Radius Health, Inc.

  • Director of Research R&D

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2018 4:26 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Research - Dept
  • Overview

    The Director of Research will provide project leadership and strategic and independent support to the preclinical research team in the R&D department. The candidate is expected to initiate and lead the outsourced preclinical bone-related research studies and will also be responsible for handling the efficient operations of the internal lab. Moreover, the person will act as the liaison with the clinical bone development group and interact with various other departments including medical affairs, lifecycle management, accounting, regulatory and legal.


    The responsibilities will include providing scientific input and strategic support to the bone research team through proactive planning and to ensure successful and timely execution of projects; managing and overseeing the operations with external partners/collaborators, expertly handling the process with vendors in collaboration with the procurement office, tracking invoices, initiating and reviewing contracts, and overseeing the research operations budget. This position will have a high level of interaction with Senior Management to ensure that the planned studies are aligned with the scientific strategic plan and are integrated into the project budget and operational plans.


    • Accountable for ensuring all research projects are appropriately planned and delivered to program strategy, timelines, and budgets. Scope includes pre-clinical research to facilitate the progression to early clinical development.
    • Manages the operational plan and formulates the project scope, project plan, and critical paths
    • Manages external partner/consultant interactions including contracts and tactical activities
    • Identifies and drives program and resource priorities that align with the business objectives and identifies ways to accelerate the project execution where possible while maintaining high-quality standards.
    • Develops strong logistical skills to manage activities across functions and regions.
    • Establishes, communicates, integrates and executes plans that drive toward goal achievement.
    • Generates collaboration, cooperation, and communication across cross-functional teams to achieve stated goals.
    • Track and monitor program objectives/goals and milestones


    • Advanced degree in life sciences and a minimum of 10+ years’ experience in Biotech. PhD degree or equivalent is preferred. Ideally, the candidate has a science background and experience in operational management.
    • Leadership experience in managing a global, cross-functional team with demonstrated skills in strategic planning and operation problem-solving.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate others, influence without authority and develop meaningful relationships with key stakeholders
    • Ability to drive decision-making within cross-functional teams
    • Ability to work with and support functional team members across R&D ranging from basic/translational research to early clinical development
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Statistical programs such as Graph Prism might be required. Solid knowledge of Sharepoint.


    Work Environment:

    The work is performed in a typical office environment with heavy computer duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Some travel might be required.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to type, handle paperwork and sort, file or manipulate documents.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.








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