Under the responsability of the head of the « In Vitro Biology » department, you will be in charge of the following tasks:
Play a key scientific role in multiple projects in the field of oncology by participating in or leading cross-functional research projects and by maintaining a cutting edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge to improve project performance;
Manage a group consisting of skilled scientists consisting of team leaders, masters’ level and technicians, while collaborating in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced discovery-oriented environment, and at the interface of several departments and sites;
Successfully present Evotec externally to potential new clients and collaborators in In Vitro pharmacology and/or integrated drug discovery projects;
Be responsible for supporting existing activities as well as establishing novel In Vitro assays, know-how and capabilities within the In Vitro department at Evotec Toulouse in response to new business opportunities, working efficiently with other scientists within the company and/or external platforms.
Autonomous, pro-active, flexible and a motivating leader;
Rigorous, innovative and knowledgable;
Dynamic and customer focused.
Minimum a PhD.
At least 5 years pharmaceutical industry, biotech and/or CRO experience required;
Records and accomplishments in drug discovery project management with clients/partners is required.
A proven background in in vitro pharmacology and drug discovery with a track record of contributing to the delivery of pre-clinical development candidates;
A deep understanding of the disease area and animal models of oncology is required; experience in other disease areas e.g. I&I (inflammation and immunity) will also be considered;
Demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills in leading and developing in vitro pharmacology activities with her/his counterparts in the in vivo pharmacology, chemistry and DMPK departments;
Excellent oral and written communication skills, works well independently and as a group leader, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously;
Capacity to organize and communicate complex scientific concepts and data sets in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders/clients from diverse backgrounds;
Ability to manage collaborators, supervise trainees and ensure regular training of colleagues in the in vitro pharmacology field;
Skilled in designing research projects including short-term and long-term experimental plans, needs assessment, plannings, studies follow up (timelines, costs, deliverables).