Scientific and Process Technology

Head of Analytical Scientific Department

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About the job

Do you have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, immunology, biological chemistry, or a related field, as well as at least 6 years of technical and leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry?

Invenia Group has partnered with a company using its platform to develop a new generation of genome editing drugs with higher safety profiles and precision. The company was formed by a group of entrepreneurs and world-leading scientists who are passionate about finding gene-editing-based approaches to treat diseases, so this is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual.

Role responsibilities: 

If successful, you will lead the Analytical Scientific Department and lead and build the analytics function for large molecule drug development from the ground up. You will also be accountable for the generation of critical data to support control strategies to ensure quality safe medicines reach all our patients, as well as the following:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners to ensure successful analytical strategies are positioned and implemented
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to a group of analytical scientists on all aspects of analytics for all projects residing within the group
  • Ensure the development, utilization, and transfer of high-quality and optimized analytical methods
  • Ensure on-time delivery of high-quality CMC packages 
  • Ensure the work conducted by external partners and the group is performed in accordance with Accuredit and external regulatory quality standards in the markets of interest
  • Ensure the team meets agreed performance, throughput, and quality targets and that resourcing is aligned to R&D priorities

What we are looking for: 

We are looking for someone with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, immunology, biological chemistry, or a related field, as well as at least 6 years of technical and leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (including 3 years of proven experience performing progressively advanced duties at Associate Director/ Director level).

You should have in-depth experience in large molecule pharmaceutical development and experience in multiple analytical technologies required for the process and product development, as well as the following:

  • Experience in method development, validation, and transfers to meet ICH guidelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt optimally to handle a growing portfolio
  • Influencing ability without line authority
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and Chinese

Sound interesting? To find out more information regarding this opportunity, please apply.