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Associate Director, Translational Biology

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Dependent on Experience
Closing date
1 Jun 2022
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We are currently looking for a Associate Director, Translational Biology to join a leading Biotherapeutics company based in the South Cambridgeshire area. As the Associate Director, Translational Biology you will lead the In Vivo Pharmacology team and disease modelling and represent the department to the rest of the organisation and externally. You will develop project plans and ensure the successful progression of the discovery pipeline through to clinical research.

This is a clinical stage Immuno-oncology, Biotherapeutics company with a novel pipeline of Bacterial based therapeutics. You will therefore have the opportunity to develop novel disease models and have the ability to contribute to the cutting edge development of Live Bacterial Therapeutics.


Your duties as the Associate Director, Translational Biology (In Vivo) will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Lead all the In Vivo capabilities for the company including representing the department to the wider organisation and developing project strategies to ensure the success R&D of novel Bacterial Therapeutics.

2. Manage, mentor and develop a team of research scientists focused on the establishment and development of novel disease models in the areas of autoimmunity, IBD and immuno-oncology. They will also be focusing on the validation of biological models to ensure the clinical relevance of the models using translational biomarkers.

3. Manage CRO interactions and external collaborations while also developing data packages and presentations for internal communication.

4. Hold a Project Licence and ensure the highest level of standards within the in vivo facility, ensuring ethical and welfare regulations are upheld.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Associate Director, Translational Biology we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD in a Biological discipline in addition to a number of years either in an academic or industry setting where you have worked in the field of in vivo pharmacology.

2. Proven industry experience of establishing novel animal models for disease where you have had a strong focus on the underlying biological mechanisms. Experience in the fields of Immunology, Autoimmunity and/or Immuno-oncology are highly desirable.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with the design, execution and documentation of rigorous testing of therapeutic agents.

Key Words: In Vivo | Pharmacology | Pre-clinical | Animal Models | Mouse Models | Model Validation | Immuno-oncology | Immunology | Autoimmunity | Home Office Licence | Project Licence | Animal Licence | Microbiome | Bacterial Therapeutics | Clinical Development

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
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