Analytical / Bioanalytical Group Leader

Posted 4 weeks ago

Location: Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden

Our client is a leading integrated drug discovery CRO that has been setting the highest standards in drug discovery, with a particular emphasis on small molecule research, since the early 2000’s. They work in partnership with clients from a variety of sectors including academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and patient foundation organisations around the world with a focus on Assay Biology, Bespoke Assay Development, Small Molecules.

The role of Analytical / Bioanalytical Group Leader:

  • Line-manage analytical and bioanalytical scientist of varying experience levels to deliver client projects and provision of expert analytical chemistry support to the medicinal chemistry team (currently 40 chemists)
  • Working with several clients to agree and implement project strategy and responsibility for the day-to-day reporting and communication of project progress to the clients
  • Providing leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams and provision of insight to the future project direction
  • Support the business development team to assist in securing new business for the company
  • Play a key role in the growth of the analytical and bioanalytical team
  • Play an active role as a member of the chemistry leadership team, using your knowledge to contribute to growing the department and influencing R&D strategy

The requirements of the Analytical / Bioanalytical Group Leader:

  • To be considered for this role you must have a minimum of 10+ years of experience working at the level of Group Leader/Team Leader/Head of Function with direct line management responsibility
  • You will hold a PhD or a BSc/MSc degree in chemistry or natural sciences, supported by a proven track record and delivery of projects to assist in the drug discovery process across hit identification, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation projects in large Pharma, Biotech or CRO sectors
  • You will have an extensive knowledge of analytical chemistry and bioanalytical project support
  • A thorough understanding of DMPK and biology concepts would be advantageous to make key decisions for multidisciplinary drug discovery project teams
  • You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with the ability to clearly summarise and present scientific results and ideas
  • You will also be able to demonstrable experience of working with cross-discipline teams to successfully drive drug discovery projects


  • Base Salary Circa £56,000 – £72,000 DOE
  • 10% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Private Healthcare
  • 4x Salary Life Insurance
  • 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays

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