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Chief Scientific Officer - France

Company: Barrington James Clinical
Reference: AJ137-CSO
Closing Date: 01 Jun 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

I’m currently working on a retained search with a French biotech who focus on next generation of immune checkpoint modulators.  They also have a diversified portfolio of first-in-class therapeutic antibodies in cancers and auto-immunity.


They are currently looking for an experienced Chief Scientific Officer to provide leadership and direction to all of the company’s internal and external research and development activities.  You will also be broadly responsible number two to the CEO, leading the formulation of the R&D strategy along with the build-up of an effective R&D organisation.  The CSO will be responsible for implementing state-of-the art processes for all levels of activities from discovery research through early clinical development. 



  • Membership of the executive leadership team, contributing to strategy development and decision making in relation to company-wide issues.
  • In order to lead the way in the hyper-competitive immuno-oncology landscape, the CSO must provide sound understanding of immuno-oncology target biology, pharmacology, clinical positioning, future market needs, and regulatory challenges. 
  • Contribute to the leadership team’s – and the Board’s - understanding of R&D challenges to ensure the right go/no go decisions and prioritisation of resources.
  • Align, structure, motivate and lead the R&D organisation to deliver on R&D and IP strategies.
  • Direct the implementation of R&D processes including implementation of IT systems to support research documentation (data, protocols, reports, patent applications).



  • PhD or MD
  • Must be willing to travel/relocate/commute to France
  • Previous experience as a CSO (desirable)
  • Documented scientific and medical leadership in relevant translational medicine fields, i.e., immune-oncology and/or immunology and possibly infectious diseases.
  • Proven track record in drug discovery and development on antibodies (lead identification, engineering, cell line development, and regulatory development of antibodies).
  • As a strong leader and accomplished people manager, the CSO should have gravitas and self-confidence and should not be afraid to voice his/her position within internal management/strategic discussions.


For enquiries/ confidential discussion get in contact with Amy from Barrington James at or call 00441293 776644.  Due to high level of interest in this positon, recruitment is expected to close prematurely.  Interviews are being scheduled 11/5.


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