Department Marketing Statement
Charles River is one of the world s largest Contract Research Organisations with more than 11,000 employees throughout 70 facilities in 16 countries and a market leader in the provision of product development services. At Charles River, we take a passionate approach to improving human and animal health. Our company is uniquely designed to meet the needs of our clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine and Agrochemical sectors.
A key member of the Integrated Biology Operational Management team; this role will provide strong scientific, operational and strategic leadership to multiple project teams in the Cambridge Integrated Biology Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide scientific and strategic leadership to client project teams.
- Help to recruit, motivate and develop top talented individuals for a variety of technical roles.
- Lead efforts to establish cross site consistency and exchange of best practice in integrated drug discovery project support.
- Provide scientific and strategic leadership to the departmental project leaders on all aspects of in vitro biology/pharmacology - look to maintain and improve efficiency and capacity of the team through automation, communication, outsourcing and innovation.
- Ensure a high level of scientific standard is maintained on all programs.
- Maintain a current awareness of drug discovery technologies and approaches relevant for integrated projects through to candidate nomination, (e.g. screening cascades for compound advancement, target engagement, biomarker strategies, etc.)
- Interface directly with clients and internal customers to understand needs and deliverables and define appropriate strategies (scientific and economic) that will deliver revenue and margin goals.
- Work with BD team to maintain client satisfaction and identify and secure new business.
- Contribute to the management and performance of the Biological Sciences group through participation at relevant meetings and taking on selected
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