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Head of Research (VP, CSO)



Beijing, China · Shanghai, China
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023

This role will play a pivotal role in shaping the scientific direction of the company. The role requires a dynamic leader with a deep understanding of the biotechnology industry, strong scientific expertise, and a proven track record of driving scientific innovation and drug discovery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and lead research strategy, planning, and execution to build the company’s drug discovery engine in accordance with company’s overall R&D strategy (including but not limited to target ID/validation, hit and lead identification, lead optimization and nonclinical development);
  • Oversee all aspects of research, including the discovery and development of new programs;
  • Oversee corporate IP strategy and maintenance of IP portfolio;
  • Author and review the regulatory documents of IND, NDA/BLA for NMPA, FDA, and EMA as related to drug discovery and non-clinical studies;
  • Serve as an internal and external champion of science and technology platform for all relevant stakeholders (e.g., scientific/industry community, regulatory authorities, investors/BOD);
  • Oversee the management and growth of the research organization including talent recruitment and retention;
  • Develop and manage the company's research budget, including resource allocation and funding strategies;
  • Represent AlphaGen Therapeutics at scientific conferences, industry events, and in engagements with key stakeholders;
  • Help developing and promoting core company values and lead by example;
  • Support other company activities as needed.


  • A Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (biology, chemistry), extensive experience of small molecule, peptide or ADC discovery in oncology;
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in senior scientific leadership roles, experience within the radio pharmaceutical industry is a plus;
  • Proven track record of building robust and sustainable R&D pipeline;
  • Demonstrated strong execution capability to work with internal and external teams to advance product development;
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing scientific teams and projects;
  • Exceptional business acumen with the ability to align scientific initiatives with corporate objectives;
  • Experience of working with global (China, US, EU) multidisciplinary teams;
  • A strong passion for pioneering advancements in the field of radioligand therapies.

How to Apply:

Together, we can bring breakthrough treatments to patients globally.

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At AlphaGen, we aim to navigate a host of multidisciplinary challenges—discover and develop compelling R&D programs; work closely with local and global partners to bring technologies into China and around the world; and bring a new class of life-changing therapies to an untapped market.

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for radiopharmaceuticals and a desire to make a meaningful impact on healthcare, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "[Your desired position] Application - [Your Name].

AlphaGen is an equal opportunity employer.