the VP of Discovery Biology, the incumbent will lead a biology team and drive drug discovery projects through close collaboration with others to reshape and extend the pipeline of precision oncology medicines.

Responsibilities

  • Leads/co-leads multi-disciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and pharmacologists to progress drug discovery projects from target validation and discovery implementation to clinical development candidiate nominatoin
  • Recruits, oversees, and mentors a team of biologists to validate novel allosteric oncogenes, execute biology strategy, and implement screens to effectively drug allosteric oncogene targets
  • Stays abreast of the latest scientific and competitive developments and applying knowledge to project strategy.
  • Drives new technology development to support evaluation of oncogenic mechanisms and effective drug discovery
  • Represents project team(s) and reports project update to Research Leadership Team including prepares and presents hypotheses, on-going progress reports, technical reports and future planning (including contributing to budgets and business plans)
  • Contributes to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence and integrity with a sense of urgency and collaboration with key stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • An experienced cancer biologist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, pharmacology or a related scientific field
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in oncology drug discovery (large or small molecule) in a pharmaceutical and/or biotech environment
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in drug discovery targeting oncogenic driver mutations
  • Experience in leading biology and cross-functional teams

 

Black Diamond Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages all applications.  Diversity and inclusion are important core values and will encourage our creativity and growth as a company.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.