Head of R&D - Gene Therapy

Head of R&D - Gene Therapy

Job Title: Head of R&D - Gene Therapy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford
Salary: Generous salary plus bonus and shares
Start Date: 2020-01-17
Reference: V-45971
Contact Name: Alex Butcher
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2020 08:34

Job Description

This is a brand-new opportunity to join an exciting and innovative commercial stage drug development organisation headquartered in Surrey, UK. Utilising a unique proprietary drug delivery platform, the company are developing a rich pipeline in prescription drug reformulation and gene therapy. Having reached a pivotal growth phase, they are seeking a Head of R&D to lead their early stage research activities, as well as in-house preclinical development.

The responsibilities of the Head of R&D will include:

• Leading in-house and partnered programme research activities.
• Lead pre-clinical product development
• Managing R&D staff.
• Support regulatory submissions and clinical development.
• Support grant applications.
• Manage tech transfer from R&D to commercial scale-up in collaboration with the Director of Operations.

Key qualifications and skills:

• PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar.
• In-depth knowledge and experience of gene therapy or biologics.
• Experience in drug delivery or formulation would be an advantage.
• Several years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally including time spent in entrepreneurial, investor-led smaller businesses.
• Experience in a management role.

If you are excited by the opportunity to directly impact and support a growing business, who are developing world first platforms, this will be an excellent career opportunity.