1 week ago

VP / Vice president Genomics and Drug Discovery - London

London Competitive Permanent

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VP / Vice president Genomics and Drug Discovery – London


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a VP of Target Discovery to join a pioneering drug discovery company based in London. This is a hybrid position whereby you can work primarily from home and travel into the office one or two days a week.


As the VP you will lead a multidisciplinary group to develop the companies drug discovery portfolio.


Responsibilities

  

Responsible for overall strategy, delivery of analysis results, and optimisation of the methodology.

Provide scientific leadership, line management and development to a group of talented biologists, bioinformaticians and data scientists.

Work with our commercial team to identify therapy areas where additional genetics insights will make the biggest impact and ensure access to suitable datasets in these disease areas

  

Develop collaborations with academic and other external groups and contribute to business development activities to facilitate discussions with potential 3rd party partners.

 Work with other functions in the Company to ensure effective delivery of results and methodology development.

Represent the function on senior committees

Ensure compliance with requirements for the safe storage and use of human genetic data.

  

Experience 

  • Ideally a PhD in genetics, bioinformatics, data science (or similar).
  • Experience in target validation and small molecule drug discovery.
  • Broad experience of the direct line management, mentoring and scientific direction of scientists within project teams.
  • Application of genetic and genomic data to drug discovery in small and/or large pharma/biotech companies and experience with approaches used to understand complex disease genetics.
  • Familiarity with modern high-throughput functional genomics technologies and data, including epigenomics and transcriptomics, single cell omics and CRISPR.

In return you can expect a competitive package with an attractive share options and bonus scheme. For more information please contact Lauren Gripton at Paramount Recruitment lgripton@pararecruit.com


Keywords- drug discovery, genetics, genomics, small molecule, VP, Associate Director, Director, Head of, target discovery, target validation, pharmaceutical, pharma, biotech.

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