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Sr Researcher, Research and External Science & Innovation

Research & Development
188599 Requisition #
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·       A passion and curiosity to explore new areas of biology and envisioning new breakthrough therapies.

·       A strong desire to gain experience in drug discovery and development, contributing to new drug programs, and gain exposure to business development activities, including evaluating and investing in biotechs.


Preferred Skills/Qualification

·       Desire and ability to translate scientific knowledge into practical drug discovery and development programs. The ability to discriminate truly promising science from those that are high risk, low probability scientific/clinical/commercial.

·       Unbiased, data craving, and, data driven: The ability to efficiently evaluate science and succinctly summarize; Able to see larger picture while dealing with scientific details.

·       Curious, a scientific extravert: desire to proactively reach out to literature and experts. 

·       Team oriented with high self-awareness and emotional quotient to “read” people and situations.

·       Flexible: Ability to work in a virtual/matrix environment; Adeptly working both as an individual contributor, with supervision, and cooperatively in a team setting; Thrive within a fast-paced cross-functional environment while prioritizing several competing tasks and demands.

·       Effective, Trusted Communicator:  Approachable, a good listener and trusted confidant; Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

·       Team Player: Trusted team member of RESI and garner the respect of people from other organizations.

·       Aspirational: A desire to develop future career opportunities within the pharma/biotech/start-up/ or/venture capital ecosystem.



·       Ph.D. and or M.D., ideally with post-doctoral experience in an innovative area of neuroscience that complements internal capabilities. Such examples include, but by no means are limited to, gene therapy, RNAi, transcriptional mechanisms, protein misfolding, autophagy, microbiome, microglia/neuroinflammation, senescence, and others.



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