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Director for Target Identification

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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20 May 2022

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Director for Target Identification

HRS are working in partnership with a global healthcare organisation who will be opening a new centre for genetic research, near to Oxford. The facility will be a huge investment & will utilise computational biology, state-of-the-art discovery screening technologies, genetics and human-centric cell systems to identify novel drug targets, and begin their journey towards improving patient outcomes the world over.

As part of this exciting development, we are looking to hire a Director to lead a department for genetic target identification.

As Director for the target identification department you will drive genetic led target identification across therapeutic areas, setting a strategic direction and managing a growing team.

Key duties and Responsibilities:

This position will join the senior leadership team of a growing research site and take direct responsibility for leading the department for genetic target identification. Key duties will include:

1. Managing the ongoing work within the Target Identification team, ensuring a growth in delivery of targets to GDD including genetics-based safety profiling

2. Oversee the appropriate publication and presentation of precompetitive research

3. Act as a member of the senior site management team, providing direction and ensuring high levels of collaboration with local & international teams.

4. Represent the Business in scientific collaborations with external research groups.

Role Requirements:

To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Director for Target Identification we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. A higher academic background in a field relevant to genetic target identification and an excellent knowledge of human genetics applied in the cardiometabolic disease or rare disease space.

2. Practical experience & proven record of using genetics to identify causal genes.

3. Proven leadership experience, with the ability & passion to communicate the value of human genetics to non-experts.

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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