In Vitro Skin Toxicology Study Director

Location: Cheshire Salary: Commensurate with experience Ref: ALS 2294

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an in vitro Skin Toxicology Study Director to support GLP and non-GLP predictive and pre-clinical Toxicology services within a CRO environment.

Basic Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a life science, with a minimum of five years’ experience working in a life sciences laboratory environment.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of skin toxicology assays is essential.
  • Experience as a Study Director/Study Manager performing in vitro skin toxicology assays, leading laboratory-based teams and with in-depth practical experience and knowledge of the GLP principles is highly desirable.
  • Whilst previous experience as a Study Director or senior scientist is highly desirable, candidates who have post-graduate research experience, specifically in the area of skin sensitisation are also encouraged to apply.
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the science and principles of toxicology with application to skin sensitisation (or wider dermal exposure effects), with enthusiasm for the application of these in both a screening and regulatory setting.
  • Experience of working in a CRO environment is desirable.
  • A good communicator, a strong team member with excellent attention to detail.
  • IT literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the timely and accurate conduct and reporting of skin toxicology studies
  • To conduct problem-solving assays as required, including involvement in the development, refinement and implementation of new methodology
  • To function independently as a Study Director in compliance with the principles of GLP
  • To function independently as a single point of contact for the planning, execution, management and reporting of preclinical studies, which may include multi-site studies. Liaising with clients and sponsors, to deliver high quality science and expertise
  • Within the above, to ensure that studies are conducted in accordance with the approved study plan and in compliance with the principles of GLP by monitoring the activities of staff involved, reacting to and documenting unexpected findings or problems and amending protocols where necessary, thereby ensuring high scientific quality
  • To maintain an awareness of current scientific developments within skin sensitisation and wider skin toxicology areas, impacting on the conduct and interpretation of all studies within the Study Director portfolio in order to maintain standards of scientific excellence
  • Analytical skills and experience are required in making decisions, developing solutions, or more complicated judgements, within general operating guidelines. Routinely access internal resources for advice/guidance and external as required

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