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Head of Toxicology Operations - Dundee

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 1099 Date Posted: Thursday 31 Jan 2019
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Head of Toxicology Operations



Our client is looking for an experienced manager to head up their Toxicology Operations within their growing Dundee site. You will be responsible for building a team of expert analysts and assisting with the growth of the site.

This pivotal position will lead and manage the in vitro and in vivo toxicology and pharmacology operations within the company’s Integrated Discovery and Development Services department.

You will work with a talented team of highly qualified professionals within a rapidly expanding life sciences organisation.

For more information on this role, contact Suzi on +44 (0) 1224 608988 or email


About the role

  • Work with the Site Director to lead, resource plan and execute the toxicology and pharmacology services within the company
  • Act as Study Director, Principal Investigator or Responsible Scientist for regulatory studies (GLP) when required.
  • Train 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
  • Assist in the execution of in vivo and in vitro studies (regulatory and non-regulatory) if required.
  • 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, promoting the company’s brand and values internally and externally.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement, profitability, quality and efficiency.
  • Comply with health and safety requirements as stated within company policy, procedure and practice.


About you

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


For more information

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Suzi on +44 (0) 1224 608988 or email