Job: Head of Drug Discovery, Adalta Limited

The Company
AdAlta Limited (ASX:1AD) is a drug discovery and development company using its powerful technology platform to generate a promising new class of protein therapeutics, known as i-bodies, for treating a wide range of human diseases.

The Role
AdAlta is entering an exciting growth phase as they expand their drug discovery team and use their powerful proprietary technology platform to develop a new pipeline of i-bodies to move into clinical development.

Reporting to the CEO, you will provide scientific and drug discovery expertise to oversee activities in new target identification by screening of the AdAlta i-body library to identify a pipeline of novel i-body candidates.

Your knowledge will include biologics, antibody engineering, automation, phage display and protein expression and purification. Combined with an understanding of the immunological aspects and complexities of the biology of a range of diseases, you will determine and execute the research plan on time and to budget.

Management and communication with internal and external stakeholders, combined with your knowledge of the key partners required to move your projects forward to success will be integral to your role.

Enthusiasm to deliver and your ability to make strategic decisions based on experience and evidence will ensure the ongoing success of the development of the pipeline for AdAlta.

Your Expertise

  • Phage display screening in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company
  • Over 10 years drug discovery and development expertise
  • Cell based assay development with desired expertise in GPCR/proteins, phage display & antibodies
  • Experience in biologics, antibody engineering, automation, phage display & cell-based assays
  • Experience with protein expression and purification
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and work independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to establish a clear vision andshare this vision in a way that inspires others to follow in an empowered and aligned way and deliver
  • Demonstrated project management in a commercial environment
  • PhD in biotechnology or relevant field
  • Role is based in Melbourne

If you are interested in joining AdAlta in this exciting new challenge,please call Marilyn from Marilyn Careers on 0437332272 for a confidential discussion andemail your resume & cover letter to


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