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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Associate Director, Inducible Gene Expression Systems, Intrexon, Germantown MD

The Associate Director of Inducible Gene Expression Systems will work with members of the Applied Research Unit to coordinate the design and testing of gene network architectures, DNA and RNA-encoded transcription and translation regulatory elements, proteins, and small molecules for the purpose of developing inducible gene expression systems. This position will assume a leading role in understanding the global perspective on all internal technology efforts related to gene transcription and translation control, and external technologies and opportunities with the potential to expand the scope of Intrexon’s core technology and therapeutic programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, implement, manage and report as scientific lead on current and future technology development projects related to Intrexon’s RheoSwitch Inducible Transcription Technology
-- Design studies and interact with internal and external wet labs for study execution
-- Interact with other subject matter expert scientists, direct a project team.
- Search primary literature and online databases to identify candidate transcription and translation control technologies.
- Prepare technology analysis reports for CSO and business development teams.
- Direct the planning, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of information which identifies gene/transcription technologies of competing and/or potential value to Intrexon’s current and future core and therapeutic programs

Education and Experience
- PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology or related field with Five (5) or more years of post-graduate experience.

Desired Key Competencies
* Experience developing transcription and/or translation control systems in stable cell lines or transgenic animals.
* Experience in management of CROs is preferred
* Experience in Program/Project design and management is strongly preferred
* Demonstrates the highest ethical standards and trustworthiness
* Possess a high degree of personal responsibility
* Ability to achieve in a milestone-driven, rapidly changing research environment
* Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with scientists of different backgrounds and experience levels
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Skills in work and time management under project multitasking conditions
* Planning, organization and execution skills

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