Kleo Pharmaceuticals is an emerging company at the forefront of synthetic organic chemistry and immunology. We are passionate about developing new, innovative small molecule immunotherapies to treat patients with cancer as well as other life-threatening diseases. Our corporate headquarters and labs are located at Science Park adjacent to Yale University in the vibrant city of New Haven, CT.
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DIRECTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Description of Role
Kleo is seeking a director of project management. The director's primary role will be to successfully execute the project strategy, drug development and life cycle plan.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
- Manage internal and externally partnered projects of high complexity with supervision from the project leader
- Support the Project Team to execute the project strategy, accountable to the project leader
- Develop and coordinate resource planning across functions to assure that adequate resources are being applied to the project
- Maintain both high level and detailed timelines with input from the functional departments, and assure that the functional timelines are aligned with global project timelines
- Track the various parts of the timeline with the sub-teams and bring issues to the project leader’s attention, participate in resolution and update the timeline on an on-going basis to allow transparency to the organization
- Serve as a member of sub-teams to assure that functional deliverables are completed on time, on budget and according to quality standards
- Establish a close partnering relationship with the clinical study managers to follow up on execution of clinical programs
- Assist the project leader in assuring a high performance team spirit and high functioning team
- Coordinate compilation of global project scope documents and plans
- Maintain the “playbook”; which includes all key project tools and documents
- Prepare monthly progress reports and ad hoc reports as required
- Responsible for the conduct and deliverables of Project Team meetings
- Identify project risks with input from the line functions, and support resolving project issues
- Ensure all decisions made at the Global Project Team meeting are assessed as to their impact - positive, negative or neutral on the current plan, budget and available resources
- Partner with Project Management Operations to implement best practices across project teams e.g., resource capacity planning, project risk management, team performance, timeline development, portfolio management
- Assure that the Kleo values are demonstrated in all aspects of the team work
- Responsibilities may vary based on project and stages of development (early, late, and life cycle)
- Prior experience in early drug development project management
- Excellent project management skills, including experience in planning activities
- A global understanding of the drug development process, including clinical operations
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational, analytical, and planning skills.
- Strong strategic thinking, creativity, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- Knowledge of the project budgeting process including financial planning/expenditures
- Ability to hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in a productive and assertive manner
- Proven track record in a cross-functional matrix environment, with ability to influence to outcomes without direct organizational authority
- Effective knowledge/familiarity with planning systems and project management tools including systems (e.g. MS project, Microsoft Visio, Excel)
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others within and across functions/teams and with external partners/collaborators
- Capable of managing meetings within a multicultural environment
- Familiar with multiple aspects of development, including research, disease areas, regulatory, reimbursement etc.
Required education: Bachelor's
Required experience: Project Management: 2 years
HEAD OF CHEMISTRY
Description of Role
Kleo is seeking an outstanding individual to join as Head of Chemistry. The Head of Chemistry will report directly to the CEO and will work closely with the CSO to set the strategic direction for the development and application of Kleo’s chemistry platform technologies. The executive will be responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and leading the chemistry group in executing this strategy. The position is based in New Haven, CT.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
- Work closely with CEO and CSO to set the strategic direction for the chemistry group.
- Lead small molecule clinical candidate discovery and optimization with a special emphasis on the development and application of Kleo’s small molecule platform technologies.
- Provide cross-therapeutic area leadership for continued innovation in areas such as novel small molecule lead optimization strategies, target selection, hit & lead selection, and pharmacology.
- Provide appropriate insights and expert diligence on promising external opportunities. Monitor and analyze external scientific and industry developments that affect the Kleo’s scientific strategy and position.
- Provide critical input to and support for Kleo’s IP strategy and its patent drafting, prosecution, and defense efforts.
- Serve as a member of sub-teams to assure that functional deliverables are completed on time, on budget and according to quality standards.
- Establish a close partnering relationship with the clinical study managers to follow up on execution of clinical programs.
- Actively recruit, mentor, and develop outstanding drug discovery scientists and create a culture of engagement, scientific rigor, and innovation.
- A Ph. D. or equivalent in chemistry is required.
- Post-doctoral experience obtained at an academic institution is preferred.
- A minimum of 11 years of medicinal chemistry experience with a strong record of individual and team-level contributions to the discovery and development of multiple novel small molecule clinical compounds and/or approved drugs is required.
- Recognized scientific expert in medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry supported with an outstanding record of high impact publications, oral presentations, and review articles is required.
- Experience in overseeing and directing the day to day scientific activities of peers and junior staff, both internally and at CROs is required.
- The capability to manage budgets and prioritize competing portfolio demands is required.
- A record of success in partnering effectively with
multiple, diverse types of research organizations, including academic institutions, contract research organizations, and public-private consortia is required.
- Extensive experience with novel modalities for
drug discovery; e. g., small/large molecule conjugates, non-oral delivery, etc.
- Experience as a successful therapeutic program team (co)leader is required
- Substantial drug discovery experience in Oncology.
- Experience in managing virtual and/or remote scientific team(s) based overseas is preferred.