Large Molecule Research Project Head
Company: Principia Biopharma Inc.
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Sanofi tirelessly continues its path towards becoming a
world-class biologics organization and it is expanding the
capabilities in this area. The Large Molecules Research Platform
(LMRP) organization consists of five sites, and approximately 550
personnel focused on antibodies, nanobodies and synthorins as
therapeutic modalities. Our platform enables and partners closely
with other research platforms and Sanofi's therapeutic areas
(Immunology, Oncology, Rare Disease and Neurology) in the discovery
and ultimate delivery of new candidate molecules into our
To continue to build on our success in these efforts we are
seeking an individual with experience in drug discovery and
development to oversee LMR activities in support of the progression
of biologic therapeutic projects. The LMR Project Head leads the
LMR research activities of a drug discovery project from initiation
up to the entry into development. She/he would lead the LMR
interdisciplinary team for a flawless execution of the agreed
strategy, serve as a member of the Core Team and represent LMR in
the extended research project team. The LMR Project Head would lead
multiple projects simultaneously and will report to the Head of US
This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of accomplished
scientists focused on the design and realization of advanced
therapeutic modalities, including multi-specific antibodies such as
those that have recently entered the clinic (see: DOI:
10.1126/science.aan8630 and DOI: 10.1038/s43018-019-0004-z).
Define and drive the execution of the operational plan across
LMR functions in terms of strategy, timeline, resources and
Build the operational plan, coordinate and track all project
activities in order to allow optimal progress and decision making
(e.g. manage budgets for outsourcing LMR related activities,
meetings, timelines, reports, external contacts etc.).
Lead and motivate the LMR project team to be high performers and
ensure execution of functional plans along agreed timelines,
monitor sub-teams to drive execution of plans against strategy.
Identify and request resources required for the project; ensure
resources are assigned and aligned within global LMR.
Be responsible for quality and accuracy of project data as well
as reporting to LMR leadership, therapeutic area heads and working
group, and the Research Project Team.
Be responsible for timely completion of required project and
portfolio tools and reports; track and document project
Assist IP in defining the patent strategy and drafting patent
- Assist in the preparation of the project budget and resource
Operational excellence: project- and results-oriented, delivers
on agreed objectives and on time; demands and drives scientific
rigor and quality of execution; strives for more-better-faster.
Organizational leadership: teamwork; decision making; ability to
set clear directions and objectives, and to
motivate/engage/guide/empower teams to execute; ability to embrace
and implement organizational change.
Problem solving: ability to deal with priority/timelines/cost
constraints and performance trade-offs; negotiation and conflict
- Professional communication and influencing: Ability to set-up
and communicate organization priorities and to get buy-in from
relevant stakeholders; ability to properly manage
Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a
culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed;
religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital,
domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender
identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation;
disability; veteran or military status or liability for military
status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood
trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to
genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we
operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap
into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and
have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be
leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and
customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people,
their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for
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