Associate Director | Discovery Biology

We are looking for an experienced and motivated cancer biologist to join the Discovery Biology group at Constellation in order to help drive cutting-edge oncology drug discovery programs. You will report to the Head of Discovery Biology and be a key scientific leader supporting Constellation’s drug discovery programs. We are #BrighterTogether.


How you will spend your day:

  • Providing scientific and strategic leadership to project teams to advance new small molecule drug discovery programs.
  • Leading a team of internal scientists on experimental design, execution, integrated data analysis, and interpretation
  • Contributing to the advancement of programs by developing cell-based assays to support drug discovery campaigns and designing in vitro and in vivo studies that support the mechanistic understanding and disease rationale for candidate targets
  • Collaborating with the functional genomics team to generate novel oncology target opportunities
  • Working as part of multi-disciplinary drug discovery project teams to advance programs from validation to clinical candidate selection
  • Interpreting, summarizing and presenting research findings at internal and external scientific meetings


Key things about you:

  • PhD or equivalent in Cell & Molecular Biology or related discipline. Expertise in chromatin biology or cancer epigenetics a plus
  • 5-10 years of relevant industry experience including as a project team lead/co-lead
  • Track record of productivity in oncology research as demonstrated by publications in high impact peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience leading small molecule oncology drug discovery project teams in various stages including target discovery/validation, lead optimization to IND-enabling studies
  • Demonstrated experience leading and supervising internal project teams as well as prior experience working with CROs or academic collaborators
  • Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and excellent problem-solving ability

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