Group Leader - Target Validation

04 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Georgia Walden
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Group Leader - Target Validation to join a leading Contract Research Organisation based in the Hertfordshire area. As the Group Leader - Target Validation you will be responsible for mentioning, coaching and developing a team of Scientists focused on late stage Drug Discovery activities including Target Validation and Lead Optimisation.

This position would suit an experienced line manager with knowledge of the screening cascade for drug discovery.


Your duties as the Group Leader - Target Validation will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. To mentor and coach direct reports in achieving their potential and advancing their careers. Guide junior members of the team and offer training and support where required.

2. Lead the team and offer technical advise for troubleshooting assays and support the generation of data. You will maintain an active interest in update and changes to screening technology.

3. Ensure projects run on time and to budget. You will interact internally with Programme Managers as well as directly with external clients.

4. You will have the opportunity to support business development activities and sit on wider business teams to ensure the continued success of the business.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Group Leader - Target Validation we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Life Sciences discipline in addition to previous experience running Biological Assays,.

2. Proven industry experience as a Direct Line Manager where you have supported staff with their development and training.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience in a CRO would be beneficial.

Key Words: Line Management | Group Leader | Team Leader | People Management | Project Management | High Throughput Screening | Biological Assay | Cell Based Assay | Target Identification | Early Stage Drug Discovery

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