Director of Translational Sciences

Research triangle park, NC, US
Posted 2 days ago by FPC Raleigh

Job Description

Now is the time to join an exciting privately-held clinical-stage biotech in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina using cutting-edge technologies (CRISPR based) to develop novel treatments. This company is growing rapidly and was named last year as one of FierceBiotech’s top companies to watch.

The Director, Translational Sciences position is a newly created leadership role supporting programs moving from Discovery into early clinical development. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the construction of translational data packages and should have an expertise in biomarker development and disease biology research. This role and department will serve as a pivotal bridge between Discovery Research and the later phase Clinical Development.


• Lead the design and execution of program translational strategies integrating both disease and pathway approaches to address target engagement and expression, patient segmentation and indication potential.

• Collaborate with Discovery to develop and implement clinical biomarkers.

• Develop a team of scientists to develop and validate novel assay and analyze and interpret clinical data, driving decision making for clinical assets.

• Manage in vitro and in vivo model development and testing

• Work with external CROs as needed

• Establish key opinion leader (KOL) relationships.


• PhD, MD or MD/PhD required.

• Minimum of 5-10 years of industry experience with at least 5 being within translational medicine. Depth of experience with several different therapeutic platforms (biologics, small molecules, and/or gene/RNA).

• Track record of developing and implementing impactful biomarker and translational plans is essential.

• Supervisory experience or leading matrix teams is required.

• Training in translational sciences or basic Immunology strongly preferred.

• Training in infectious disease is preferred but not required.

Recruiters Details

Research triangle park, NC, US
Job number:
Joanne Gehas
Posted At:
2 days ago
Job Function:
Clinical Research