Senior Scientist – In Vivo Pharmacology

Location: Cheshire Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2484

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Our client, a global leader in drug discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs, provides bespoke anti-infective drug discovery and development services for a wide range of diseases and life-threatening infections arising from bacteria, fungi and viruses including multi-drug resistant organisms.

Being part of the dynamic, high-performing and friendly Anti-Infectives team, you would be participating in the design and delivery of pre-clinical studies in infectious disease and DMPK areas.

Basic Requirements:

  • Experienced in vivo scientist with current UK Home Office Personal Licence
  • PhD in a life sciences discipline with relevant focus OR equivalent relevant industrial or academic experience is expected
  • Experience of working in a CRO environment or in industry would be highly advantageous.
  • Direct experience of working with in vivo models, especially bacterial, fungal or viral disease models or DMPK models. Immuno-oncology and respiratory model experience would also be considered
  • Surgical preparation skills are highly advantageous
  • Familiarity with small molecule drug discovery and development is expected
  • Additional experience with peptide and biologic drugs would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in vivostudies and projects to challenging deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on fast-moving studies and projects.
  • Ability to work with a closely interacting team to deliver to tight timelines.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player with a positive ‘go the extra mile’ outlook.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including remote interactions, as well as good organizational and time management abilities.
  • Comfortable with external interactions with clients and prospective clients.
  • High attention to detail and excellent standards of data capture and analysis as well as written and oral presentation skills.
  • Flexible approach, with ability to implement new ideas and technologies.
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-moving environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of client and internal projects through planning, execution and reporting phases with a strong emphasis on customer service.
  • Be an active partner with Discovery teams to enable the identification and optimization of drug candidates through delivery of thoughtful in vivo approaches to impact program decisions.
  • Quality control of data, preparation of formal reports for clients, and presentation of data at conferences and to customers.
  • In vivo model delivery, refinement, development and validation.

Agenda only recruits people with integrity, who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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