Opportunities

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Description and Responsibilities

Morphic Therapeutic is currently seeking a highly-motivated individual with extensive drug discovery leadership experience and strong scientific background to lead the fibrosis discovery research. The candidate will design and implement program strategies for anti-fibrotic therapies, and work with a cross-functional team to identify high-quality drug developmental candidates. This candidate will oversee a group of PhD and non-PhD scientists providing scientific and technical leadership to improve disease understanding and drive novel drug discovery in the fibrotic disease area. The candidate should be a fast-learner and highly results-oriented, possess critical and strategic thinking ability, have excellent communication skills, and collaborate effectively with both internal team and external collaborators.

Qualifications

Education:

Ph.D. or MD degree in life sciences with a minimum of 10 years of drug discovery experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated track record in the drug discovery programs and delivery of drug candidates into Development, preferably through IND
  • Extensive discovery project leadership experience (target validation, lead identification and optimization) with the ability to define strategy and work effectively across multiple teams
  • Broad knowledge of drug discovery processes (including screening strategies, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry or biotherapeutics, pharmaceutics/CMC, toxicology) and industry best-practices
  • Experience of fibrotic diseases or related therapeutic areas (e.g. cardiometabolic diseases) with knowledge of in vitro and in vivo models utilized in the fibrosis research.
  • Exceptional managerial skills with proven ability to mentor and grow employees to promote scientific excellence, and to lead by example to encourage collaboration across teams to achieve the company objectives.
  • Proven track record of fostering creativity, productivity, execution with a sense of urgency, teamwork, accountability, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Experience in establishing and managing external collaborations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Morphic Therapeutic is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that maximizes our employees’ development and achievement goals. We strive to treat each employee as an individual, as we seek to foster a spirit of teamwork to help change patients’ lives.  In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401K and a generous vacation and holiday schedule.

Description and Key Responsibilities

The role will suit an individual with a passion for science, strong problem solving skills, is highly motivated, with a sense of urgency to deliver in an early stage, fast paced biotech company.

  • Be a key driver of synthetic chemistry problem solving and strategy for multiple projects
  • Solve difficult synthetic organic chemistry challenges, both directly in lab, as well as intellectually. Design routes to key targets of interest
  • Communicate and enable external chemistry teams through these efforts with high efficiency
  • Work closely with multiple internal chemists to prioritize chemistry efforts to advance projects quickly in a collaborative manner
  • Mentor junior chemists in the lab to enhance their skills and productivity
  • Take responsibility for key Morphic equipment and tools to enhance department effectiveness
  • Participate in the design of drug-like molecules that utilize practical synthetic techniques to efficiently deliver compounds for biological testing
  • As a key member of Morphic’s scientific staff, positively influence Morphic’s overall scientific and corporate culture.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry with 0-3 years of research experience
  • Track record of innovation and creative problem solving as evidenced by completing the synthesis of complex molecules
  • Passionate about hands-on organic synthesis of small molecules with a broad knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry and synthetic methods including multi-step synthesis; in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with a wide range of techniques in synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization of novel compounds (NMR, LC-MS, HPLC, etc.).
  • Strong publication record in organic synthesis
  • Ability to utilize analytical tools to determine the structure of complex molecules
  • Flexible, open minded, tactful, creative and inclusive
  • Ability to guide external collaborations, in particular, external synthetic organic chemistry at CROs
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, known as an excellent member of teams working together to solve difficult scientific challenges

Morphic Therapeutic is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that maximizes our employees’ development and achievement goals. We strive to treat each employee as an individual, as we seek to foster a spirit of teamwork to help change patients’ lives. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401K and a generous vacation and holiday schedule.

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