Head of Early Research Biology
Posted on 3/24/2023
Relay Therapeutics

51-200 employees

Clinical-stage precision medicine company
Company Overview
Relay Therapeutics' mission is to make small molecule medicines against precision medicine targets with their objective being to make the discovery of medicines both more efficient and effective.
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Biology & Biotech
  • You have earned a Ph.D in biology
  • You know what successful small molecule drug discovery and development looks like
  • You bring 15+ years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience in small molecules drug discovery
  • You have a track record of leadership, innovation, and collaboration with the demonstrated ability to lead groups of scientists
  • You know how to partner closely with experts and leaders across research and portfolio management
  • You have a track record of developing strong partnerships with other leaders in research
  • You have a reputation for being an effective leader who can energize and motivate your teams and develop your employees
  • You are a clear, candid, and concise communicator - whether in person, by phone/ email, or in front of an audience presenting
  • You are passionate about early research biology, think mechanistically about a target, and have a strong strategic mind
  • Think mechanistically about targets and how to modulate their function in a disease-relevant way and have an ability to integrate disciplines to address key biological questions
  • Build and foster collaborations across disciplines - chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, protein sciences, structural biology, discovery technologies, and pharmacology
  • Oversee biology activities on new targets entering the portfolio, help cross disciplinary teams validate target modulation hypotheses to develop lead molecules to establish cellular proof of concepts
  • Mentor and manage the early research biology team, providing scientific leadership, technical expertise on multiple projects and help develop our next generation of scientific leaders
  • Be a member of the Early Research Leadership team where you'll influence program progression and direction, as well as portfolio strategy