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Head of Immunobiology

About the role

Tranent, Scotland or Lyon, France

Charles River is one of the world’s largest Contract Research Organisations with more than 10,000 employees in 26 countries and a market leader in the provision of product development services. Charles River takes a passionate approach to improving human and animal health and the company is uniquely designed to meet the needs of clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine and Agrochemical sectors.

The European Immunobiology group currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Head of Immunobiology based either in Tranent (close to Edinburgh), Scotland or at L’Arbresle (near Lyon), France.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the global Immunobiology function and to play a major role in driving the growth and development of this area. You will be involved in developing and growing the business with current and potential external clients, so regular travel will be a prerequisite of the post.

Department Information

The primary function of the Immunobiology Group is to support the development of biological therapies by the measurement of the therapeutic agents themselves and by the assessment of their immunogenicity and Immunotoxicity. These investigations are in support of both preclinical and clinical studies and are aimed at providing data for the development and registration of pharmaceuticals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team management
  • Commercial development of the business
  • Ensuring scientific excellence
  • Scheduling studies and managing timelines
  • Ensuring Quality, both scientific and regulatory
  • Supporting internal and external clients and partners
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management of the programs

Applicants should have:

  • Degree in Immunology or related subject
  • Significant experience in running research programs
  • Experience of team management
  • Experience in a commercial environment

The role offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as excellent career development & training opportunities.

To apply, please send your CV to Ailsa Sutherland, Director at FWB Park Brown