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Research Investigator, 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 immediate need for a Research Investigator – Discovery Biology.  Reporting to the Director of Discovery Biology, the incumbent will drive drug discovery projects through close collaboration with others to reshape and extend the pipeline of precision oncology medicines.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a biology drug discovery team to validate novel allosteric oncogenes and execute biology screens to effectively drug allosteric oncogene targets
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team of biologists and chemists to progress programs.
  • Staying abreast of the latest scientific and competitive developments and applying knowledge to project strategy.
  • Prepare and present hypotheses, on-going progress reports, technical reports and future planning (including contributing to budgets and business plans)
  • Contribute to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence and integrity with a sense of urgency and collaboration with key stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • PhD. in biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology or a related scientific field
  • 2-5+ years of experience in drug discovery in a pharmaceutical and/or biotech environment
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform he essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; used hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb be stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 lbs.