Head of R&D, Biology & Pharmacology

Job Title: Head of R&D, Biology & Pharmacology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
REF: 122990
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: almost 5 years ago

Job Description

Head of R&D, Biology & Pharmacology
Our client, a young and fast growing innovative drug discovery company based in Dublin, with novel platform technology which provides innovative solutions to help treat people with unmet needs, now seek to expand their team with a new senior post - Head of R&D, Biology & Pharmacology.

The successful candidate will highly motivated individual with a background in drug discovery, protein science and translational research within the Biopharma/Pharma industry. This hire will lead the company's preclinical pharmacology supporting programs in research and clinical development stages.

This role offers an opportunity for someone who is seeking to accelerate their career in a diverse, fast-moving, growing and innovative company. This role offers exposure to and working closely with the CSO as well as key stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in leading teams through Lab set-up, aiding the discovery and development of compounds through clinical process to commercialisation and utilising their business acumen to drive growth of the business, in line with the strategic plan.

Responsibilities of Head of R&D, Biology & Pharmacology:
Develops, oversees and directs the overall Laboratory strategy for all R&D programs throughout the development lifecycle.
Manage, mentor and motivate staff and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
Protect confidential information and patented processes.
Set standards for laboratory testing and acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensure these are maintained. Provide guidance as required by applicable regulations.
Work with the team on the design and excitation of new assays, and oversee validation of new tests and transition to clinical testing. This also includes troubleshooting experiments, coordinating and leading research project.
Identify and support relevant external collaborations and relationships e.g. academic, vendors, etc.
Participate in business strategic development activities including visiting and hosting clients.
Provides support to multidisciplinary research project teams in areas such as genomics, DNA sequence analysis, biology and pathology.

Requirements of Head of R&D, Biology & Pharmacology:
PhD in Biology or a similar discipline.
10+ year's solid industry experience, ideally from a number of life science development companies.
Experience leading a biology or drug discovery group in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company is essential.
Must have experience in strategic planning, project leadership, laboratory and budget management
SME in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology, as well a broad understanding of physiological principles of health and disease.
Proven problem solving expertise, strong understanding of science and commercial acumen.

Please phone Larry on +353 1-2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie

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

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