Job ID: #9013

Director, mRNA Biology

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Management / Directors


Responsibilities of the Director, mRNA Biology:

  • Leading projects developing novel mRNA-based therapeutics and vaccines
  • Develop and optimize RNA technologies and synthetic RNA
  • Work with senior management on R&D strategy
  • Test molecules in both in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Help automate RNA processes
  • Troubleshoot assays and stay up to date on latest literature pertaining to mRNA platforms and functionality
  • Manage and mentor a team of junior associates and scientists
  • Assist in IP filings, abstracts, and scientific manuscripts
  • Manage external CROs and collaborators

Requirements of the Director, mRNA Biology:

  • PhD in life science discipline with 10+ years industry experience
  • Displayed experience in synthetic biology and RNA biology
  • Previous experience with mRNA and analytical development is highly desired
  • Strong molecular biology background and experience with mammalian cell systems
  • Expertise with in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Leadership skills to mentor and train
  • Evidence of strong scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a small start up environment

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