Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

  • Location

    Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

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  • Contact:

    Bruno Smanioto

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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I am currently looking for a Senior Scientist on behalf of our client in Buckinghamshire.
The successful candidate will have a strong academic background and will be willing to make a difference to the lives of patients by being part of the drug development team.

Role Summary:

The Scientist/Senior Scientist role is an exciting opportunity to be part of the drug development team discovering new diagnostics for neurology, cardiology and oncology. The position would suit an adaptable individual with a strong biology background who wants to make a difference and has the capability to lead biology programmes for different diagnostics across diverse diseases and stages of development.

Essential Responsibilities:

Duties include:

Design and develop studies to evaluate all non-clinical aspects of novel agents. Use your biology background to understand drug targets and to define studies to understand the efficacy and safety of imaging diagnostic candidates;

Build relationships and work with external academics and CROs to implement and monitor the non-clinical programme, ensuring quality and timeliness of in vitro and in vivo studies
Work closely with other functions especially project leadership, chemistry, radiochemistry and regulatory affairs to adapt and develop fit-for-purpose strategies during the challenges of pre-clinical development and ensure agreed milestones are met on time
Prepare high quality reports and documentation, literature reviews to support projects and perform safety risk assessments of chemicals based on published data.
Communicate expertise effectively and clearly to internal and external stakeholders as well as interact with Health Authorities as the Non-clinical lead
Use your technical capability and problem-solving ability to challenge assumptions and simplify processes
Willingness to adapt to changing environments and ability to progress multiple projects

Quality Specific Goals:

* Aware of and comply with the organisation's Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations
* Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines
* Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required


A PhD or equivalent in Biology, Pharmacology, Life Sciences or related field or equivalent relevant experience
An interest or experience in drug or pharmaceutical diagnostic development

Desired Characteristics:

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong biology background with experience in a field relevant to the biological/non-clinical aspects of drug development
An understanding of imaging (PET, SPECT, CT, MR or ultrasound) is desired, but not critical
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to challenging projects
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills to work across disciplines
Demonstrated ability in report writing and study design and monitoring
Strong analytical skills to assess experimental results generated externally with logic and scrutiny
Logical, thorough and resourceful way of problem solving to generate creative and effective solutions

Locations: United Kingdom; Chalfont St Giles

If the above is of interest to you, send your CV for consideration.