We are seeking a director-level leader to establish a new team for high throughput analysis of designed zinc finger nucleases and transcription factors in mammalian cells. The successful candidate will coordinate with our design and research teams to develop leads of unsurpassed activity and specificity for use in genome and cellular engineering therapies. Initial responsibilities will include hiring key personnel, developing a strategic vision around group competencies and scope, and establishing state of the art screening facilities and processes that exceed industry standards. An ability to establish and enforce high quality standards for data generation and capture is especially critical, as screening output will be used both for choosing therapeutic leads and as training sets for improving algorithms and processes for protein design. Ultimate responsibilities will extend to development of novel approaches for assessing new types of designed genome modifying factors as well as designed nucleases and transcription factors at unprecedented scales. The position will report directly to senior management, with responsibility for motivating group structure, staffing and capabilities in light of company goals. The position requires creativity, adaptability, and constant innovation in pursuit of company goals. The environment is exciting and fast-paced, and offers the opportunity to work and publish at the cutting edge of cellular engineering research.
The above reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above duties are representative only; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.