Careers at Viewpoint

ViewPoint Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company with a mission to translate basic science into innovative therapies and to serve patients around the world. We are focused on the development of small molecule treatments for protein misfolding diseases, including cataracts.
 


Positions Available

+ Head of Biology/Pharmacology

We are looking for a Head of Biology to serve as a key member of the company leadership team. We have a small team, so this is an opportunity to collaborate across disciplines and make a major impact on the trajectory and success of our company. This individual will be responsible for managing outsourced and in-house research efforts in support of early-stage research and drug development.

The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in life sciences (Ph.D.) and at least 10 years of industry experience in early phase non-clinical drug development. Experience leading teams and demonstrated motivational skills are required. A background in biophysics and/or protein misfolding diseases is strongly valued, and some experience in ophthalmic drug development is preferred.

Job responsibilities:

• Lead in vitro and in vivo pharmacology activities

• Design and execute pre-clinical efficacy studies for first-in-class ophthalmic therapeutics

• Identify, source, design and execute key proof of concept experiments

• Lead a discovery team from hit-to-lead optimization through candidate selection and preclinical development, including ADME/PK studies

• Provide direction and leadership to project team including oversight of research, budget and planning

• Establish and direct external academic collaborations

• Contribute to development of pipeline strategy

Personal qualifications:

• Entrepreneurial spirit with willingness to work as a member of a small and versatile team

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to instill and earn trust quickly with teams, partners, and collaborators.

• Strong leadership and motivational capabilities.

• Clear written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with business partners, senior executive leadership, direct reports, and external collaborators clearly and credibly.

• Flexible and adaptable style, with a willingness to take on new challenges and resilience to respond to emerging challenges

• High level of integrity and honesty

ViewPoint is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

Stock compensation plan

Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits

Flexible work schedule

Job Type:

Full-time

If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please forward all resumes with cover letters to:

Mr. Stephen Ritoch

Blaise Group International

Chairman/CEO

sritoch@blaisegroup.com

+ Director/Senior Director of Project Management

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to serve as a key member of our development team. We have a small team, so this is an opportunity to collaborate across disciplines and make a major impact on the trajectory and success of our company. You will be responsible for working with technical operations, preclinical, and clinical development functions to lead project planning, establish Gantt charts and timelines, and ensure alignment between all technical functions. You will also interface with our finance team to assist with budget planning.

Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement research plans; manage budgets, timelines, and resources; track attainment of critical milestones

• Ensure periodic reporting of progress to company leadership

• Work collaboratively with finance, research, technical operations, nonclinical development, and clinical operations teammates to plan and track project progress

• Facilitate productive team communications and collaborations, both internally and externally

Education, experience and skills requirements:

• Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in biology, chemistry, medicine or related fields preferred

• 7+ years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, experience in small molecule drug development required, and experience in ophthalmic drug development a plus

• 3+ years managing projects spanning preclinical through clinical proof of concept

• Computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and project management software

• Excellent program management skills with a solid understanding of the drug development process

• Strong organizational skills, a self-starter and a meticulous finisher

• Solid ability to prioritize, plan ahead, and manage a high volume of work to meet deadlines and ensure that our company operations run in an efficient manner

ViewPoint is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

Stock compensation plan

Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits

Flexible work schedule

Projected start date:

ASAP

Job Type:

Full-time

If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please forward all resumes with cover letters to:

Mr. Stephen Ritoch

Blaise Group International

Chairman/CEO

sritoch@blaisegroup.com

+ Director of CMC or Director of Pharmaceutical Product Development

We are looking for a Director of CMC or Director of Pharmaceutical Product Development. This is an opportunity to make a significant impact on the trajectory and success of our company. This individual will be responsible for drug product optimization, manufacturing, and fill/finish in support of preclinical and clinical development activities and will interface with drug substance and analytical function teams.

A successful candidate will have an advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related field, and will have 7+ years of industry experience in formulation development and a deep understanding of the drug development process. Ideally, they will also have ophthalmic drug development expertise and experience leading technical operations in support of development program(s). An in-depth understanding of ICH guidelines and FDA regulations and experience in IND and NDA filings is required. A successful applicant will also have a demonstrated track record of contributing to both INDs and NDAs.

Job responsibilities:

• Efficiently manage drug product development and manufacturing activities, including with contract research and manufacturing organizations, to support preclinical and clinical studies and regulatory filings

• Potentially represent company in meetings with regulatory agencies

• Work collaboratively to contribute input in the areas of manufacturing, quality, and intellectual property

• Drive prototype formulation discovery and optimization for preclinical leads in pipeline

• Work closely with chemical and analytical development functions

• Oversee consultant/contractor activities

Personal qualifications:

• Entrepreneurial spirit with willingness to work as a member of a small and versatile team

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to instill and earn trust quickly with teams, partners, and collaborators. Strong leadership and motivational capabilities.

• Clear written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with business partners, executive leadership, external consultants, and contract research and manufacturing organizations clearly and credibly.

• Flexible and adaptable style, with a willingness to take on new challenges and resilience to respond to emerging challenges

• High level of integrity and honesty

ViewPoint is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

Stock compensation plan

Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits

Flexible work schedule

Projected start date:

ASAP

Job Type:

Full-time

If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please forward all resumes with cover letters to:

Mr. Stephen Ritoch

Blaise Group International

Chairman/CEO

sritoch@blaisegroup.com