Head of Pre-Clinical Development - UK

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Pre-Clinical Development
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Simon Penrose

Contact email: simon.penrose@rbwconsulting.com
Contact phone: 01293584300
Job ref: 21879
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 22 October 2021

In partnership with our early-stage drug development client, I am recruiting for a Head of Pre-Clinical Development to advance vaccines for a range of Infectious Diseases.

Our client has secured strong rounds of funding to secure the further development of their unique vaccine science towards the clinical development.

To achieve this, we are searching for a head of preclinical to join this small and innovative group.

This key position will see you plan and manage preclinical development programmes for vaccines,  implement studies according to regulatory requirements and play a key role in development meetings for regulatory and Innovation strategies as well as helping to providing technical direction and leadership.

This great opportunity will be well suited if you have experience of working in a small company environment / Start-up where you have previously provided leadership of pre-clinical developments and overseen the projects as they are outsourced to CRO / Vendor partners.  

This role will bring the opportunity the advance your position within the company to an even broader role in the future.

A working knowledge of regulatory requirements and Quality standards will be essential is helping this group in its drug development aims.

You will work alongside a small team of experts in CMC, Medical and Project Management to implement the pre-clinical development plans and devise various projects for immunological testing and assay development of vaccines.

Working in a semi virtual basis, you will also manage the lab operations, manage CRO activities, set up on-going Quality systems and be part of the senior leadership team when speaking with potential company inventors.

With approx. 8 – 10 years of experience in the development or Immunological / Immunotherapy and / or vaccine development from the Pharma / Biotech sector is desired.  

A knowledge of either Cellular Biology, Infectious diseases, Immunology will be highly desired and will allow you to fully embrace our clients’ scientific platform.

This role is UK based (West) with some homebased flexibility.