Non-clinical Research Specialist, Business Development
Since February 2011
Contributes to business growth by finding new outsourcing opportunities, creating new business relationships with Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology clients and managing key accounts. Works closely with the operations team to develop new services (e.g. oncology models, non-human primate studies) and generate project proposals with detailed cost, timelines and scope of work analysis.
January 2009 --- January 2011
Experienced project manager. Through strong innovative and management skills I contributed to the success of a number of projects in progressing compounds to preclinical development. Proven ability to work on international projects in a multi-disciplinary matrix environment. Initiated and managed strategic collaborations across Europe and USA, gaining access to the expertise and technology required to reach critical milestones. Specialties: • Management of Lead Finding and Lead Optimisation projects. • Initiation and management of external collaborations. • Development of strategies to ensure translation of preclinical projects into clinical phase. • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills • Effective team management, ensuring staff remained dynamic and motivated. • PRINCE 2 practitioner.
January 2007 --- January 2009
Team Leader, Neurobiology Section
January 2001 --- January 2007
CNS Project Leader
June 1996 --- December 2000
Pharmacology in Neuropharmacology from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1996
Biochemistry in from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1992