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Then Incyte is the pharmaceutical company for you. While our pipeline demonstrates the ability to compete with much larger pharmaceutical companies in selecting compelling targets and creating high-quality drug candidates, our smaller size enables employees to see the direct impact of their contributions on the direction of the company. Due to our smart, agile culture and cutting-edge science, we delivered a novel, first-to-market product in an unmet medical need in 2011 - the first in the company's history.

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Associate Director, Biochemistry

Department: Applied Technology
Location: Incyte Corporate Headquarters

Associate Director, Biochemistry

Incyte Corporation is a fast growing biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics, primarily for oncology. We are part of the S&P 500 and named one of the Forbes most innovative companies in the U.S. Our first commercial product, Jakafi®, is approved in the U.S. for patients with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis and for patients with polycythemia vera and projected to reach $1 billion in annual sales this year. We have a diverse and growing portfolio of product candidates, including both small and large molecules. Located in Wilmington, DE, Incyte employees enjoy a rewarding fast paced work environment, competitive compensation, an affordable cost of living and close proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C. and the New Jersey and Delaware beaches.

Incyte is seeking a candidate with industry experience in biochemistry or related field. He/she will be responsible for managing a group that provides support for the company’s drug discovery programs using varied and broadly defined biochemical approaches. As a member of discovery project teams, he/she will interact broadly with members of the Discovery Biology and Medicinal Chemistry departments and provide program leadership from the initiation of medicinal chemistry up to compound nomination. The successful candidate will also function as a technical expert for the drug discovery organization and have responsibility for scouting, developing and integrating new technology into the drug discovery process. Expertise in mechanistic biochemistry, enzymology, biophysics or related field and broad experience utilizing this expertise and managing other scientists in a drug discovery setting is required 
 

Job Responsibilities

  •  Manage a group of biochemists and provide biochemical expertise and leadership in the company’s drug discovery programs
  • Problem solve and address program needs using broadly defined biochemical approaches
  • Evaluate, institute and integrate new technology into the drug discovery process
  • Act as a key member for drug discovery project teams and interact directly with chemistry and biology team members
  • Participate as member of the new target discovery team and provide expertise in target evaluation, lead discovery and program strategy

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field, plus a minimum of 6 years of experience
  •  Proven experience in drug discovery programs
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Proven experience managing direct and indirect reports
  •  Self-driven, creative and entrepreneurial with ability to support multiple programs simultaneously

  

 

 

 

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