Planet Pharma Staffing Limited
Lead discovery and pre-clinical research activities through Translational stage. Directly manage a team of scientists.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage multiple projects across pre-clinical and translational research.
Provide scientific expertise, guidance and strategy to successfully bring programs to clinic
Recruit and manage a team of researchers to develop, optimise, validate, and execute in vitro and in vivo research.
Be accountable for project timelines and trouble shooting.
Allocate and manage research group budget
Understand and monitor competitive landscape.
Author and maintain relevant regulatory filings, eg Investigator’s Brochure.
Liaise with patent attorneys to file and support patent applications.
Manage research collaborations with industry and academic partners.
Participate in business development activities to promote research with external collaborators.
Identify and author strategic grant applications.
Working with PS and Head of R&D to define disease area strategy and target selection.
Identify partnership opportunities to exploit the company technology
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Preferably a Ph.D. degree with 5-10 years drug discovery experience within Pharma and/or biotech with at least 2+ years in a leadership capacity managing a group of at least 5-10 scientists.
Solid background and training in his or her own fields of studies and in conducting research using the latest drug discovery technologies and advances in science.
Good knowledge and experience in advancing therapeutics from concept to proof of concept in-vivo onto clinical candidates.
Excellent people management skills.
Extensive experience in project management.
Ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentations for both internal and external meetings.
Expertise in Oncology or Immunology therapeutics or a similarly complex and innovative drug platform.
London, UK (some flex to work from home)
Attractive salary plus bonus / shares
ABOUT PLANET PHARMA
Planet Pharma is an American parented Employment Business/Agency that provides global staffing services with its head-quarters in Chicago and our EMEA regional office located in Central London. We have invested significantly in creating a robust international platform that enables us to work compliantly in 30+ countries with a current network of 2500+ active contractors globally as well as a very strong permanent / direct hire recruitment offering.
Our specialist knowledge and close relationships with our clients and the wider industry really makes us unique in our field. Just recently we were recognised by FORBES as the 17th best professional staffing firm, and have won multiple awards from industry accredited bodies for our commitment to excellence and service delivery. We have extensive functional expertise including: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, QA, QC, Submissions experts, Clinical development, Quality, Biostatistics, and Medical Affairs / Writing.
We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Planet Pharma is an Employment Agency providing Global Staffing services.
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