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Harlow, UK
Posted by: Charles River
16 Mar
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Project Leader - Early Discovery

Harlow, UK
Job Description

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Charles River are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for innovative and highly motivated drug hunters to join our Early Discovery team based in Saffron Walden or Harlow, UK. The required candidates will be experienced project leaders who are able to provide scientific and strategic leadership across the drug discovery pipeline, from target validation through to clinical candidate nomination and beyond, in partnership with our clients. The successful applicants will be instrumental in building and managing high-performing, collaborative, inter-disciplinary project teams through effective matrix leadership and will have a proven track record of advancing small molecules towards the clinic. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in cutting edge science as the role will also provide the opportunity to shape future scientific strategy, alongside other senior scientific leaders in the organisation. As a positive role model across disciplines, a key attribute will be a demonstrated ability to push boundaries and inspire others.

Responsibilities:
- To provide independent scientific leadership of multiple project teams by designing and coordinating work plans, actively managing project resources and finances, influencing across disciplines and using strategic decision making and creative problem solving to achieve project goals
- To provide drug discovery expertise both internally and to clients, challenging thinking and using own initiative to help to influence, define and deliver scientific objectives for self and others
- To act as a scientific lead within the Chemistry, Biology or DMPK department, mentoring others and contributing to influencing the overall scientific direction and strategic vision for the business by identifying new areas for growing capabilities, new technologies and/or creative approaches for process efficiency gains, and by promoting visibility both internally and externally
- To take a leading role in securing new business opportunities, working independently with Business Development to prepare scientific proposals and present to potential new clients
- To communicate clearly and effectively at a strategic level with key stakeholders, interfacing positively with clients and colleagues across disciplines 

Job ID Reference
1481
Desired Skills & Experience

- A background in Medicinal Chemistry, Biology or DMPK
- Broad drug discovery expertise from more than 15 years in the industry, covering different therapeutic areas and project phases across multiple target classes and gene families
- Strong track record of independent scientific leadership and strategic impact, as evidenced by delivery of numerous project milestones, publications and/or co-inventorship on patent applications
- Experience of successfully leading complex matrix teams, interacting across disciplines, planning & managing resources and finances and influencing within and outside of own project  
- A dynamic, can-do attitude and a flexible approach to problem solving. Sound scientific judgement which has impacted on the direction and delivery of projects or departmental initiatives
- An advocate for change with an active interest in new technologies and disruptive approaches, with a drive and passion to innovate and integrate these into common practice 
- The ability to write high quality integrated project proposals to challenging deadlines
- The ability to act proactively and make decisions for self and multiple teams 
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to inspire others
- Evidence of external networking for example through conference presentations or active participation with professional bodies
- A strong commitment to personal development to enable future progression within the organisation as a senior scientific ambassador 

 

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK before being considered. 

Company
  Boston, MA, USA
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
  Workplace
 Harlow, UK