Director of Biology


medical device pharmaceutical food industry

About this job

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Area of expertise: Research & Development
  • Location: Calgary

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Master
  • Closing date: Monday, 13 December 2021

About this role: Director of Biology

About this role: Director of Biology

We’re hiring a Director of Biology for our client a clinical-stage oncology company focused on developing next-generation radiopharmaceuticals to treat a broad range of cancers. The Director of Biology will be overseeing programs from target identification through translational research as programs progress from drug discovery to clinical development. This is a permanent position which will involve reporting to the client’s lab in Hamilton ON.


  • Oversee ex vivo and in vivo research to generate datasets for nomination of lead candidates.
  • Oversee workstreams to identify best patient populations for each program.
  • Define mechanism of action, combination partners and biomarkers for each program.
  • Manage external research projects with vendors and CROs.
  • Collaborating closely with multi-disciplinary team members across the entire organization.
  • Hands-on supervision, leadership, and mentoring of research associates and junior scientists.
  • Establishing strong scientific excellence and fostering an open culture of challenging assumptions. open scientific exchange, and deep scientific rigor.




  • Ph.D or M. Sc. with at least 7 years post-graduate experience (Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology)
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in drug discovery or translational research is a strong plus
  • Experience in managing and developing people is required
  • Experience with development and technical validation of in vitro bioassays; knowledge of screening assays for biologics or small molecules
  • Experience with general biochemical (e.g., protein quantification, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting, UV/VIS spectroscopy) and cell biological methods (eg. flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry)

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to develop in drug discovery and translational strategies
  • Ability to adapt to perform and grown in unfamiliar methods in an evolving research environment
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • Experience with the safe handling of radioactive and potentially biohazardous materials



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Chris Kapusta via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Chris Kapusta
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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