At Evotec’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, the Early Discovery Department is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated
Group Leader (f/m/d)
Target Identification/Functional Genomics
Full-time and permanent
to join our team of drug hunters within Evotec’s Integrated Drug Discovery organization, at our headquarter in Hamburg. Reporting to the Vice President of Early Discovery, you will lead a group focused on Target Identification and Validation using genetic approaches (Functional Genomics). Your role you will the design and execution of Target Identification and validation workflows to identify and validate targets at various stages of preclinical development stage across different therapeutic areas.
Your key responsibilities:
Play a key scientific role in leading multiple projects in the area of Target Identification, Validation and Functional Genomics across different therapeutic areas
Assume responsibility for matrix leadership and management of project teams, interfacing externally with clients and internally disease and technology expert teams.
Lead and mentor a group of skilled scientists and their teams, providing strong guidance and expertise in Target Identification, Validation and Functional Genomics
Pro-actively integrate your group into the integrated drug discovery framework at Evotec
Facilitate the attainment of project goals with high speed and quality, thereby achieving high customer satisfaction
Represent Evotec’s capabilities in Target Identification, Validation and Functional Genomics to potential new clients and collaborators
Drive the preparation and review of scientific proposals for clients in order to generate new business opportunities
Guide resource allocation in a dynamic environment meeting business requirements and timelines
Identify and champion new ideas that contribute to the achievement of business goals
Lead the development and implementation of new or expanded technical capabilities that will impact future customer and research projects
Your ideal qualifications:
Ph.D. in Biology, Medicine, Pharmacology or a relevant discipline and several years of working experience in Pharmaceutical industry, Biotech, or in a CRO setting after PostDoc
A proven background in genetic Target Identification, Validation and Functional Genomics with a track record of contributing to the delivery or validation of targets for pre-clinical development
Hands on experience in CRISPR or RNAi based screening a must
Demonstrated leadership across functions in early phase drug discovery projects
Proven line management skills
Clear and open communication style to interact effectively across functional, geographic and cultural boundaries within the Company and externally
Dynamic personality with high levels of drive, enthusiasm and commitment and ability to cope with pressure
Self-starting ability and capability of working with a wide degree of autonomy and independence.
Broad understanding and expertise in drug discovery activities beyond Target Identification and Validation, such as in vitro pharmacology and phenotypic drug discovery would be a strong plus
Experience with application of functional genomic approaches in iPS derived or primary cell models would be a plus
Fluency in written and spoken English, German advantageous
A permanent position within a vigorous and exciting professional environment promoted by an open culture and a spirit of community
A diverse, international workforce with a dynamic working environment that fosters creativity, innovations and teamwork
Capital forming benefits, flexible working hours, holiday pay, and annual bonus depending on performance
. We are looking forward to get to know you and to your application.