Project Team Leader

  • South San Francisco, CA
  • Full Time
  • R&D

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus, for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

Calico is seeking an exceptional Project Team Leader (PTL) to lead therapeutic development teams for programs ranging from early drug discovery to Phase 2 clinical trials. The successful candidate will lead a cross-functional team responsible for developing compounds as the program transitions from early lead discovery, through candidate and indication selection to IND filing and exploratory clinical development. The PTL will be expected to partner with key stakeholders to define the vision and drug discovery and development strategy for the program and to provide experienced leadership and direction to the cross-functional team. Additionally, the PTL will be responsible for interacting with Calico’s partners, including AbbVie, to coordinate all program activities and manage the project’s resources and expenses. The PTL will be expected to drive both strategic and operational decisions, through a deep understanding of the target biology, candidate optimization, use of translational disease models to evaluate therapeutic indication selection and clinical development.

Position requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline plus Post-Doc and a successful track record of leading program teams from drug discovery through clinical proof of concept. She or he should have at least 7 years of industry experience in drug development, including experience in non-clinical and early clinical drug development. The ideal candidate should have exceptional decision-making and analytical skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a proven ability to promote collaborations.

This is an individual contributor role with high visibility and impact. The individual will not have direct reports. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 




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