Director, Oncology Drug Development

Dear Hiring Manager

Dear Hiring Manager, I am an oncology research professional with 25+ years experience in oncology R&D working in academia and in Biotech industries. I served as a group leader at CuraGen Corporation, a genomics based company, director of Product development at PGxHealth, a pharmacogenetics company, a senior scientist at Amgen, Inc. and a research scientist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I have worked on lead optimization of novel small molecules and antibody drugs for cancer treatment and carried out due diligence for acquisition of companies. Many small molecule drugs I worked on were later approved by FDA (e.g. gemcitabine, velcade, paclitaxel, etc.). At CuraGen Corporation I was involved in doing due diligence to acquire a pipeline of histone deacetylase inhibitors from TopoTarget and progressed one compound (belinostat) to Phase II clinical trial. Belinostat is now in Phase III clinical trial. I also validated a pipeline of mAb drugs and one compound (CR011) is now in phase II clinical trial.
I worked within the framework of a cross-functional team planning and implementing project goals and strategy, set up and monitor timeline and progress, create and manage budgets, assure contents of project documents (IB, IND, manuscripts, patent applications), conduct scientific presentations and assist in writing clinical protocols (Phase I). I was also actively collaborating with CROs, clinical trial sites and academic institutes. I do exhibit a strong work ethic and the ability to function effectively in a matrix environment.
I have a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University and have over 73 original scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals. Currently, I am looking for an appropriate opportunity in oncology drug development (small molecule and antibody drugs). Should there be any opportunity in your company, I would highly appreciate if I am considered as a candidate. Enclosed please find a copy of my CV. I would look forward to hear from you at your convenience. Sincerely, Gulshan Ara, Ph.D. Tel: 203-484-2546
Northford, CT

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