Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated scientist to serve as the Director of Protein Engineering for the Stanford ChEM-H Knowledge Centers, a series of collaborative research facilities that promote translation of scientific discoveries through access to expertise, mentorship, and equipment. The Director of Protein Engineering will play a critical role in enabling projects supported by Stanford's Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA) that result in the identification of antibodies or other proteins as drug prototypes. Candidates should be self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team in a start-up-like environment within the University.
The Director of Protein Engineering will be a member of the scientific leadership team of the ChEM-H Knowledge Centers, which also include experts in high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, metabolomics, and structural biology. The candidate will apply significant biopharmaceutical industry experience in therapeutic protein and antibody discovery and development to a portfolio of competitively selected projects and will also play a key role in identifying new projects from Stanford's faculty laboratories for IMA's protein therapeutics pipeline. The role will require hands-on mentorship of faculty and students, management of technical staff, and oversight of shared laboratory equipment. The Director of Protein Engineering will also manage relationships with external alliances and contract research organizations. Each day will bring a new set of objectives as you:
Make decisions that establish objectives for the overall direction or operation of IMA's protein and antibody therapeutics portfolio.
Establish scientific collaborations with ChEM-H Faculty Fellows and their trainees that leverages your knowledge of protein engineering, pharmacology and related industrial experience.
Manage staff within the Knowledge Center, which includes recruiting, hiring, developing, evaluating and setting priorities; manage business, technical, and educational activities for direct reports and key faculty and trainees with supported portfolio projects.
Identify, clarify, and resolve issues with strategic impact and substantial significance, which span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
Collaborate with others on the direction of activities relevant to long-term objectives. Develop strategies to ensure effective achievement of objectives.
Develop policies and procedures as they relate to academic or program activities.
Implement, evaluate and maintain quality control standards to ensure program success.
Establish, oversee and manage financials and schedule for large programs and/or multiple projects.
Recommend the adoption of emerging technologies and the development of new methods and approaches.
Negotiate with internal departments and external agencies with authority to commit resources and effort.
Serve as a liaison to senior management, cross-functional areas, schools and external organizations such as sponsors and government agencies.
*Please note this position will require the following:
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Some local travel
Occasional overnight travel within CA and out of state.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
A bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Biopharmaceutical industry experience in therapeutic protein engineering, therapeutic antibody design, and/or related topics in molecular and cellular pharmacology.
Experience leading, managing, motivating and developing technical staff.
Experience leading complex scientific, engineering or technical research projects or programs.
Detailed understanding of relevant business and technical knowledge and problem resolution.
Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific methodologies, specifications, and information.
Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
Exceptional customer relationship and consensus building skills.
Ability to influence and establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
Ability to resolve complex issues quickly and make decisions that meet university objectives in a collaborative culture.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Ph.D. in bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemical biology, chemistry, biology, or a related scientific field.
Prior experience in technical and nontechnical writing.
Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
Experience in managing technical tasks performed by Contract Research Organizations (CROs).
What is Stanford ChEM-H?
Stanford ChEM-H is a new interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute was founded as a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents a unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking products and services that promote healthy living, and to educate a new cadre of physician-scientist-engineers who will lead a rapidly evolving industry. The institute's Knowledge Centers serve as shared laboratories where trainees from diverse disciplines in science, engineering and medicine pursue projects under the mentorship of the center's Directors, thereby gaining hands-on skills in high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, metabolomics, protein chemistry, and structural biology.
What is the IMA?
The Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA) emerged out of Stanford's Long Range Vision, and seeks to accelerate the translation of Stanford research discoveries into new medicines while expanding our knowledge of human biology.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
How to Apply
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
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