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    Opportunity: Vice President, Drug Discovery @ Envoy Therapeutics--Jupiter, FL (US)
    Submitted by Susan Becker; posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009

    BACKGROUND

    Here is your opportunity to impact the exciting growth of a newly formed, venture-backed biopharmaceutical company in Jupiter, Florida. With world-class scientific founders including a Nobel Laureate and exclusive rights to a powerful target discovery technology, Envoy Therapeutics is well-positioned to make rapid progress toward bringing new medicines for neurological and psychiatric diseases to the clinic, as well as providing you with an exciting career.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a key senior member of our start-up team, you will have the opportunity to work with the company's highly recognized scientific founders in establishing the strategic research roadmaps, including our internal drug discovery initiatives aimed at identifying new, medically important targets and building a portfolio of promising, proprietary new drugs that modulate those targets and fill unmet medical needs. You and your team will work with our Scientific Advisory Board in identifying, prioritizing and selecting targets, directing assay development and high-throughput screens, lead identification and optimization and pre-clinical development. You will be responsible for building a pipeline of valuable, proprietary drug compounds, demonstrating the enormous power of our technology, delivering successful results with a select number of partnerships with global pharmaceutical companies and creating a robust intellectual property estate.

    REQUIREMENTS

    To qualify, you should be a highly motivated and seasoned drug discovery executive with a PhD or equivalent in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or a related life sciences field, at least 10-15 years of industry experience, specifically in the discovery, validation and development of novel compounds and 8+ years of managerial experience. An understanding of current regulatory requirements and trends and familiarity with bioinformatics are essential, as is strong medicinal chemistry experience, scientific creativity and a thirst for knowledge. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, energetic leader with strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills and the proven ability to manage a lean, flexible team in a fast-paced environment.

    COMPENSATION

    Join us and share our passion for creating and exploiting a completely new and unique drug discovery engine. As a member of our team you'll benefit from our collaborative environment, a very competitive salary, an equity grant and an evolving benefits package. You'll also enjoy living in sunny Florida where the cost of living is low, but the quality of life is high.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For more information and immediate consideration, please contact us at HR[at]envoytherapeutics.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    www.EnvoyTherapeutics.com

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