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Director of Lead Discovery Biotech

Company: Hengenix Biotech, Inc.
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Lead Discovery

Hengenix Biotech, Inc., located in Milpitas, CA, focuses on developing and delivering high-quality, innovative, and affordable medicine to patients worldwide to treat a range of chronic and life-threatening diseases with a focus in immune oncology.

We are seeking an expert in antibody lead discovery to join our growing innovation and immune oncology focused team.

This position will report to the VP of Protein and will be responsible for supporting new projects and ongoing IND enabling programs. Furthermore, support on selection and validation of new targets and new formats and development of the Discovery and innovative pipeline.
If you are looking for a place where you can use your innovative skills to impact the strategy of the company, while remaining close to the lab and the science, we would like to hear from you.


- Lead and execute lead antibody generation and characterization including utilizing diverse source (na--ve, immunized) and platforms (display, hybridoma, B cell)
- Timely delivery of lead candidates for Hengenix' drug discovery programs
- Be a lead discovery expert for Hengenix drug discovery projects
- Bring new technology platforms for lead discovery to Hengenix
- Manage direct reports and coach/mentor junior staffs

Candidate Requirements:

- Ph.D., or equivalent with 10+ years lead discovery experience
- Strong hands-on knowledge in antibody discovery, experience in protein engineering is a plus
- Demonstrated record of scientific accomplishments and a technology leader in therapeutic antibodies discovery
- Strong people leadership and management skills
- Experience with lead discovery by phage display, hybridoma and/or single B cell culture
- Experience in high throughput screening such as ELISA, FACS and SPR/OCTET
- Deep understanding of biologics drug discovery, demonstrated experience of critically analyzing and solving complex scientific problems
- Ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary scientific team
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with a proven ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, precise, and actionable manner to diverse teams

Successful leaders and contributors within Hengenix are:

- Driven . You will be focused on the achievement of Hengenix' innovation mission and major corporate goals.
- Results-focused . Demonstrated record of exceeding stretch goals, and willing to bring creative problem-solving skills to challenges along the way
- Learner . You will enjoy learning and being involved in the content of our whole business, thriving on a very fast-paced and growing business
- Collaborative . You will have demonstrated the ability to achieve objectives across complex projects and organizational structures
- Process-oriented, yet flexible . You will appreciate and be able to create and drive process, while also recognizing when flexibility is needed.
- Transparent and Articulate . You will have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders
- Independent . You will be able to self-organize and operate effectively without significant day-to-day oversight, while staying tightly connected to key leaders and teams across the company

At Hengenix, we celebrate our differences. We value the power of a diverse array of folks who bring all of themselves to their work. We embrace cultural, cognitive, social, and professional diversity because we know the only way we're going to make new cures possible is by working together.

Keywords: Hengenix Biotech, Inc., Milpitas , Director of Lead Discovery Biotech, Executive , Milpitas, California

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