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Group Leader Protein Production & Cell Sciences - South France

France   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Group Leader Protein Production & Cell Sciences - South France

Management role, Full Time

Paramount Recruitment are supporting the growth of a protein and antibody discovery group for a drug discovery company based in the Occitanie area, France. The Company has built substantial drug discovery expertise and an industrialised platform that can drive new innovative drugs into the clinic.

We are looking for a Group Manager/Director level candidates with strong expertise in antibody discovery, protein or cell sciences. You will be responsible for a growing team of almost 20 skilled scientists in recombinant protein production and characterization. The team is developing high through-put techniques to support their Biologics Discovery platform and AAV expertise to support Gene Therapy. You will guide the scientific direction of the team, enhancing their future role in drug discovery projects. Excellent leadership and communication skills, high motivation to contribute to integrated multidisciplinary teams are a must, as is an understanding for markets' and partner's needs to identify additional business opportunities.

*Effective leadership of the Protein and Cell Science team in Toulouse in order to achieve project goals within timelines and budget
*Drives and develops the group scientific and operational strategy to promote strong collaborative and in-house research programs
*Leading the development program for a diverse research team as it extends into new scientific areas, such as biologic discovery and AAV
*Responsible for the development of the members of the team; directly responsible for performance management, career development etc
*Build and maintain professional working relationships with clients to agree and influence scientific direction and project plans and ensure successful outcomes for both parties
*Effective communication of issues, changes of plan and progress; both externally (client) and internally (within teams and to senior management).
*Assists in the development and management of budgets; allocates resources, monitors project costs
*Supports activities such as proposal writing, business development activities and recruitment

Desirable Skills:

*Experience in a drug discovery environment working on projects from target validation through to preclinical development candidate stage in either small or large molecule discovery
*Strong leadership and management skills, and demonstrated success of leading a group of scientists
*Previous experience of working in a commercial environment; the successful candidate will have the ability to an understand the markets' and customers' needs to identify additional business opportunities
*High level of engagement, motivation and initiative to work comfortably and collaborate in a matrix environment
*Excellent interpersonal, technical, and communication skills to be an effective member on cross-functional teams as well as project management skills for timeline tracking and resource planning

Education and Experience:

*PhD (or equivalent) in protein biochemistry or molecular biology with demonstrated accomplished research experience
*At least 5 years of exposure to laboratory/practical work in a research environment; track-record of independent scientific achievement and demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary team setting

Keywords: Antibody Discovery, Protein Production, Cell Sciences, Recombinant Protein Production, Protein Engineering, Protein Biochemistry, Drug Discovery, Gene Therapy

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Reference: JPGL2608
  • Posted: 30th September 2020
  • Expires: 28th October 2020

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