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Director, Tri-I TDI

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
04/27/2018
2018-04-272018-06-23
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Provides strategic and operational leadership for a multi\-institutional collaborative program for small molecule, antibody and biologics drug discovery and development within the Tri\-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute \(Tri\-I TDI\)\.







Job Responsibilities







+ Oversees and manages day\-to\-day operations, including advising the Board of Directors on setting strategic direction, hiring and supervising professional, technical and administrative support staff and preparing/managing an annual budget\.



+ Provides technical guidance and assistance to faculty\. Oversees developing and in\-sourcing assays to labs within the academic institutions, or out\-sourcing assays when appropriate\.



+ Manages the Scientific Advisory Committee, both in terms of membership and output\. Recruits, selects and guides projects\. Recommends adoption or termination of projects\.



+ Educates tri\-institutional faculty and trainees about the process of drug discovery and development via multiple modalities including organizing courses, workshops, seminars\. Supervises a postdoctoral fellows program and provides one\-on\-one mentoring\.



+ Apprises the tri\-institutional Boards of TDI activities and assists in philanthropic fund raising\. Provides advice on strategies for licensing TDI projects\. Provides oversight of TDI tech transfer operations\.



+ Works closely with and supervises industry partners' seconded chemists on\-site or at other sites\. Liaises with off\-site industry partners' personnel as needed\.



+ Develops and enhances external networks with service providers, local and state governments, other collaborating institutions, the press, philanthropy and other commercial and academic interested parties that benefit TDI programs\.







Education







+ PhD



+ Medical Degree \(MD\)







Experience







Approximately 10\+ years of drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry and within academia, with demonstrated experience in managing a drug discovery organization\.







MD and/or PhD degree with a demonstrable record of success in therapeutic discovery, ideally in multi\-therapeutic domains\.







Track record of assisting in identifying and, ideally, developing top\-tier talent in an







academic, corporate or related setting\.







Extensive knowledge of the in vitro and in vivo pharmacology models coupled with an







appreciation for the critical issues ever\-present in drug discovery and development\.







Familiarity with antibody discovery, engineering and development\.







Background in translating basic or applied research into clinical trials and/or development of successful diagnostic, therapeutic or other relevant technology is ideal\.







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Exceptional leadership skills\.



+ Awareness of the financial and business aspects of therapeutic discovery\.



+ A sense of urgency and ability to deliver results\.



+ Excellent communication skills to be highly adept at working with varied stakeholders, both academic and commercial, as well as accountable to a Board of Directors\.



+ Ability to independently solve problems related to CRO monitoring and management\.



+ Ability to charismatically command the respect of the academic community and inspire its participation in the TDI\.



+ Ability to play an active role in identifying and nurturing opportunities, ultimately promoting TDIs agenda to its partners\.







Licenses and Certifications







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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