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Associate Director, Molecular Biology
Pittsburgh, PA

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My client is expanding and seeks an Associate Director to assist with oncology drug discovery and development.  The ideal candidate will come from a biotech background and take on the following tasks:

  • Lead a team responsible for providing molecular biology support for target validation and antibody discovery and development efforts.
  • Design molecular and cellular laboratory strategies and experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results.
  • Function as the SME for design and execution of molecular biology-based experiments for supporting multiple target programs.
  • Design and execute assay development, optimization, and validation of molecular biology techniques.
  • Manage internal and outsourced protein production capabilities to support preclinical research programs.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for driving of science with urgency to bring new therapies to patients.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • PhD and 5+ years of industry experience with a primary focus on molecular biology-based method development for biologic products development.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with various molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, CRISPR, protein engineering techniques, and more.
  • Management experience of internal and external resources.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Solid understanding of the drug discovery process from lead discovery through late pre-clinical discovery preferred.

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