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Director or Associate Director, RNA Biology

Ribometrix, INC
Durham, NC 27709
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Ribometrix is committed to delivering on the promise of addressing human disease through novel scientific insight into the structure of RNA. Unlike traditional drug discovery methodologies that target the product of RNA (proteins), we believe small molecule therapeutics can be designed to interact with RNA to deliver a meaningful therapeutic benefit to patients living with disease.

We are a team of individuals driven by the spirit of innovation, collaboration, empowerment, and integrity who are committed to the goal of helping patients with our novel therapeutic approach.

If you are looking for an opportunity to pioneer new science, collaborate with great people, and ultimately help those in need, then Ribometrix may be the place for you.

We are seeking a highly motivated Director or Associate Director of RNA Biology to join our team. The Director or Associate Director will report to the VP, RNA Biology and will be responsible for leading and/or managing multiple employees and research areas in the RNA Biology group. Success in this position will require an individual who has experience supervising a group in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with a drive to continually improve and execute within projected timelines, and who can collaborate effectively cross-functionally. Actual title will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing one or more functional areas of the RNA Biology group, driving cutting edge science and effectively managing personnel, resources and timelines.
  • Leading programs as RNA Biology leader/program co-leader and communicating program status and challenges to the broader Ribometrix research organization.
  • Working collaboratively at the interface of RNA biology and drug discovery with Ribometrix scientists to add value to all research areas of the company.
  • Leading by example to promote our Ribometrix core values: Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Empowerment, Resilience, and Fun.

  • PhD in molecular biology, chemical biology, chemistry, biophysics, computational biology, genetics, or similar, with state-of-the-art knowledge of the RNA field.
  • 10+ years of drug discovery in an industrial setting.
  • Proven track record of managing a group, with at least three direct reports.
  • Proven track record of driving programs or initiatives to milestones.
  • Expertise in an area of RNA science (e.g. RNA biology, RNA processing, translation, splicing, RNA biophysics, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proactive communication skills, and strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • A work ethic, sense of urgency, adaptability, and enthusiasm that will allow the successful candidate to thrive in a fast-paced, cutting edge research environment.

Ribometrix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Recruiting Agencies, Please Note:

Ribometrix will not accept unsolicited assistance from recruiting/search agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by recruiting or search agencies to any employee at Ribometrix via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search/recruitment agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ribometrix. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ribometrix as a result of the referral or through other means.


Posted: 2021-03-21 Expires: 2021-04-22

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