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VP of Target Discovery

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
£120000 - £140000 per annum, Benefits: Equity
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Biology, Biotechnology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

HRS have partnered with a new Drug Discovery start-up based in Cambridge that are looking to identify an experienced Oncologist with previous experience leading Drug Discovery project to join them as their new VP of Target Discovery.

Working closely with the CSO and VP of Operations, you will lead their R&D site based in Cambridge and create the drug discovery strategy for this early stage, AI driven Biotech. You will work closely with the Computational and Data teams to drive Drug Discovery and build out the Target Discovery team focused on developing a Functional Genomics Platform for screening targets.


Your duties as the VP of Target Discovery will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. R&D Site lead along side their VP of Operations

2. Develop the Drug Discovery strategy for Target Discovery and Validation

3. Lead the technology development for functional genomics and single cell technologies.

4. Lead the external collaborations with collaborators and service providers such as CROs.

5. Leadership and development of a growing R&D team


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

1. Relevant degree in Oncology or a related field in addition to extensive Drug Discovery experience for Oncology targets

2. Proven industry experience with Functional Genomics, RNAi, CRISPR and single cell technologies

3. A Data focused mindset where you have previous experience collaborating closely with Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and AI teams..

Key Words: Drug Discovery | Target Identification | Target ID | Target Validation | Oncology | Cancer Biology | Neuraloncology | AI | Data | Computational | VP | Vice President | Functional Genomics | Functional Genomic Screens | CRISPR | RNAi | CRISPR

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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Company info
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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