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Director Gene Therapy Non-Clinical Research at PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

Job Description:


The Director of Gene therapy non-clinical research will drive gene therapy translational research efforts in rare diseases to advance candidates from proof of concept through IND and BLA enabling pharmacology, toxicology and biomarker studies to support clinical development. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in internal and external research, pharmacology, CMC, clinical and regulatory to develop nonclinical research and development plans to support project teams and regulatory filings.


Primary duties/responsibilities:

The Director will design, execute, and interpret nonclinical studies for in-vitro and in-vivo studies supporting pharmacology, toxicology and biomarker studies.

He or she will work collaboratively with internal and external cross-functional sub teams, collaborators/consultants to plan and execute on the overall research and development plans. This individual will lead or actively participate in representing Nonclinical Research on cross-functional project teams and/or project sub teams.

This individual will also participate in program initiatives that further the strategic and business objectives of the company. The individual may be required to communicate program progress and issues to senior management, regulatory agencies as necessary, and at national and international conferences as appropriate.


  • Strong technical competency, organizational and prioritization skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to present technical information to both technical and non-technical audience is required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate sound judgement. Must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to build and foster cross-functional collaborations both within and external to the organization. Established ability to interact with various regulatory agencies.

* Minimum level of education and years of relevant work experience. See above

PhD in Neuroscience or related fields in Genetics, Ocular, Molecular biology ,Pharmacology, Toxicology with a minimum of  5-10 years’ experience of preclinical research and development experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. Equivalent experience may be accepted.

* Travel requirements : 0-20% of time

EEO Statement:

PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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