Programme Manager – Drug Development
Full or Part Time Options
£40,016 - £46,643 depending on skills and experience, plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum
The Programme Manager for Drug Development will work with scientists from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and contract research industries, academia and regulatory agencies to initiate, support and deliver programmes of work that benefit the 3Rs in drug discovery and development processes. The role also involves horizon scanning to identify and initiate new projects in areas of 3Rs strategic importance.
The post holder will work collaboratively within the Toxicology Team to maximise the programme’s strategies and outputs to best deliver the NC3Rs mission, and will also work with the Innovation Team responsible for delivering our CRACK IT Challenges.
• PhD or MSc in a biological science, ideally toxicology and/or equivalent experience
• Experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry or contract research environment.
• Experience of managing and delivering projects with a variety of stakeholders e.g., companies, academics and regulators.
• Knowledge of the regulatory environment for pharmaceuticals
• Excellent understanding of the use of animals in drug development.
• The ability to handle, analyse and present complex information (scientific, financial, policy, ethical).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to tailor style to a range of scientific, executive and lay audiences.
• A solid understanding of the use of animals in research and a demonstrable commitment to the 3Rs.
• Project Management experience.
• Excellent IT skills.
This role will be part of the Toxicology team and the Science and Technology Group in central London, will report to Dr Fiona Sewell. Salary will be in the range of £40,016 - £46,643 plus London allowances depending on skills and experience. Funding for this post is provided by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). Further information can be found at www.abpi.org.uk
The successful candidate will be subject to security checks.
The NC3Rs offices are based in London. This role will be required to attend the offices in London and also to travel to attend meetings within the UK and/or overseas. The NC3Rs is a hybrid working employer, with staff working flexibly from home and other locations when and if necessary. The post holder may need to work early and/or late around key meetings and events.
Please ensure you submit a CV and covering letter. Your cover letter should clearly outline how you fulfill the criteria listed in the personal specification and your motivation for applying for this role.
Please note failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV.
Closing date for applications: 12th February 2022.
Interviews are due to take place in March 2022.
Choosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk
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