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Senior Scientist, Biology at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US

We are seeking a creative and self-motivated PhD scientist to join a dynamic team that is leveraging the relationship between protein motion and function to discover novel small molecule therapeutics in oncology.  The ideal candidate will combine an extensive knowledge of cancer biology with experience in small molecule drug discovery to help drive projects from exploratory stages to clinical development.  The Senior Scientist will lead experiments to evaluate target modulation hypotheses, develop pre-clinical models, evaluate candidate small molecules, develop translational medicine strategies, and manage research associates.  We seek team players with the ability to excel in multidisciplinary team settings.


Your role


You'll serve as biology lead on project teams focused on the development of small molecule modulators of clinically relevant targets in cancer


Design and lead biology experiments to assess targets, evaluate candidate small molecules, and support drug discovery


Design and oversee execution of in vivo pharmacology efforts at CROs


You will lead translational research experiments including the evaluation of pharmacodynamics, assessment of responder hypotheses, establishment of clinical biomarker assays, and development of translational medicine plans


You will manage a small team of research associates/junior scientists


Interpret, summarize and present research findings at internal and external scientific meetings/conferences


Proactively review literature to bring in the newest scientific findings, ideas, and methods/technologies to impact drug discovery projects


Your background


You earned your Ph.D. and have post-doctoral training in Cancer Biology with demonstrated experience in oncology small molecule drug discovery


You have at least 3-8 years of experience in biotech/pharma


Proven track record of scientific excellence as evidenced by high impact, peer reviewed publications and/or patents


You're a leader with a successful track record and desire to mentor and develop direct reports


Capability to work within a dynamic matrix environment, with strong contribution to project strategies and progression


You've got excellent communication, presentation, and inter-personal skills; superb organizational and problem-solving skills