Sage Therapeutics Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry in Cambridge, Massachusetts
SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for an important role that is responsible to lead our Medicinal Chemistry programs focusing on small molecule drugs for CNS disorders. A demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, start-up matrix environment will be essential as well as strong managerial and organization skills in an outsourced setting. A strong track record in drug discovery and chemistry team leadership is essential. The role requires an individual with a proven track record of delivering quality development candidates and an exceptional grasp of the entire interdisciplinary drug discovery process from lead generation to development candidate nomination. Additionally, the candidate will have demonstrated highly tuned people management, organizational and decision-making skills.
Roles and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Design, implement and execute medicinal chemistry strategies at various CRO’s.
Establish partnering strategies and effectively plan resource allocation to achieve team goals
Provide scientific and managerial leadership in an outsourced Medicinal Chemistry environment
The ability to work and influence drug discovery cross-functional teams is essential
Provide timely and well-organized reports to project teams and senior management team forums
Collaborate effectively with other departmental managers and functions.
Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, ability to identify issues and raise to key stakeholders in order to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations
Doctoral degree (PhD) or equivalent in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry
10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a strong track record of scientific innovation, and delivery of clinical candidates
In-depth knowledge of the entire drug R&D processes, expertise in ADME/PK, pharmacology, CMC, formulations and computational chemistry
A natural leader with effective organizational, interpersonal, communication and managerial skills who is able to motivate and inspire others
Demonstrated technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to effectively collaborate with others
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
Ability to foster positive working relationships across the organization; in particular with functional leads, program leads and senior leadership
Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes.
Strong team player that has a patient-centric approach and is solution oriented.
Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.
Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.
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