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Director of Preclinical Development

Company: RBW Consulting
Location: Belgium, Europe
Reference: JAR-DPD-28097
Closing Date: 28 Oct 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): 100,000+
Benefits: Benefit Package

Job Summary:

Our client is seeking a senior scientist, with a strong innovative profile and management skills to work within a Preclinical team in a Biotech environment.  


Management role

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The company has a strong focus on cell-based technologies and has assembled a unique set of technological platforms supported by a broad intellectual property portfolio and an experienced international team under one roof. 


This is an interesting role for a scientist who also has a strong skill set in business and project management and is able to facilitate team work across the organization.  This Director would have the overall responsibility for the day to day management of the unit and in additional will focus on external relationships with various stakeholders.

The incumbent will be responsible for defining the strategic profile for research, in conjunction with senior management and then directing and implementing the Preclinical Development Plan, ensuring objectives are timeously met.  Be responsible for making recommendations based on the research findings and product performance.


Operate as part of the management team, in close collaboration with the CSO, guiding a team of dedicated researchers.


A prospective candidate needs to have: 

  • Minimum five years’ experience managing preclinical development in a biotech/ small or medium sized CRO or Biopharma company
  • Scientifically focused with an understanding of cell biology and cell therapy is an advantage 
  • Strong business acumen but the ability to manage teams and projects to ensure that deliverables across the departments are met and employees are motivate to achieve goals
  • High level of scientific writing skills
  • Thorough knowledge of ICH guidelines
  • Ability to generate comprehensive Regulatory documentation
  • Strategic decision making experience within Drug Discovery environment
  • Strong project skills
  • Communication and Presentation skills are essential
  • Ability to present on Public Platforms
  • Excellent command of English, French is an advantage
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Willing to relocate to Belgium
  • Open to international travel

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