Director of Molecular Therapeutics

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
September 02 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Project Manager

Director of Molecular Therapeutics

(Lead Research Project Manager) 

Center for Addiction Research


University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Center for Addiction Research (CAR) – Galveston, Texas


The Center for Addiction Research is striving to build effective collaborations among scientists with the varying expertise required to advance our understanding of the science of substance use disorders (SUDs). The CAR is composed of faculty across the UTMB campus with interests in SUD research and education.  Drug overdose deaths, misuse, and substance use disorders (SUDs) constitute a major, high-impact health problem in the U.S. where drug overdose deaths claimed a reported 88,990 people over a 12-month study period. 




The Director of Molecular Therapeutics (Lead Research Project Manager) works with Principal Investigator, study team and senior department administration to assure that project budgets and schedules are executed in a timely manner. The Director will coordinate the Research & Development activities for novel medical chemistry compounds and drive them towards the FDA IND. The ideal candidate must possess a deep understanding of drug discovery, and have a track record of excellence in comparable environments.


Ideal Candidate Requirements:




  • Holds a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field.
  • Has five or more years of related experience. (project management experience is an asset).
  • Creates and monitors research project work plans and revises as appropriate.
  • Actively mitigates regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Coordinates the collection and analysis of data and the development of project related documents.
  • Ensures research project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Provides team leadership through mentoring.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.

Income Package:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, educational background and is 100% grant funded.  In addition, UTMB offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program, a relocation allowance as well as other potential incentives.   




Living in South Houston and Galveston, TexasGalveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US.  More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website:




For more information, please submit an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) to,

Skott Harrington at:   


UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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