Analytical Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Associate Director, Drug Discovery


  • North West
  • £Excellent
  • Life Science

About this job

Excellent and highly rewarding opportunity for an experienced In Vivo Pharmacologist to join the Senior Leadership Team of a top integrated drug discovery organisation!

As a key member of the management group you will contribute to the strategic direction of the company by leading the growth and development of the In Vivo Pharmacology, Translational Oncology team and their current portfolio. You will be recognised as the departments’ primary technical expert and take a prominent role in aligning your team’s objectives to the organisation's overall business plan; this will include managing the structure and function of your department, overseeing the career development of scientists and promoting collaborative working within the company. You will be pivotal in liaising with crucial clients and sponsors on technical issues, supporting projects from early discovery to clinical development.

Experience required:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Significant experience in project/experimental In Vivo Pharmacology/Oncology strategy design and strategic oversight for drug discovery projects in industry (CRO, Biotech, Pharma).
  • Proven scientific leadership/ management experience
  • Ability to conduct high-level interactions with our clients and other stakeholders

An outstanding reputation via a strong scientific pedigree and ability to influence and lead internally and externally is essential!

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Keywords: In Vivo Pharmacology, Oncology, Biomarker, Drug Discovery, Preclinical Development, Clinical Development, Pharmacokinetic, PK, Pharmacodynamic, PD, Immunogenicity, Biomarker, LC-MS/MS, LC/MS/MS, Immunoassay, Flow Cytometry, qPCR, Gene Therapy, Oncology, Senior leader, Leadership, Biopharma, CRO, Biotech,

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