Director/Associate Director, Oncology/Immunology

Beijing (CN)
Competitive compensation
July 03 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Director/Associate Director, Oncology/Immunology

Position Description:

The successful candidate will play a key leadership role in building and managing BeiGene’s biologics platform and leading a team of internal & external biologists working across multiple programs. The person will also represent biologics department on cross-functional teams involved in developing strategy, assessing and making go/no-go decisions, as well as serving as biologics project leader on selected programs. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as biology leader within cross-functional project teams to evaluate, prioritize and set strategy to positively influence project direction and timelines.
  • Drive quality and speed to meet department and company goals.
  • Lead and grow biologics team.
  • Act as a high functioning drug discoverer and influential scientist within BeiGene.
  • Act as a resource and mentor to team members.
  • Build, manage and motivate a team of internal biologists.
  • Build strong working relationships with fellow BeiGene colleagues, key external advisors and collaborators.
  • Communicate project updates and make strategic recommendations to BeiGene senior leaders.

Qualifications include:

  • PhD in immunology/oncology/cell biology or related disciplines with more than 6 years relevant industry experience in a biopharmaceutical setting with extensive experience leading biologics drug discovery project teams from lead optimization to IND-enabling studies.
  • Recognized as a leader in the field with a strong publication record in the areas of cancer, immunology and/or immuno-oncology.
  • Experience leading and managing biology teams in a matrix organization.
  • Experience of hiring, managing and developing direct reports.
  • Experience leading programs at all stages of biologics drug discovery from lead generation to candidate nomination.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/ initiatives in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to analyze complex multi-dimensional data, generate conclusions and recommend next steps.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and drive towards scientific goals in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Able to help shape inter-disciplinary strategies and initiatives.

Minimum requirements:

The candidate will have a track record of successful contributions to, and leadership of, innovative biologics drug discovery projects. The person will have 6+ years of biologics drug discovery experience and possess a PhD in a relevant biological science. A strong background in immuno-oncology is preferred. He or she will have significant experience supervising other scientists.

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