Below is a summary of our live projects. A full recruitment brief is available for each so please either e-mail quoting the project reference number or call us on +44 (0) 1494 867655 for further details.

 

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Head of Business Development

Our not for profit client requires an experienced Business Development professional to further grow their business from a strong foundation.  The successful and dynamic young business was founded to enable the sharing of research tools within the global life science community. Research reagents, such as antibodies, mice and cell lines are the cornerstones of basic scientific research; without them, scientists could not test their hypotheses, validate their ideas or develop new concepts. Our client acts as a marketplace for scientists to maximise commercial opportunities for these tools and share information. Candidates must have previously had direct line responsibility as they will manage two Business Development Managers, a Head of Scientific Portfolio and a Sales Administrator. They must also have experience in the identification, due diligence, evaluation, appropriation and commercialisation of life science reagents. A degree in life sciences or a related field is required together with experience of building and implementing a commercial strategy, together with creating accurate forecasts.

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NGS Business Unit Manager 

Our client is a leading presence in the global genomics market. This is a newly created Unit and the role holder will manage activities focusing on financial and strategic growth in the NGS application space. Candidates must have a Degree in Molecular Biology, significant commercial experience in Sales, Marketing or Product Management of NGS related technology and experience in business plan creation, strategic planning and implementation. They will have been involved in M&A, strategic partnerships, licensing or similar business to business engagements, An MBA is preferred.

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Global NGS Technical Lead

Our client is a leading presence in the global genomics market. This role sits within the newly created NGS Business Unit and requires global technical leadership of new product development, driven by user needs. Candidates must be educated to PhD level, have experience and knowledge of NGS workflows and instrumentation (in particular sample preparation and library preparation) and retain experience of developing new products. 

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NGS Project Manager 

Our client is a leading presence in the global genomics market. This role sits within the newly created NGS Business Unit and requires the Project Manager to support the Business Unit Manager in overall planning, coordination, implementation, tracking and reporting of activities as our client develops new NGS products and services. They will solicit relevant inputs from Business Unit Management, R&D, Product Marketing, Sales,

Manufacturing, Finance and Quality teams to develop and manage the programme plan. Candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Scientific discipline, proven experience in project management and demonstration and product development experience and knowledge of product development frameworks and procedures, specifically, systems level experience designing and supporting multiple disciplines in a scientific field.

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Qualified Person

Our client is seeking a QP for a business critical hire for our client who develops and manufactures novel innovative dosage forms and solutions to its customers in the health care industry. The company’s solves customers’ most pressing product development challenges, including bioavailability enhancement, modified release, abuse deterrence, biotherapeutics processing, and inhalation formulation.

 

The role requires a scientific background and a qualified QP with s strong Quality Assurance/Control and Quality Systems background. Its split across sites in North UK so it’s a busy and varied role with Clinical trial supplies and commercial batches. It is possible they may need to hire 2 people one for IMP batch release and one for commercial batches to fulfil all their QP requirements


The role holder will need demonstrated experience of GMP and regulatory standards within a Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment (MHRA/FDA) is required

 

The client has also agreed that IMP Training can be provided if the role holder has not worked with Clinical Trial batch release before.

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Chief Executive Officer

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead the growth of a small instrumentation company with global ambition. The company is bringing analytical power, in a novel low cost easy use format, to a wider range of users to increase their efficiency and productivity, and is in line with an industry trend away from high capital cost analytical facilities with specialist staff. The Company is establishing itself in niche applications and following substantial fund-raising is seeking a new CEO to lead its growth into new application areas and to profitability.

 

This is a strategic and operational role requiring the ability to drive the business forward commercially and financially. This will require the CEO to travel to develop key relationships and negotiate strategic deals. The CEO will have experience of identifying commercial opportunities, in particular with regard to OEM agreements. Knowledge and understanding of the targeted markets, particularly in pharma and bioscience, and their analytical requirements, is essential. 

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Unconventional T cells Group Leader

Our client is  an innovative and dynamic world leading T cell receptor biotech company focused on the development of a new class of immunotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of cancer.

 

This is a new appointment and a key senior position within the Research department. The Group Leader will lead a team of dedicated scientists to study Novel T cells and expand its current TCR protein engineering efforts and focus.  You will work as part of a dynamic research leadership team and help shape R&D endeavours and expand the therapeutic potential of their platform.The ideal candidate will have a PhD with a strong scientific track record in both conventional and Unconventional TCR research with a strong foundation in protein biology and protein engineering.

