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Head of RNA Therapeutics (m/f/d)


Who You are

  • PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, or biotechnology with long-term working experience in a leadership position in the field of RNA-based therapies
  • Long-term working experience with the design, generation, screening, optimization, and/or scale-up of ideally mRNA-based modalities
  • Ability of sound judgement on novel RNA-based technologies and initiative towards evaluation of opportunities
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to think in strategic contexts
  • Reliability and decisiveness in business decisions, combined with creativity and the ability to design and implement highly innovative and sustainable processes
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written; German is a plus

Your Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Take over global responsibility across R&D in leading and steering the field of RNA as a modality within the Drug Discovery process as well as be responsible for coordination of internal and external research activities related to RNA-based therapeutics
  • Contribute to, help building and drive a pipeline of RNA-based assets as part of global cross-function project teams
  • Execute research plans and be responsible for selection and evaluation of methods/assets as well as constant scouting activities
  • Be the key contact (m/f/d) for any RNA modality-based therapy in Drug Discovery incl. coordination of internal and external efforts
    Identify and implement opportunities for the design, optimization, and acceleration of the development of novel drug candidates using advanced techniques in close collaboration with multidisciplinary drug discovery teams
  • Devise a strategy for implementation of novel and improved technologies in the field of RNA-based therapeutics combining both external and internal innovation
  • Constantly scout for novel developments in the field, initiate and drive collaborations with academic or commercial partners and regularly represent Bayer in external networks
  • Represent Bayer Research in due diligences as expert (m/f/d) for RNAs

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Bayer AG
42113 Wuppertal-Aprath