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Principal Scientist

Last update 2024-04-18
Expires 2024-04-17
ID #2101203751
Principal Scientist
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne,
Modified April 4, 2024


RNA Therapeutics Biotech Drug Development The Company Our client is a Melbourne-based, venture capital funded biotechnology company, developing innovative medicines for chronic inflammation.

Acknowledging the inherent challenges of early-stage drug discovery, they are building a team who value hard work, persistence, inclusivity, open-mindedness, and enjoy a challenge.

In doing so, their goal is to advance their RNA therapeutics technology and create new treatment options for difficult-to-treat inflammatory diseases.

The Role Reporting to the CEO, you will establish and manage a new, shared lab space and play a leading role in the research and development of novel therapeutics.

You will add value at each stage of the development process by applying your own combination of scientific expertise, strategic thinking, and perseverance in solving complex challenges.

While experience with RNA therapeutics is desirable, what's more important will be your ability to: Working effectively with the scientific founders, the CEO, and patent attorneys for our client to not only drive the preclinical research program, but also support the broader development strategy.

Design and implement experimental approaches to explore extending the potential therapeutic utility of our client's RNA technology.

Effectively manage relationships with university groups conducting the non-clinical pharmacology programmes while capturing, managing, and drawing key conclusions from their data.

Provide expert scientific guidance and advice to support the CEO in developing communication material for internal reporting, investor presentations, and pharma partnering meetings.

Support the compilation and writing of the EU IMP dossier and/or IND data package, in consultation with company's expert advisors, consultants and senior management.

Assist in and coordinating applications for non-diluting funding (e.g., government grants).

Maintain confidentiality, security, and protection of our client's proprietary IP, assisting with the management and development of the IP strategy and patent applications.

The Requirements Ph D in cell or molecular biology, or a related field, with considerable postdoctoral research experience in drug discovery, pharmacology, and/or preclinical drug development.

An excellent understanding of the drug development process, with at least 3 years' experience working on similar projects within industry or applied research roles, with a record of innovating solutions to complex challenges.

Experience managing internal and external stakeholders, including junior researchers, CROs, vendors, and multi-disciplinary teams, to deliver high-quality data that meets key scientific, regulatory, and commercial objectives.

Strong documentation and records management skills relevant to regulatory and patenting processes.

The Application: To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please email any questions you may have to or call 1300 063 932 to arrange a confidential discussion with Mark Thomas.

To apply, visit our website at and click Apply Now to submit a copy of your current CV and cover letter for consideration.

Please note that there is flexibility in the position title for this role and the exact title offered will reflect the experience level of the successful incumbent.

This role is a more senior replacement of the "Senior Scientist" role recently advertised by us, and we encourage prospective applicants to consider these heightened prerequisites before applying.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Principal scientist

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