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Diagnostics Development Lead 

Our client is  an innovative and dynamic world leading T cell receptor biotech company focused on the development of a new class of immunotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of cancer.

 

The “Diagnostics Development Lead” is a key senior positon and a key hire for the business. This cross-functional role will work with all groups in the business and which will be instrumental in bringing in Diagnostic expertise to develop the required companion diagnostics for the companies pipeline. The role will work alongside the pre-clinical product development programs to ensure that at the point a development program enters the clinic, the relevant diagnostic test has been developed, so that patients are correctly selected onto the clinical trial.

 

The role-holder will lead and co-ordinate the diagnostics activity to support the rapidly expanding clinical development portfolio.  Experience in the development of companion diagnostics is essential.

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CTO/ Head of R&D

Our client as a unique platform utilizes droplet microfluidics for high throughput, single-cell, function-based screening of entire antibody secreting B-cell populations.

 

This is a critical senior hire, the role holder will be a key part of the senior management of the business and play a leading role in driving the business forwards on 2 fronts:- providing the high level preclinical antibody drug discovery knowhow that will enable the company to continue to engage on strategic projects with top 10 pharma AND providing input into defining the company’s own future drug development strategy and then execute that program.

 

They work on collaboration projects mostly with Pharma so the role hold must be able to work at both the strategic and operational level, to deliver customer projects. They will be actively involved in attracting new partners, framing project plans that meet the needs of the potential partners with all the associated budget and resources planning.

 

It’s unlikely the role hold will have less than 10 years of industrial experience within the field of antibody drug discovery, preferable from a larger pharmaceutical company and must have a  clear understanding of“ what makes a good industrial standard antibody drug candidate” and comprehensive overview of antibody discovery technologies is essential.

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Territory Manager for Germany and Austria

Our client is is the market leader in the field of assisted reproduction and offers a wide range of high-end equipment and consumables for IVF centers.

 

This role is key to the company’s growth plan for Europe; highly visible to the whole company the objective will be to develop business from the existing client base and drive sales to new customers. The role holder will be responsible for direct sales of the Company’s IVF and Cytogenetics Products and consumables in Germany and Austria. The role holder will generate sales, achieve forecast, develop new accounts, manage existing customers and develop promotional activities to achieve profitable growth in the assigned territory.

 

A degree in life sciences or equivalent training is required along with proven technical selling experience in the market space required. Experience selling cell culture or related products into a clinical environment but prior experience of selling into IVF or ART applications is highly desirable. Experience of working across Germany; understanding of the EU market would be helpful. The role holder should have a proven track record in development of business in a competitive market.

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Manager Formulation Development

Our client develops and manufactures novel innovative dosage forms and solutions to its customers in the health care industry. The company’s solves customers’ most pressing product development challenges, including bioavailability enhancement, modified release, abuse deterrence, biotherapeutics processing, and inhalation formulation.

 

The role holder is responsible for the management of formulation development projects & supervision of clinical manufacturing.  The role will lead platform formulation research initiatives. The candidate will have a pharmaceutical background & experience within a cGMP, FDA and MHRA regulated environment. The company have multiple technologies including IP protection, solutions for immediate & controlled release, colonic delivery (small molecules, proteins and peptides) & combination products.

The role demands an MSc or PhD in pharmaceutical sciences or related subjects and at least 3 years relevant industry experience and ideally 5 years direct technical experience of formulation and drug delivery within the industry

Experience in oral solid dosage forms and delivery systems is required along with experience of product development within a pharmaceutical environment with formulations of drug products for pre-clinical and clinical trials.

A track record of innovative problem solving in pharmaceutical development is required. Knowledge of pharmaceutical development process and relevant regulatory guidelines together wiith and experience of working within a cGMP environment. 

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Extractables and Leachables Specialist

Our client, among other therapy areas, has an Innovative pipe-line that has been enriched with several new molecules in clinical and pre-clinical stages of development. Respiratory Research & Development which is of strategic importance to the business.

 

This is a key role in Respiratory R&D product development. The role reports directly into the Director, Respiratory R&D. The key deliverable is the control of trace-level organic compounds in packaging, medical device systems and pharmaceuticals. The candidate should have a strong organic chemistry background with analytical experience in advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.

