Director/Sr. Director, Discovery Biology

Ohana Biosciences is seeking an innovative and versatile Director of Discovery Biology to lead a talented team of scientists in driving cutting-edge science in the field of reproductive biology.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead early stage research focused on identifying novel mechanisms to improve success of assisted reproduction and prevent transmission of diseases from fathers to children

  • Manage, develop, and inspire a talented team of scientists across levels

  • Work both collaboratively and independently to design, plan and execute strategies that support research activities, project goals, and platform development with a keen eye to prioritization

  • Learn and implement new experimental techniques and approaches that can answer critical scientific questions to inform go/no go decisions

  • Develop and manage relationships and collaborations with key academic experts

  • Serve as a key contributor to the discovery and development of new innovations that will transform the field of reproductive medicine

What You’ll Bring

  • Demonstrated track record and passion for leading and growing a multifunctional research team in a fast-paced, dynamic organization with projects ranging from basic science to clinical development

  • Versatile experience with early stage discovery research across multiple therapeutics areas; experience in reproductive health is a plus

  • PhD in cell and/or molecular biology and 5+ years of scientific leadership experience in biotech/pharma

  • Experience with target identification and target validation a plus

  • Collaborative attitude with a strong work ethic and self-motivation

  • Ability to think critically and creatively

  • Comfort asking questions and seeking clarity, even when it is outside your main domain of expertise

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment

  • High level of adaptability and responsiveness to technical and business opportunities and needs

  • Comfort handling parallel tasks, identifying key areas of focus, and delivering within fast-paced deadlines

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to effectively communicate complex scientific concepts across functions

What We’ll Offer You

  • A dynamic early-stage work environment, with encouragement at all levels to be creative regarding new projects and product ideas

  • Participation in projects ranging from cutting-edge basic research to product development

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Opportunities for career development and advancement, including trainings, classes, and conferences

  • Daily on-site snacks, coffee, Bevi, and weekly catered lunches

  • Comprehensive, competitive healthcare (PPO) and dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and vision coverage through VSP

  • Commuter benefits

  • 15 vacation days and 10+ company-paid holidays

  • 401k retirement plan, disability and life insurance

Who We Are

Ohana Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company founded in 2016 by Flagship Pioneering, which has founded over 40+ breakthrough companies, including Seres Therapeutics, Agios, Rubius, Moderna, Editas, Denali, and Codiak, since 2000.

Ohana is revolutionizing the field of reproductive health with a novel platform of sperm-based technologies. We have created a best-in-class proprietary platform with field-defining applications including:

  • Developing life-changing products that will increase the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs);

  • Decreasing the risk of disease transmission from father to offspring; and

  • Delivering a non-hormonal, reversible, long-lasting male contraception.

Our mission is to provide couples and individuals the ability to decide when to have a family, and empower those struggling with infertility to have healthy children. Join us in transforming the field of reproductive health and creating technologies with the power to benefit our customers and transform the lives of their patients.

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