Vice President / Group Lead

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To support the continued growth of the Anti-infectives therapeutic area we are now recruiting for a key scientific leadership role within our dynamic team: Group Leader / VP, Anti-infectives (in vivo) is a senior role within the anti-infectives department reporting to the Head of Site. 

  • Responsible for the management of the anti-infectives in vivo group and activities therein.
  • Ensure that projects are prioritized correctly and delivered to agreed quality standards, timelines and budgets.
  • Work with Anti-infective SVPs and peers to deliver scientific excellence across the anti-infectives portfolio.
  • Ensure benchmarking of the group with regard to current and future developments in the field and industry trends to maximize competitive advantage.
  • Undertake medium and short-term planning and supervision of projects, which may require interaction with multiple departments and external clients.
  • Assist in the development and management of budgets; allocates resources and monitors project costs; costs are reported on a monthly basis and projects re-budgeted if circumstances change
  • Support management with proposal writing and Business Development activities.
  • Responsible for the performance management, career development and training of department employees.
  • Key interface with clients and collaborators across anti-infective portfolio.
  • Serves as a scientific expert contributing at a high level across in vivo pharmacology activities (Innovate and Execute), including PKPD, efficacy models, study design and implementation.
  • Ph.D., or equivalent, and postdoctoral training in relevant scientific discipline.
  • 10+ years of drug discovery experience (anti-infective therapeutic area is advantageous but others will be considered).
  • Scientific leadership experience, and strong management abilities. Knowledge of outsourcing and CRO landscape.
  • Proven track record of scientific achievement and leadership.
  • Experience in directing / leading multiple, successful programs
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations to various audiences
9 June 2021
Greater Manchester