Join the Spark Team
We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable - until now.
We don't follow footsteps. We create the path.
The Molecular Engineering Research Lead will manage one or more research programs as part of the Discovery group within Translational Research. S/he will be responsible for expanding and/or developing novel capabilities related to directed evolution and molecular design.
The Molecular Engineering Research Lead position supports translational research of gene therapies including:
40% - Lead a team of scientists initiating and developing discovery programs through to preclinical development. Mentor and develop staff. Participate in evaluation of external BD and collaboration opportunities. Ensure departmental goals and objectives are met and aligned to the broader organizational goals and objectives.
30% - Devise and evaluate novel strategies to address limitations of current gene therapy approaches through protein design, engineering and evolution. Design and trouble-shoot experiments based on personal experience and literature review. Prepare and deliver scientific presentations at internal and external meetings.
10% - Set project priorities, plan workload, manage resource and personnel scheduling
10% - Prepare sample analysis reports, study reports, etc.
10% - Hands-on execution of experiments on the bench.