The Division Head of Discovery II will lead a well-established senior scientific team. They will be responsible for planning and directing research projects investigating microbe characteristics and host responses of live biotherapeutic candidates progressing to the clinic. In particular, they will lead the research team to define mechanism of action of selected LBPs in novel disease areas using appropriate preclinical models and readouts. The successful applicant should ideally have solid knowledge of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions. The Division Head will be responsible for planning and directing the research projects within the planned resources and staff. They should have the ability to blend an understanding of preclinical science and translational research and be experienced in providing leadership to a group of scientists.