Sprint Bioscience is looking to recruit a Director of Protein Science to lead our dedicated and high-performing protein science team. In this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to lead, support, and develop a team of skilled and experienced scientists and thrive in a multi-disciplinary research environment focused on efficiently driving innovative drug projects forward. We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, demonstrated leadership abilities, and scientific background who seeks a stimulating workplace where you can develop both within and outside of your discipline. If this sounds interesting to you – come join us!


Sprint Bioscience develops small-molecule drugs to fight cancer. With fragment-based drug design methods, advanced technical approaches, and leading specialists, we develop the drugs of the future – from the idea stage to a clinical candidate with the goal set at being “First-in-Class”. Our business model is to identify and run drug development projects and license these in the preclinical phase to the global pharmaceutical industry. We choose projects with the greatest technical and commercial potential for success. Sprint Bioscience has had a yearly growth since its start in 2009. Today, we are about 30 committed employees who work closely together in a stimulating environment with cutting-edge methodology and challenging projects. We also collaborate with several academic and industrial partners from all over the world. We are situated in tailored designed premises in Flemingsberg – Huddinge, 20 minutes by train from Stockholm City.


You will be leading the Protein Science team, consisting of 7 scientists with expertise in protein production, biophysics, biochemistry, and structural biology. The team is contributing with assay data and protein structures to our ongoing projects and is also responsible for the establishment of new projects in the Sprint Bioscience pipeline. You will be responsible for the planning and performance of the team and the continuous scientific development of each team member. You will have budget and personnel responsibility for the team and will be reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. You will also be a member of the research management team together with the directors of Medicinal chemistry and Tumor biology.

The daily work in the company is guided by our values: Excellence, Passion, Grit, and Collaboration. Hence we are looking for individuals with grit and excellence in drug discovery that stems from a true passion for science, coupled with a strong commitment to an open collaboration culture where each project will benefit from the pooled expertise of all members of the team.


Key qualifications for the position include:

  • A strong scientific background in the areas of structural biology, biochemistry, assay development, or protein production
  • In-depth knowledge of drug discovery processes to enable the strategic development of the team and its capabilities.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and an understanding of the global pharma expectations on drug discovery projects.
  • Proven track record as a successful team leader with the ability to balance both the high level scientific and strategic discussions with operative day-to-day tasks
  • Analytical mindset and strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Swedish

To be successful in this role you must have a strong scientific drive and a passion for leading and developing skilled individuals and teams. You are someone who thrives in helping people to reach their full potential and enjoys coaching, supporting, and encouraging members of the team in their daily work. Drug discovery is a relay race where the outcome is dependent on the speed and quality of every detail. Thus, it is important that you have a high level of accountability, organizational skills for yourself and the team, and an ability to plan, act, engage and deliver in a dynamic and changing environment.

If you are ready to bring your scientific experience, drive, and leadership skills to this position we are ready to offer you an exciting and rewarding place of work. We will evaluate candidates continuously and welcome your application today.

For more information about this position, please contact:
Krishan Johansson Haque, PhD, Recruitment Consultant, Poolia Life Science
T: +46 (0)72-070 16 53 E:

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