Senior Vice President, Research or Chief Scientific Officer

Seattle, WA /
Research – Leadership /
Full time
At Alpine Immune Sciences, we are applying our platform discovery technology to bring innovative new drugs to people living with cancer and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases.

The Senior Vice President, Research or Chief Scientific Officer will be responsible for the company’s strategic research roadmap, including next generation and/or blue-sky research activities in support of the company’s global portfolio strategy. Oversees the entire research organization, translating the company’s scientific portfolio strategy into research priorities and operational goals for the business.
Key Responsibilities:                                                                                   
Drive innovation through a deep understanding of immunotherapy and creative application of novel technologies and develop a robust and high-quality product portfolio
Oversee all discovery projects and scientific operations to ensure the organization meets its scientific objectives.
Set clear expectations, give appropriate autonomy, and guide team members; manage performance by providing feedback, guidance/teaching, and development opportunities
Lead and manage the development of annual scientific goals, including obtaining and acting upon inputs from the Board of Directors, the Scientific Advisory Committee and collaborators.
Work closely with the President and other executives to ensure that the Board of Directors are well informed. Specifically, responsible for reporting and obtaining feedback on scientific objectives to the Board of Directors.
Establish and effectively manage industrial and academic collaborations and internal/external partners.
Ensure up ­to ­date knowledge of developments in discovery research and practices, and timely dissemination of this knowledge.
Desired Skills and Experience
PhD in immunology or equivalent with a minimum of 15 years of relevant proven experience in drug development.
Self-starter with strong scientific curiosity and rigor, excellent interpersonal and analytic skills, high ethical standards and outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
A desire to be part of a highly innovative, dynamic and growing company aimed at developing novel therapeutics for patients.
Demonstrable ability and enthusiasm for identifying, setting, and meeting ­critical deliverables, delivering clinical candidates into development.
Track record of developing efficient discovery processes and leading complex cross-functional team collaborations, including managing relationships with internal and external collaborators.
Proven track record of advancing programs through discovery, IND-enabling studies and IND filing.
Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Ability to celebrate differences and encourage scientific openness and frank discussion.
Team­ oriented and invests in the success of others.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
Alpinists share a passion for meaningful work and are committed to solving the most complex problems in immunology to create new therapies for patients.  We believe in innovative thinking, collaboration, flexibility, bias for action, and healthy debate. To foster our team of outstanding scientists and business professionals, we provide a premier work environment with a state-of-the-art lab and office spaces with truly inspiring views, and an open design to facilitate teamwork.
Our treasured culture has been shaped by our diverse team who truly enjoys working and playing together.  We have weekly get-togethers at local beer halls, a casual and stocked breakroom, monthly company lunches, peer-to-peer recognition programs, weekly fitness and yoga classes, and more.
We take care of our employees with competitive benefits package which includes premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents, wellness programs, FSA and 401(k) plans. We believe that quality time outside the office is vital to our employees’ satisfaction at work. That’s why our flexible PTO plan encourages team members to take time off so they can come back refreshed. Alpine team members enjoy competitive salaries and equity participation (stock options).
Alpine is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Alpine is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Exciting challenges lie ahead—guided by our core values, we’ll meet these challenges.  Join us!