Associate Director / Director – Neuroscience (1/2)

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Voyager Therapeutics is developing life-changing gene therapies for fatal and debilitating diseases of the nervous system. Our founders include scientific and clinical leaders in the fields of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy. Our management team has deep expertise and a track record of building exceptional life science companies.

We are currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Associate Director / Director in the Neuroscience Department within Research who shares our passion for the promise of gene therapy to transform the treatment of CNS diseases. The successful candidate will work with our multidisciplinary team in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is an ideal position for an individual with a strong background in CNS drug development, who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and cross-disciplinary start-up biotech environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead scientific projects / programs, and contributions to multiple pre-clinical gene therapy programs
  • Lead a team of biologists including PhD level scientists with a focus on in vivo and ex vivo studies and analysis
  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of new pipeline programs
  • Design studies for pre-clinical development and generate reports for regulatory submissions
  • Manage external collaborations and research studies

Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in the field of biology, pharmacology, or related discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years of industry experience in biotech/pharma drug development or equivalent
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated scientific leadership in neurodegenerative or neurological disease research and drug development
  • Experience in managing small drug discovery/research teams
  • Significant experience with in vivo pharmacology and efficacy studies using models of neurodegenerative disease
  • Drug discovery/pharmacology experience with gene therapy and viral vectors
  • Familiarity with patent applications and in-licensing efforts
  • Experience with clinical translation is highly preferred
  • Experience in program/project leadership including project plan generation, time line management and budget planning
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and capable of routinely and concisely presenting study results and implications
  • Proactive, highly organized, flexible, independent, and able to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Outstanding team player who is able to work effectively across departments and comfortable working on and prioritizing multiple projects at once

 

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