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Advertiser: Zest Business Group

Job Title: Director OF Biopharmaceutical Development - shire
Rate:£70K Per Year
Description: We are looking to identify an experienced Director within biopharmaceutical development, with experience of developing biologics such as monoclonal antibodies and vaccines for a leading drug development organisation in Cambridgeshire.

This senior role will provide strong scientific leadership in helping execute biologics programmes with a focus on monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, proteins and peptides.

The role:

* Review literature and attend conferences to keep abreast of developments in biologics development with respect to company services, with a strong focus on pharmacology / toxicology
* You will understand the way in which biologics therapeutics are being developed and advise the business on any new developments
* Help to develop the organisation in terms of style and content of bid response in the areas of biologics development
* Ensure that strong links are maintained with sales and operational areas in order to keep an integrated approach to biologics development solution provision
* Play a personal and “hands-on” role in advising on specific studies or programmes (with Business Development, Business Services and Programme Management)
* Be an advisor, as required, to our study scientists on assay development “troubleshooting” related matters
* Expand influence beyond non-clinical safety assessment into discovery and clinical areas of the business
* To elevate the scientific standing of the organisation by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at scientific meetings
* This a senior position, but will have no direct reports but matrix relationship with divisional directors and heads of department in all areas of the business
* Ensure a high level of familiarity with the drug pipelines of key customers, including very frequent face to face contact
* Work with Business Development to ensure new sales leads are progressed and our biologics services promoted
* The holder of the role should expect to spend at least 20% of his/her time travelling
* Help to ensure that the biologics business has a strong external and internal scientific profile, this will include the job holders own participation in industry conferences and events
* Participate in appropriate, biologics focussed, industry bodies where appropriate

The candidate:

* A higher degree in a relevant subject eg: Immunology, virology, vaccinology or equivalent industry experience is required
* The successful candidate is likely to have a extensive relevant post doctoral (or equivalent), experience in academia and/or industry
* Demonstrable experience in managing preclinical / discovery / proof of concept / safety in vivo projects to a successful conclusion in an academic or industrial environment
* Proficiency in overseeing the design and running of preclinical biopharmaceutical development projects
* Strong external and internal scientific credibility
* A proven history of management skills in project delivery

Company and Culture:

Our client is a leading development organisation with expertise within the biopharmaceutical and biologics markets. This role offers the right candidate an exceptional career opportunity with a world leader
Skills Required: Director OF Biopharmaceutical Development - Cambridgeshire
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Contact: Neil Dewsbury Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01142380012 Contact Fax:
Reference: 2600 Added: 04-10-2017
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