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Group Leader - In Vitro Biology – Oncology, Toulouse



Toulouse, France 

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€60,000.00 - €90,000.00

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Group Leader - In Vitro Biology – Oncology

Paramount Recruitment are working with a leading player in the drug discovery field who are growing their In Vitro Biology capabilities in an attractive and dynamic city in South France. This company have been established almost 30 years and has leading scientists, state-of-the-art technologies as well as key therapeutic expertise such as neuroscience, immunology metabolic diseases, oncology and infectious diseases. The company intends to develop best-in-class and first-in-class differentiated therapeutics and has long standing relationships with many of the worlds top 20 pharmaceutical companies. They operate worldwide, but have their HQ in Europe along with more than 5 offices and 200 employees.

We are looking for a senior candidate with a strong background in oncology, drug targeting and validation who can work under the responsibility of the head of the In Vitro Biology department. Responsibilities will also include:

• Play a key scientific role in multiple projects in the field of oncology by participating in or leading cross-functional research projects and by maintaining a cutting edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge to improve project performance
• Manage a group of 3-5 consisting of skilled scientists and technicians, while collaborating in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced discovery-oriented environment, and at the interface of several departments and sites
• Successfully present the company externally to potential new clients and collaborators in In Vitro pharmacology and/or integrated drug discovery projects
• Be responsible for supporting existing activities as well as establishing novel In Vitro assays, know-how and capabilities within the In Vitro department in response to new business opportunities, working efficiently with other scientists within the company and/or external platforms


Autonomous, pro-active, flexible and a motivating leader
Rigorous, innovative and knowledgeable
Dynamic and customer-focused

Experience required:

• Educated to PhD level in a relevant scientific discipline
• At least 5 years pharmaceutical industry, biotech or academia required
• Accomplishments in drug discovery project management with clients/partners
• Background in in-vitro pharmacology and drug discovery with a track record of contributing to the delivery of pre-clinical development candidates
• A proven, deep understanding of the disease area oncology
• Demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills in leading and developing in vitro pharmacology activities with her/his counterparts in the in vivo pharmacology, chemistry and DMPK departments
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, works well independently and as a group leader, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Capacity to organize and communicate complex scientific concepts and data sets in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders/clients from diverse backgrounds
• Skilled in designing research projects including short-term and long-term experimental plans, needs assessment, planning, studies follow up (timelines, costs, deliverables etc)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at jpage@pararecruit.com or apply to this advert for more information. Yours and the company’s safety are extremely important and we will be interviewing / onboarding virtually during the pandemic.

Keywords: In Vitro Biology, Pharmacology, Oncology, Oncologie, Drug Targets, Drug Discovery, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, France, Europe

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