Associate Director, Biology (Immunology)

Nimbus has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional Associate Director of Biology to join our team. The person in this role will take on a variety of responsibilities contributing to Nimbus’ current, ongoing projects and strategy, as well as evaluation of potential new targets. This role will primarily support Nimbus' Immunology pipeline and will report to our Executive Director of Biology.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Lead the biology and pharmacology on a Discovery project, as part of a multidisciplinary drug discovery project team
  • Instrumental in guiding the strategy, project objectives and priorities with external and internal project team members
  • Identify CRO resources, design and manage studies and establish strong capabilities in a completely outsourced setting, to design and execute in vitro assays and in vivo pharmacology studies
  • Communicate context and interpretation of the data to the project team and present research plans and scientific updates to senior leadership and external advisors
  • Help identify collaborative opportunities and build relationships with academic experts
  • Assist and contribute to documentation to support Regulatory filings
  • Participate in developing the discovery pipeline by proposing and vetting new target concepts and cutting-edge technologies

These Qualifications Will Help This Role Be Successful:

  • Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology or Pharmacology or equivalent
  • A track record of independent research experience plus 6+ years pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry drug discovery experience
  • Strong background in immunology or related discipline and demonstrated track record of direct contributions in driving drug discovery projects from target validation to development candidate
  • First author publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to navigate, problem-solve, and execute in a dynamic, fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated problem-solving in a highly collaborative environment
  • Proficient at presentation to senior management
  • Experience in managing scientific teams and research in an externalized setting including CROs and academic collaborators

Additional Desired Experience:

  • Biology lead role on multidisciplinary drug discovery project teams, with experience in fostering productive and effective teams plus managing team dynamics
  • Experience in executing studies to support Regulatory submissions
  • Research background in autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, metabolic diseases or oncology
  • Working knowledge of pharmacokinetics and PK/PD relationships
  • Leading projects to candidate nomination


A Snapshot of Nimbus 

Our Science  

At Nimbus, we design breakthrough medicines. Utilizing our powerful structure-based drug discovery engine, we create potent and selective small molecule compounds targeting proteins that are known to be fundamental drivers of pathology in highly prevalent human diseases and which have proven difficult for other drug makers to tackle. With a decade-plus track record of success, we’ve built a world-class team in both computationally driven drug discovery and early clinical development while continuing to move the needle for patients.  

Our Culture 

Nimbus is a close-knit company (our employees are Nimbi, if you are curious!) that values a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, intellectual-stimulating, and collaborative environment. We live by our Core Values: Integrity, a Passion for Excellence, Teamwork, and Authentic Communication and strive to build a community where we bring out the best in each other professionally and personally.  

Our Company 

Founded in 2009, Nimbus is a private, growing biotechnology company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more about us by going to 

Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too. 

At Nimbus, we believe our diversity of backgrounds and experiences strengthens our community and our ability to design breakthrough medicines. We prioritize creating an inclusive, welcoming culture that promotes our core values and encourages every Nimbi to bring their whole selves to their work. Nimbus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate all our employees and recognize that our diversity and inclusion are keys to our success. Nimbus is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nimbus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.


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