(Director Level to commensurate with experience)

We are looking for a scientific leader who will be responsible for providing research strategy and expertise in target biology and target identification focused on advancing disease target concepts into development. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Scientific Officer, and be an integral part of the Discovery and Delivery organization.  This role will have responsibility for leading research efforts across a range of therapeutic areas directed towards early stage research evaluation of new target proposals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance in the design and implementation of discovery stage drug development programs
  • Direct the execution of project plans to advance disease target concepts into drug development
  • Support product development by analyzing and interpreting studies focused on preclinical efficacy and mechanism of action
  • Attract, retain, and manage a strong target biology team across various functional areas and provide oversight and leadership consistent with scientific goals across the organization’s portfolio
  • Oversee preparation of key preclinical documents for regulatory submissions
  • Research and identify new opportunities and novel project ideas that support the company’s vision


  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or other scientifically-related field
  • 15+ years of post-doctoral or work experience required
  • 10+ years of drug discovery project/departmental leadership in biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry
  • Subject matter expert with high-level command of scientific literature in the field of drug discovery, translational research, or other related areas
  • Knowledge and understanding of mRNA therapeutics development is desirable
  • Highly analytical, decisive, and goal-oriented while maintaining the highest scientific and ethical standards
  • Innovative with proven people skills to manage a diverse and highly talented staff of individuals with varied experience
  • Must be motivated, creative, energetic, resourceful and flexible when managing new challenges and new ideas
  • Exceptional communicator with the ability to inspire confidence and has strong presentation skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong 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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