Company Overview
We are a leading mRNA therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction. Using our proprietary mRNA therapeutic platform (MRT), we create mRNA that encodes functional proteins. Our mRNA is delivered to the target cell where the cell’s own machinery recognizes it and translates it, restoring or augmenting protein function to treat or prevent disease.

At Translate Bio, we’re also passionate about our five core values: Put People First, Be Approachable, Act as One, Be Tenacious, and Be Bold. These values embody our culture and underscore our mission to bring mRNA therapeutics to all.

Job Summary
We are looking for a scientific leader who will be responsible for overseeing in vitro biological research in our pulmonary therapeutics division. The role will focus principally on advancing pulmonary disease target concepts through discovery and preclinical development. This will include serving as scientific program lead on certain programs as well as managing a diverse and talented team of cell and molecular scientists (both PhD and non-PhD). The candidate will also be expected to provide biological support and insight towards advancements in mRNA delivery to the lung and other platform-enabling innovations.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leading the in vitro pulmonary biology team
  • Serving as a scientific program lead on key preclinical programs
  • Partnering with in vivo pharmacology, program management, and other internal functions, as well as external collaborators and consultants, to achieve research milestones culminating in successful IND-filings
  • Managing line function and matrix program teams towards robust, thoughtful data generation that enables decision making and innovation
  • Presenting plans, progress, and risks
  • Providing strategic biological perspective on new targets and opportunities
  • Supporting and guiding senior executive decision-making processes
  • Coordinating with in vitro pharmacology, clinical, business development, legal, and finance to broadly build effective support of research efforts
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in life sciences or closely related field 
  • 10+ years of experience in scientific research in the pharma/biotech industry
  • Demonstratable evidence of success in drug discovery
  • Subject matter expert with high-level command of scientific literature pertaining to pulmonary diseases and pulmonary therapeutics. Working experience or familiarity with mRNA therapeutics preferred. 
  • Nuanced understanding of lung biology including but not limited to airway anatomy and physiology, molecular pathways, and cellular functions in normal and diseased settings, and models thereof  
  • Highly analytical, decisive, and goal-oriented
  • Highly resourceful with strong leadership skills and sound judgement
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Translate Bio is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.
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