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Head of Toxicology Operations - Dundee

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 1099 Date Posted: Monday 03 Dec 2018
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Head of Toxicology Operations


Entrust People are currently supporting a rapidly expanding unique life sciences organisation based in the Dundee area and they are seeking an experienced Manager with strong operations background within Toxicology.

The Head of Toxicological Operations position is a pivotal role within the Integrated Discovery and Development Services within the business. The role will lead and manage the in vitro and in vivo toxicology and pharmacology operations within the organisation.

Role Responsibilities (Amongst Others):

  • In conjunction with Site Director (Dundee), lead, resource plan and execute the toxicology and pharmacology services.
  • Act as Study Director, Principal Investigator or Responsible Scientist (where appropriate) for regulatory studies (GLP) when required.
  • Act as laboratory leader and train all other members of the toxicology and pharmacology group across all IDDS sites to be able to develop and validate assays in support of studies to current industry and regulatory (FDA/EMEA) standards
  • Provide regulatory expertise for in vivo and in vitro studies across all IDDS sites
  • If required, assist in the execution of in vivo and in vitro studies (regulatory and non-regulatory)
  • Lead and author scientific publications
  • Author and assist in the review of SOPs and other business process documents
  • Act as an ambassador for the business and in doing so proactively promoting the company brand and values both internally and externally.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for continuous improvement, profitability, quality and efficient ways of working.
  • Comply with health and safety requirements of the site as stated within company policy, procedure and practice.

About You

To be successful in your application for the role of Head of Toxicology Operations you will be required to have the following background/experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline essential.
  • Higher degree (Master or Doctorate) in related discipline highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of toxicology studies (in vitro and/or in vivo) essential.
  • Proven operational excellence within a regulatory (GLP/GCP) toxicological environment essential
  • Experience of acting as Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or Analytical Phase Manager essential.
  • Demonstrable resource and people management essential.
  • Experience within a CRO environment highly advantageous
  • Home Office License Holder Model 1 through to 4 highly advantageous.
  • Understanding of customer base and commercial awareness also desirable.
  • High-level interpersonal skills.

For Further Information:

If you would like to discuss the above opportunity in more detail or discuss any other potential opportunities, please contact one of our experienced consultants Suzi Robertson on +44(0)1224 608988 or email with a CV and she will be delighted to talk about the next step of your career.

Keywords: Toxicology, Pharmacology, GLP, In Vivo, In Vitro, Operations, Management, Animal Studies