Vice President, Biology

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, we’re developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. We take a purpose-driven approach by leveraging our unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure, HCM, ALS and SMA.

Reporting to the SVP of Research & NCD, the VP Discovery Biology is responsible for leading and managing the core biology teams at Cytokinetics including in vitro and in vivo biology. These teams are responsible for the full spectrum of target biology identification, and target protein identification and validation. In addition, these teams are responsible for understanding drug mechanism of action and in working with other teams at the company, including drug discovery and clinical development to integrate basic biological knowledge into the broader efforts of the company.

Employer: Cytokinetics
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: December 14th, 2018
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