Vice President, Immunology/Inflammation Biology

<h3>Who we are:</h3> <p>Kymera is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the field of targeted protein degradation (TPD) to develop medicines that address critical health problems and have the potential to dramatically improve patients’ lives. Kymera is deploying TPD to address disease targets and pathways inaccessible with conventional therapeutics. Having advanced the first degrader into the clinic for immunological diseases, Kymera is focused on delivering oral small molecule degraders to provide a new generation of convenient, highly effective therapies for patients with these conditions. Kymera is also progressing degrader oncology programs that target undrugged or poorly drugged proteins to create new ways to fight cancer. Founded in 2016, Kymera has been recognized as one of Boston’s top workplaces for the past several years. For more information about our science, pipeline and people, please visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;or follow us on&nbsp;<a href="">X (formerly Twitter)</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="">LinkedIn</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>How we work:</h3> <ul> <li><strong>PIONEER</strong>: We are courageous, resilient and rigorous in our mission to improve patients’ lives through our revolutionary degrader medicines.</li> <li><strong>COLLABORATE</strong>: We value trust + transparency from everyone. Our goals are shared, our decisions data-driven and our camaraderie genuine.</li> <li><strong>BELONG</strong>: We recognize our differences, inviting curiosity and inclusivity, so that our people are valued, seen, and heard.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>How you’ll contribute:</h3> <p>The Vice President, Immunology will possess immunology biology and drug discovery expertise with a track record of success, working with peers and stakeholders across multiple disciplines to drive multiple projects through preclinical research and into the clinic. The VP will be an experienced and inspiring leader who knows how to manage a large team and balance portfolio risk in a small company environment. The successful candidate will lead by example, both strategically and at the direct hands-on level to identify and solve problems by driving efficient decisions.</p> <ul> <li>Direct leadership and strategic input from target ID to clinical translation of immunology pipeline programs</li> <li>Mentor/Manage of group of project leads</li> <li>Provide biology and drug discovery leadership to multiple drug discovery programs in Kymera’s immunology pipeline, driving projects from early discovery into clinical development</li> <li>Collaborate with other key stakeholders to define clear target product profile and project strategy</li> <li>Bring a rigorous and efficient science-first philosophy to enable the rapid advancement of high-quality differentiated development candidates to the clinic</li> <li>Direct and prioritize efforts at both Contract Research Organizations and in Kymera’s labs as needed to address key questions and drive progression within aggressive timelines</li> <li>Enable program success through building external relationships to bring appropriate scientific experts to identify and solve key problems within programs</li> <li>Represent the program team in discussions with management, scientific advisors, and external stakeholders</li> <li>Work with management to ensure progress to goals and flexibly manage priorities in a dynamic scientifically rigorous small company environment.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>What skills and experience you’ll bring:</h3> <ul> <li>PhD in Immunology or related discipline with a minimum of 15 years of relevant drug discovery experience, including project leadership experience</li> <li>Experience in both large and small company environments is preferred</li> <li>Demonstrated experience leading multiple small molecule drug discovery programs to IND with a track record of driving to success and making timely decisions in a dynamic and driven</li> <li>Expertise in the subject area of Immunology, with a track record of translating molecular understanding of disease processes into competitive clinical positioning of projects</li> <li>Highly proficient with cell biology and pharmacology with experience in integrating other disciplines, including DMPK and safety to identify and solve key issues in drug optimization</li> <li>Attention to detail and proven success in handling, analyzing, and presenting experimental data to drive decision making</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to manage discussions with a variety of audiences ranging from junior team members to Board of Directors</li> <li>Demonstrated capability to collaborate with, lead, influence and inspire team members, stakeholders, peers and more junior staff</li> <li>Enthusiastic, goal-driven, open-minded, creative and self-aware, with excellent communications, strategic and people-leadership skills</li> <li>Willingness to “roll up their sleeves” and engage at the direct hands-on level to ensure that decisions are implemented and driven to results.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Skills and experience not an exact match?:</h3> <p>Go ahead and submit your resume (and a cover letter, if you’d like!).&nbsp; If this role isn't right for you, we can keep you in mind for future opportunities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><em>Kymera Therapeutics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment.&nbsp; All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to</em> <em>race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sex, marital status, gender expression or identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>