FutuRx is seeking a Project Leader (CSO) in the ALS/Neurodegenerative space for our upcoming portfolio company!

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Position Description


FutuRx is seeking a full-time Project Leader for an exciting new company developing protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) inhibitors for the treatment of ALS and neurodegenerative disorders. The project leader will oversee the scientific activities of the company, including basic and applied research in the neuroscience field. This management position combines discipline-specific knowledge with leadership and business skills to promote the efficiency and competitive position of the company. The Project Leader reports to FutuRx’s CTO and the Company’s Board of Directors.


·         Manage execution of research plan and budget, including discovery and development activities

·         Lead preclinical discovery and mechanistic research efforts

·         Achieve fundable milestones and effectively execute go/no-go decisions

·         Prepare Israel Innovation Authority submissions and discussions including scientific and operational aspects

·         Present project progress and risk assessment/mitigation plans to the Company Board, SAB and FutuRx management on a regular basis, including budgetary considerations and challenges

·         Review competitive landscape and implement required adjustments to short and long-term research plans

·         Manage a variety of chemistry and biology CROs and consultants as well as a lean internal team to meet discovery milestones

·         Build and maintain good relationships with academic, industry, vendor, and government KOLs


·         PhD in Neuroscience, with at least 6 years post-PhD experience

·         At least 3 years’ project management experience in the biotech industry

·         Experience with neurodegenerative diseases including in-vivo models

·         Experience with discovery & development of preclinical-stage drug candidates

·         Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills

·         Experience in preparing and managing budgets

·         Ability to lead and manage subcontractors and collaborators

·         Leadership, managerial and communications skills in a cross-functional environment

·         Willingness for hand-on work as needed and ability to travel abroad to oversee activities

Please submit your resume in English to Sigal@futurx.co.il

To apply for this job email your details to sigal@futurx.co.il

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