Chief Science Officer - Vacancy - Richmond Phamacology

Chief Science Officer

On request pa
Permanent, Full Time
London Bridge

Richmond Research Institute is a fully owned subsidiary of Richmond Pharmacology, one of the UK’s largest early Phase Contract Research Organisation (CRO), conducting pioneering early phase clinical trials in healthy-volunteer and patient-volunteer populations. Our global reach and world-renowned team, based at a dedicated facility in central London, contribute to making Richmond Pharmacology an exciting and dynamic place to work.

We have a great opportunity for a Chief Science Officer to join our growing team and contribute to our industry leading research work within the clinical pharmacology sector. This role will involve you at the very heart of Richmond Pharmacology’s research work and is most likely to suit an industry professional or experienced academic with considerable experience within the life sciences sector.


-You are expected to contribute to the strategic direction of the institute with a responsibility for identifying and securing research funding for specific projects from commercial, national and supranational entities
-You have overall operational responsibility for the dedicated research hub, building and managing a team of skilled research scientists who will deliver a regular output of manuscripts for submission to high impact publications and conference contributions. You will have excellent communication skills and will be accustomed to presenting to both scientific and lay audiences alike
-You will also be expected to keep fully abreast of changes in industry guidelines and best practice, incorporating them most effectively to maintain optimum efficiency in scientific study design
-It is essential that you continue with your own personal development and you will need to continue developing your own scientific credentials

Main Duties:
-Identify sources for research funding and make and manage efforts to secure funding
-Working with industry leaders to find opportunities for collaboration.
-Identify IP to be secured through patent protection
-Identify industry partners to build collaborations and secure future funding
-Build and manage a team of highly skilled research professionals dedicated to analysis and delivery of research findings
-Develop and manage workflow of research projects leading to a regular output of work published to respected peer reviewed publications
-Timely completion of tasks to enable project implementation and achieve objectives according to agreed timelines and budget.
-Contribute to authoring of conference abstracts and manuscripts for publication in high impact peer-reviewed journals
-Source and build network of academic collaborators for development of joint research work
-Identify public bodies within the UK and internationally to build relationships for the purpose of collaboration on research work and the influencing of future regulatory guidelines
-Train and advise less experienced members of the Advanced Research Science team on content and format requirements for various documents, as well as coordinate writing activities for document development (e.g. timelines and review/revision responsibilities) within the project teams.

-Candidates applying for this role must have:
-Demonstrable experience in a scientific role where competencies and good writing skills have been developed and tested, ideally in a clinical trials environment enabling you to understand the underlying principles of pharmacology and compile strategically focused clinical trial documents.
-A life science background and a PhD or MD with publication experience including first author of multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts.
-Proficiency in expert use of a range of resources (e.g. Microsoft office, scientific databases, referencing software, online submissions & tracking).
-The ability to effectively train and manage less experienced Clinical -Pharmacology Scientist Associates, leading by example, and recognising where s/he can use his/her skills to support colleagues and direct reports.
-Strong interpersonal skills, excellent time management, decision making, presentation and communication skills

In return, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including matching pension contributions (5%), life assurance (3x salary), private single medical and dental insurance and a generous holiday allowance, starting at 25 days, excluding bank holidays, increasing by 1 day per annum, up to a maximum of 30 days.

Due to the high volume of applications, we’re unable to update everyone individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days, your application has been unsuccessful.

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