The role requires a degree in Science ideally an organic chemistry or polymer background and a minimum of 5 years analytical experience in an R&D or an academic environment; knowledge  of GCMS and/or LCMS would be advantageous

Prior experience of working in pharmaceutical, medtech or diagnostics would be useful although they will consider candidates from food packaging technology. A background in the  analysis of extractables and  leachable from packaging is preferred as well as being experienced in method development/validation.

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Head of Formulations, Analytical and outsourced programmes

 Our Client is a clinical stage development company focused on solid dose formulations of therapeutics and vaccines.

This is a business critical role and thus leads the team who are engaged in a range of formulation project work is supporting and building a pipeline of in-house and partnered products based on the company’s proprietary technology. An in depth knowledge of formulation development and analytical development of vaccines and proteins is required with a track record to demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to solve product development problems for pharmaceutical products. Ideally knowledge in the development of drug/device combinations from design to market.

The role demands a scientist, preferably PhD in biochemistry or pharmacist with an in depth knowledge of formulation development and analytical development of vaccines and proteins.

A track record demonstrating the ability to apply this knowledge to solve product development problems for pharmaceutical products and ideally several years’ experience of developing novel vaccines and proteins formulations. Knowledge in the development of drug/device combinations from design to market would be helpful along with an understanding of vaccine drug product manufacturing processes and production technologies. Experience in formulation development of solid dosage forms and freeze-drying is a plus. 

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Qualified Person

Our client develops and manufactures novel innovative dosage forms and solutions to its customers in the health care industry. The company’s solves customers’ most pressing product development challenges, including bioavailability enhancement, modified release, abuse deterrence, biotherapeutics processing, and inhalation formulation.

 

This is a business critical hire to ensure the execution and maintenance of the existing batch release systems, scheduling release programs and batch review procedures; manage and co-ordinate the batch release activities to ensure compliance with committed timelines, relevant regulations and guidance.  These activities will include review of new clinical products; existing clinical products, existing commercial products; regulatory/client interactions where appropriate and review of all related documentation. In addition gaining up to date knowledge of supporting systems and current regulatory requirements to ensure that commitments and legal requirements are met.

 

The role requires a scientific background and a qualified QP with s strong Quality Assurance/Control and Quality Systems background

Demonstrated experience of GMP and regulatory standards within a Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment (MHRA/FDA)

First class communication skills at all levels, is required to influence others positively and the role holder must ability to train, guide and mentor others.

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Technical Account Managers x4 (Poland, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain)

Are you interested in new technology and being part of a fast growing business?

 

An opportunity is open for a “Technical Account Manager” based Poland, for a company that has developed a “state-of-the art” technology to automate image analysis of neurological and cerebrovascular disorders

The open position will “manage” the rollout and implementation of the software initially in 30 hospital sites in the above regions.  With successful implementation these installations are projected to ramp up over time until the end of 2019, by which time installations in over 500 hospitals predominantly in Europe is anticipated.  With this growth, these roles could offer significant career opportunities.

Previous experience as an Application/technical specialist, sales or project management would be ideal from a healthcare background.

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QC Team Leader Microbiology

This is a key hire for a busy manufacturing site.  The role requires someone with experience of running a busy QC function; familiarity of biologics and sterile manufacture is ideally sought.  Educated to degree level in an appropriate scientific discipline ideally with a background in microbiology the role requires significant experience in a quality role in the biopharmaceutical or closely related industry. The successfull candidate will have a strong technical background with an excellent working knowledge of GM's plus quality and regulatory understanding. 

 

The role requires proven line management experience with the ability to engage and motivate a multiskilled team to reach higher goals.  The ability to communicate effectively at all levels is essential as is the ability to work under pressure.  The person must be logical and numerate with an aptitude for detail. 

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Senior Device Design Engineer Respiratory Products

Our client, ranked among the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world, is seeking a highly innovative and self-motivated mechanical engineer with strength in aerosol and dry powder respiratory product design and strong leadership skills. The role is responsible for driving development for all device and combination products in our clients Respiratory portfolio from clinical development through to product registration and commercial support. The individual may work independently but will also be required to lead a multi-disciplinary technical team, liaise with other functional disciplines within the pharmaceutical product development organization and collaborate extensively with external organizations.

The role holder will have a degree in engineering plus ideally a PhD or Masters qualification in industrial design engineering or similar relevant subject area and at least 5 years’ experience in device and combination product development ideally respiratory products. Knowledge of the eeffective application of 21 CFR Part 4 combination products and an in depth knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements in the Pharmaceutical Industry would be advantageous. Must be creative and strong in Engineering Design techniques.

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