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External Innovation Director

Exelixis, Inc.
Alameda, CA 94501
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Position Description

The incumbent will take on primary responsibility for managing external oncology small molecule research and development projects. They will also participate in the review and prioritization of potential partnering opportunities.
Position Requirements

Lead and direct multiple oncology small molecule research programs with a collaborator.
Conduct in depth reading and review of scientific literature relevant to the research experiments or program and incorporate new information into the planning process for the assigned research projects.
Present data and report on project status to department director and at company research meetings.
Participate in business development meetings and/or meetings with corporate partners and/or collaborators.
Review potential in-licensing and partnering opportunities.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with academic institutions and biopharma companies.


Ph.D. in molecular/cellular biology or related discipline and 8 years of related experience.

A minimum of 8 years of experience in scientific research and biopharma industry settings, oncology focus required with exposure to other therapeutic areas a plus.
Prior significant involvement in small molecule discovery programs required.
Experience managing CRO's or working with external collaborators preferred.

Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and on cross-functional teams
In depth understanding of the small molecule drug discovery process.
Applies advanced scientific and technical principles, theories and concepts and contributes to the development of new principles and concepts.
Effectively presents information to management, customers, collaborators and formal groups.
Ability to communicate effectively with collaborators and to manage and resolve issues.

Complex, involving critical input into decisions that can profoundly impact the company.
Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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