|Publication date:||September 22 2020|
Flamingo Therapeutics is a privately held Belgian company and looking for a Chief Scientific Officer. The organization is launched in July 2019 as a spin-off from the VIB and University of Michigan. In January 2020, the company completed a substantial Series A financing round co-led by a strong syndicate of international investors. To focus on the next evolution of growth Flamingo is seeking a Chief Scientific Officer to lead the discovery and preclinical development of antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics to inhibit oncogenic long-non-coding RNA targets. The research activities of the company are located in Leuven, Belgium.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to be fully end-responsible over all R&D related aspects. You will be able to define the short- and long-term scientific vision/course, build up and manage a multi-disciplinary department, liaise and set-up collaborations with KOLs, help in partnering negotiations etc. Therefore, you will be instrumental to the success of the company. You can expect key accountabilities, such as providing general scientific leadership in a biotech startup company and providing leadership to discovery and preclinical programs. Thereby, you will build and maintain scientific relations with the Scientific Advisory Board and academic/industry collaborators and define and grow areas of strategic focus in alignment with the company’s objectives. You will also establish the company’s strategic R&D roadmap in order to meet goals and milestones as set by the board. You will grow a team of- and provide leadership to project leads/managers and technical staff. Additionally, you are going to maintain the highest quality of scientific foundations of the company’s drug discovery & Development process. You will provide other members of Senior Staff and/or external partners with continuous scientific input in the areas of business development, IP, clinical development, financial planning, regulatory matters, manufacturing, extramural funding processes and initiatives. Lastly, you will plan,direct and efficiently manage the R&D budget.In the role as QA/RA Director, you will review, rebuild and maintain the Quality and Regulatory strategy. You will also be busy with optimising and digitising workflows. You design best in class processes. Thereby, you will lead the QA/RA department of five colleagues and you are the main contact for the internal and external stakeholders.
To be successful in this position, you bring the following experience:
Personality wise, you recognise yourself in the following profile:
What can we offer?
In this role, you will have the opportunity to be fully end-responsible over all R&D related aspects inside a promising biotechnology company. You will be able to define the short and long term scientific vision/course, build up and manage a multi-disciplinary department, liaise and set-up collaborations with KOLs, help in partnering negotiations etc. Therefore, you will be instrumental to the success of the company. These responsibilities will come with a competitive salary package.
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