Head of Immunology

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Connor Harknett

  • Contact email:

    Connor.Harknett@volt.eu.com

  • Job ref:

    76333-PHARM-CKT_1592206824

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-07-15

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Would you like the chance to join an award winning global biotechnology Company who focus on development and commercialisation of innovative gene therapies to change lives? My client has a broad pipeline with two clinical trials ongoing and two more coming in 2019/20 which allows more opportunities to change lives of patients by providing directed gene therapy as a life-long and potentially curative treatment.




In this position you will be working closely with Senior Vice President of Research (SVPR). You will be responsible for developing the strategic and tactical approaches that address the main immunological challenges faced by gene therapy, such as Immune responses, gene therapy barriers and possibility of dosing/redosing.


Job Responsibilities:

* You will be responsible for the oversight of all immunological activities. Must be able to provide strategic input that address the main immunological challenges on my clients gene therapy.



* Moreover, you will be liaising effectively with the clinical team on immunological related issues.



You will be able to exert your scientific and technical expertise to discover, evaluate, and advance novel immunotherapy drug candidates. Also, supporting the clinical team on immunological related issues



* Must be able to work collaboratively with the BD department to identify, evaluate and partner with holder of any other relevant technologies that support the execution of the immunological strategy



* Prepare and disseminate various forms of communication (emails, slide decks, white papers) for the Immunology Research Department, targeted at key stakeholders and R&D organization on portfolio status, project progression, key milestones and scientific achievements.



Requirements:

* An advanced degree, PhD or equivalent in a biomedical discipline, with practical work experience in immunology


* Prior experience in a senior Immunology position in a biotech or a large pharma is preferred.


* A minimum of seven years of scientific leadership experience with proven delivery, preferably in an immunology research positions.


If you are looking to share an ambition of excellence and you are looking for a high paced work environment, this could be a perfect fit for you.