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Vice President Research & Development (R&D) Biotech

  • Full Time
  • Chicago


Hybrid Role

The Company

Biotech powering the next wave of Antigen-Specific Immune Tolerance therapy with a novel Nanoparticle platform. Their platform has the potential to impact life long changes, combating a range of rare immunological and autoimmune diseases.

Summary of Position

Combining scientific expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, this role provides the opportunity to help grow an organization from the ground up.

  • Design the pathway to IND: Develop R&D pipeline from concept through early discovery, target ID, optimization etc. up to and ideally through IND, supporting contribution and engagement with relevant regulatory bodies
  • Business development: Support the development of critical business infrastructure including kitting out a new, built to spec laboratory.
  • Team Development: Organizing and managing outsourced tasks with the opportunity to develop your own team.
  • Cultural Development: As one of the foundational leaders of the organization you will be able to play a big role in shaping the culture of the organization.


  • PhD in Immunology or other relevant field
  • 10+ years industry experience
  • Previous experience in an early stage startup
  • Clear primary career focus in Autoimmune disease
  • Ag-specific tolerance experience is a bonus
  • Currently at Senior Director – VP level
  • Ability to be on site in Chicago as needed; minimum 30%
  • CV application preferred
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