Discovery Project Leader - Immunology

Date: 13-Aug-2022

Location: SFEL - R&D SANT FELIU DE LLOBR, ES, ES - Spain

Company: Almirall


The Almirall Research team in Barcelona is strengthening its core immunology department and is looking for a talented senior immunologist with experience in translational science to lead Drug Discovery projects in Immunology. The team is enabling the chemical and biologics pipeline from discovery up to preclinical development, and is responsible for delivery of high quality therapeutic lead candidates with a high potential for success in clinical development. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Propose targets and shape discovery strategy in view of early validation and clinical success. Primary focus is on immune-inflammatory diseases in the field of dermatology.
  • Work in a highly cross-functional environment to align biologics and NCE strategy from early project initiation to clinical potential.
  • Ensure projects address significant unmet need and have a high likelihood to translate from target hypothesis to patient benefit.
  • In alignment with the disease strategy and new product planning teams, position new project concepts and design and execute experimental plans to drive target candidates into preclinical development.
  • Contribute to decision making process in new project initiation and evaluation of external opportunities.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with academic and industry collaborators and advisors.

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. in relevant scientific area and minimally 5 years of experience in an industrial environment.
  • Sound background in human immunology and translational research.
  • In-depth knowledge and track record in leading NCE or biotherapeutic projects. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in translational dermatology. 
  • Strong project leadership and experience in cross-functional teams. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence team decisions. 
  • Strong decision maker capable of simultaneously working of several fast-paced projects.