Neuro VPoC DPU Biology Program Leader
Collegeville , Pennsylvania
April 05, 2017
Basic qualifications:
• Profound demonstrated expertise (>10 years) in Neuropharmacology and/or Neurobiology and ancillary disciplines.
• Demonstrated track record of successfully leading and delivering discovery programs involving all relevant disciplines throughout all phases of discovery.
• Significant experience in outsourcing/partnering and assessing data quality from CROs and collaborators.

Preferred qualifications:
• Independent, curious and externally facing passionate neuroscientist enjoying to learn about new areas and driving programs in a virtual setting with global CROs and/or academic institutions as well as with support of GSK in-house resources from target validation to proof of concept.
• Ability to work together with the virtual Neuroscience PoC DPU team across several projects with the aim to jointly deliver our portfolio. Work collaboratively with groups outside and within the GSK organization in a matrix organization.
• Interface with external experts to identify and critically evaluate innovative scientific opportunities.
• Perform evaluations of In-licensing opportunities including competitive intelligence and capable of assessing biological partnering opportunities (i.e. target validation, biological and pharmacological rational, translation etc.).
• Strong team player with good communication skills.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to clearly describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


The Neuroscience Virtual Proof-of-Concept Discovery Performance Unit (Neuro VPoC DPU) Biology Program Leader is responsible for leading the biology and translational medicine aspects of drug discovery programs. The successful candidate will identify and lead Neuroscience projects for the unit to build the portfolio and to deliver new treatments for patients. Neuro VPoC DPU is a small hand selected team of highly accomplished drug hunters aiming to transform Neuroscience RnD by flexible using cutting edge external partners as well as the best GSK internal platform support. Being 'virtual' means we do not have wet labs within our nimble externally facing, biotech-like unit allowing our members to act highly independently in driving our projects by partnering with the best science available.

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