Vice President of Biology at Decibel Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Position Overview & Responsibilities:

As the Vice President of Biology, will envision and deliver the scientific foundations that will deliver meaningful targets for the company’s inner ear platform and therapeutic indications. You will have oversight for the development of the robust pre-clinical pipeline that ensures a steady stream (at least one IND per year) of INDs from 2018 onwards and identify and maintain key external scientific relationships relevant to developing and maintaining the pipeline. By communicating accurately and regularly with team members, the Vice President will drive the strategy, progress, risks and risk mitigation plans for all Biology programs. As one of the key early hires for the company, a critical component of the job will be close collaboration with internal discovery teams and external investigators.


MD, PhD or MD PhD
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in industry, successfully leading teams towards INDs and/or 20 years’ experience in academia with an internationally acknowledged strong record of publications and mentoring
International reputation in the field of regenerative medicine
Demonstrated experience with high through-put assay development, imaging techniques, inner ear histopathology, cochlear function, single cell recordings, single cell RNA deep sequencing
Demonstrated ability to assess, prioritize, resource and shepherd programs forward
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preference will be given to candidates who additionally have:

Broad scientific expertise in the hearing field
Expertise in ototoxicity, growth factors, and/or cochlear implants
Outstanding oral and written presentation skills