Incyte Corporation is a fast growing biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics, primarily for oncology. We are part of the S&P 500 and named one of the Forbes most innovative companies in the U.S. Our first commercial product, Jakafi®, is approved in the U.S. for patients with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis and for patients with polycythemia vera and projected to reach $1 billion in annual sales this year. We have a diverse and growing portfolio of product candidates, including both small and large molecules. Located in Wilmington, DE, Incyte employees enjoy a rewarding fast paced work environment, competitive compensation, an affordable cost of living and close proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C. and the New Jersey and Delaware beaches.
Incyte is seeking a candidate with industry experience in biochemistry or related field. He/she will be responsible for managing a group that provides support for the company’s drug discovery programs using varied and broadly defined biochemical approaches. As a member of discovery project teams, he/she will interact broadly with members of the Discovery Biology and Medicinal Chemistry departments and provide program leadership from the initiation of medicinal chemistry up to compound nomination. The successful candidate will also function as a technical expert for the drug discovery organization and have responsibility for scouting, developing and integrating new technology into the drug discovery process. Expertise in mechanistic biochemistry, enzymology, biophysics or related field and broad experience utilizing this expertise and managing other scientists in a drug discovery setting is required
Manage a group of biochemists and provide biochemical expertise and leadership in the company’s drug discovery programs Problem solve and address program needs using broadly defined biochemical approaches Evaluate, institute and integrate new technology into the drug discovery process Act as a key member for drug discovery project teams and interact directly with chemistry and biology team members Participate as member of the new target discovery team and provide expertise in target evaluation, lead discovery and program strategy
Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field, plus a minimum of 6 years of experience Proven experience in drug discovery programs Good communication and interpersonal skills Proven experience managing direct and indirect reports Self-driven, creative and entrepreneurial with ability to support multiple programs simultaneously
Internal Number: 76543112
About Incyte Corporation
Incyte’s goal is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company. Incyte is a company founded on the premise that investment in good science and the rigorous pursuit of R&D excellence can translate into new medicines that can positively affect patients’ lives.
Our therapeutic focus is primarily oncology. We believe the future of cancer treatment lies with immune therapies, which seek to recruit the patient’s own immune system to tackle cancer, and with targeted therapies, which aim to block the effects of cancer-causing mutations. In addition to our marketed products, we have a broad and diversified selection of clinical candidates in our growing portfolio, from both our own laboratories and from partners via licensing transactions.
Founded in 2002, Incyte Corporation’s global headquarters are located in Wilmington, DE, and today, the company employs more than 1,200 people in the US, Europe, and Japan.
We have an experienced team with a track record of success, and our goal is to create first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics. We pursue this by combining critical target selection with our world-class biology and chemistry expertise.