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We are an early stage Biotechnology company focusing on GPCRs.

Director- Targeted Oncology. GPCR THERAPEUTICS, USA
The Company

Join an exciting venture-backed startup in San Carlos with a novel approach for targeting GPCRs. Located in San Carlos, CA and in S. Korea, GPCR Therapeutics, Inc., is a venture backed startup company developing pharmaceuticals against G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) based on cutting-edge technology. The company has discovered specific GPCR heteromers which, when formed, result in enhanced cell signaling. Drugs that target disease-specific heteromers in cancer are under development.


Main Role and Responsibilities for Director of Targeted Oncology

GPCR Therapeutics, USA is now building a foundational R&D team and is looking for a highly motivated and independent Director to join our team. In this key role, you will have a significant impact on driving our portfolio by advancing cancer therapies from discovery to IND-enabling studies. Your activities would include providing strategic guidance on target selection, validation and program prioritization. In this role, you will report to the CSO and be responsible for driving the advancements of our Targeted Oncology programs.


Key Responsibilities

Critically contribute to preclinical strategy, vision, and operation to progress pipeline.
Review and prioritize portfolio and drive studies to enhance our progress and patent portfolio.
Develop and lead detailed in vivo experimental pre-clinical studies conducted internally as well as externally through CROs.
Lead, facilitate and document project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, ensuring alignment with internal functional groups and leadership.
Establish and maintain functionally integrated project schedules to enable accurate project analyses, identification of critical path activities and areas of resource constraint.
Oversee project management activities, scenario planning, identify and manage project objectives, work plans, timelines, budgets, providing formal and informal status updates to stakeholders as needed.
Contribute to the design and implementation of clinical biomarker strategy for our clinical programs.
Work closely with external collaborators to review data, prioritize workplan and drive program progression.
Assist in reviewing and prioritizing external Business Development opportunities.
Interface with Senior Management team on project requirements, status review, and key development decisions.

Personal Qualities:

Demonstrated strong work ethic, curiosity to learn and a self-starter who takes initiative
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Decisive and ability to work independently
Demonstrated leadership skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Can streamline workflow and multitask to contribute to a fast-paced collaborative environment
Ability to take on new responsibilities as needed
A team player who can collaborate effectively across multiple functional groups
Highly tolerant and respectful of all members of a small startup company
Ideal Educational Requirements and Experience:

PhD in Biology, Immunology, or related discipline with > 10 years of relevant experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
Experience in leading drug discovery teams is required.
Possess in-depth knowledge of on vivo and in vitro assay design, validation, and application to drug discovery.
Knowledge of Oncology, Immunology and immuno-oncology is essential
General knowledge of GPCRs is a significant plus.
Experience balancing CRO and internal resources to solve problems and drive progress.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work seamlessly with multiple drug discovery teams to deliver high quality research support.
Demonstrated track record of success in drug discovery as evidenced by contribution to progression of novel development candidates into the clinic, a significant publication record in journals, patents, and presentations.
Strong organizational skills: ability to manage priorities across multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability and willingness to learn and adopt emerging technologies to drug discovery process.
Willingness to wear multiple hats.
Must travel to Korea periodically.
Legally authorized to work in the US

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate of a young startup in Silicon Valley, plus generous stock option allocations and benefits.


Corporate Culture at GPCR Therapeutics, USA

We are a small company that fosters a respectful, friendly, informal, and non-hierarchical work environment. We embrace rigorous and meticulous science with a belief in continuous growth and learning. We strive for excellence in performance and quality of work, and at the same time, we believe in maintaining a healthy work/life balance.


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