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Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), part-time

Location: Dublin
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:

Job Description

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
The CSO will be a highly accomplished scientific leader in clinical research, development and operations; who will operate as a key member of the executive team based in Ireland and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). There is flexibility for this role to be performed on a part-time basis.
The CSO will, in collaboration with the executive team and other key leaders, lead the organisations research strategy and will further develop and build the organisation, while ensuring the best use of resources in pursuing growth objectives.
The successful candidate will lead clinical research, development and operations strategies and plans for clinical programs and functions through appropriate leadership, direction and expertise.
This role will also serve as the external facing partner to the research and scientific communities in support of organisational vision, strategy and goals.
The CSO will be responsible for:
Leading and presenting ongoing scientific and clinical research plans and status reports to the CEO, Clinical Executive and Board, as required.
Providing scientific insight and vision to support and help shape the organisations business model and will serve to continue building and driving the recruitment and retention of the highest level of talent for the organization.
Modelling, instilling, supervising and mentoring the scientific staff, problem solving, and maintaining the highest level of scientific rigor and professionalism.
Leading engagement all stakeholders, internal and external stakeholders, such as Chief Investigators, internal committees, partners, investigator/site research team members, etc., ensuring delivery of organisational vision and strategy.
Ensuring clinical programs and trials are managed according to all regulatory requirements, guidelines and SOPs efficiently and within budget.
Representing organisation at national and international meetings and conferences, as required.
Performing other tasks as specified by the CEO.
Person Spec:
Medical Degree is preferred, with depth of clinical research, clinical development and/or clinical operations experience. Applicable qualifications and experience with be considered.
Strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative working style, a strong track record of mentorship of research staff, and an enthusiasm for building partnerships among key stakeholders.
Organizational aptitude to build, lead and develop an outstanding team.
Visibility and involvement in scientific and medical community.
The ability to serve as the liaison to Scientific Advisory Boards and develop relationships with key opinion leaders and advisors.
Must be an articulate and a strong communicator, and able to deliver a credible message that is supportive of the organisation’s needs in external presentations to peers, regulators, advisors, partners and other key audiences.
Ability and expertise in contributing to publications, promotional materials, training and communication to less scientifically inclined or business-focused audiences as necessary.

For further details please phone Larry on +353 1-2302400 /

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

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