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VP of R&D

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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14 Dec 2021

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HRS have exclusively partnered with an innovative new start-up based in central London focused on revolutionising the synthesis of biomolecules through enzyme nanotechnology.

They are currently looking to appoint a new VP of R&D to grow and lead of team of a variety of scientists and own the technical strategy for the research and development of pipeline products that will increase the yield, purity and lower synthesis costs to the Biopharmaceutical industry. You will work closely with the CEO and co-founders of the organisation to develop a strong company culture and business strategy to ensure research processes and protocols are robust and meet customer needs.

This role would suit a people driven leader with experience of building an effective team and culture who has also delivered R&D products for lab bench to customers who can develop company road maps. This is a London based role and some site presence is required.


Your duties as the VP of R&D will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Develop, direct and maintain a system to manage all product development programs and
projects, including a rigorous review process, in order to ensure attainment of key milestones
and adherence to product specifications, timelines and budgets.

2. Formulate and implement the long-term strategy with respect to new and emerging
technologies that advance company objectives.

3. Lead the laboratory team to promote a high-performance, results-driven environment with a
strict adherence to project management requirements while also attracting, developing and retaining top talent for the R&D function, while building a culture where the
team is continually improving its performance.

4. Support the identification, monitoring and, in conjunction with business development, the
licensing/acquisition of new technologies that can be incorporated into the company's current
and future products.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the VP of R&D we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree (ideally PhD) in a Life Sciences discipline who has experience of leading an R&D function within the life sciences industry including Product and Service Development where your strategy plans are customer focused.

2. Proven industry experience of Leading and Developing a varied team with experience of showing your effective ability to build a team and problem solve in a highly collaborative environment.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with the ability to develop future business strategy, outlining and driving tactics where you might have exposure to IP regulations.

Key Words: VP of R&D | Product Development | Research & Development | Enzymes | Catalysis | Enzyme Cascade | Nanotechnology | Product Strategy | Technical Strategy | Project Management |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
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