Job description

CARB-X, a Boston University Global Partnership, has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Director of Research & Development. CARB-X is a new organization located at the BU School of Law, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to address antibiotic resistance. Approximately $500M has already been committed to this work, and CARB-X has more than 30 innovative therapeutic and diagnostic projects in the rapidly growing portfolio. CARB-X brings a holistic approach to working with companies to help them succeed, tapping into a worldwide pool of experts in science, drug discovery and development, and operational effectiveness. More information can be found at The Director of R&D is a new senior role on the leadership team of CARB- X. The Director of R&D will take responsibility for the planning, review, awarding and monitoring of novel R&D projects addressing the antimicrobial resistance issue on a global basis. The Director of R&D will participate in CARB-X executive planning and strategic review of overall program performance and operational effectiveness. This position is expected to manage a team of Alliance Directors and Alliance Managers, to shape each funding cycle and to create milestones and support plans, based on the goals of each project and the assessment of the companys needs to graduate successfully from the CARB-X program. CARB-X is a fast-paced environment where creativity, flexibility, and collaboration are essential. In this role, you will work as part of a dedicated CARB-X core team and with BU central offices, to achieve goals and maximize the overall effectiveness of the program. You will interact with diverse product development teams and accelerator partners, U.S. and other governmental and non-governmental funding partners, and the global anti-microbial resistance community. This is a full-time, grant-funded position, located on the Charles River Campus of Boston University. CARB-X is currently in Year 3 of 5 of its principal grant funding.

Required Skills

Doctoral degree required with more than eight years’ work experience. Experience in driving results and executing milestone based plans in a biotech drug development setting is preferable. Experience managing R&D projects in a portfolio investment setting is desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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