ApconiX is Recruiting a Target Safety Assessment Discipline Lead

Target Safety Assessments

ApconiX is a team of world-renowned nonclinical safety experts with over 400 years of drug discovery and development expertise. We were formed in 2015 by three scientists with the drive and ambition to create a world-renowned company.  We are now looking to grow our team of experts by the addition of talented and dedicated life scientist who would enjoy this busy and dynamic environment.  You will need to be flexible, collaborative and highly organised and to approach your work with passion and a sense of fun.  Because we are a growing company, this is a great opportunity to make a huge impact and be part of something special.

You could be based at our headquarters at Alderley Park, the UK’s largest science park in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. We are close to Manchester and its International Airport (10 miles) and with direct trains to London every hour from Wilmslow/Macclesfield.  Alternatively, you may prefer to work flexibly from home, from our office in Gothenburg or from elsewhere.

The Role:  We are looking for a scientist who can take our target safety assessment (TSA) team to the next level.  TSAs enable our clients to understand and mitigate the potential safety liabilities that are inherent in a therapeutic target.  The role will involve working with our growing list of international clients as well as providing training, mentoring and coaching to our growing team.

Your Profile:  You will have a research mindset coupled with a solid understanding of drug discovery and at least 5 years of experience working in drug discovery project teams.  You will have an interest in and desire to grow the TSA group via line management, coaching and leadership of new and existing staff coupled with an interest in developing the market for TSAs.

You will have the experience and confidence to work alone with clients, assessing their needs, reviewing data and developing strategic plans, supported by our team of highly experienced project toxicologists and discipline experts.

Candidate preferred requirements:                                                                      

  • Qualified to PhD level (or equivalent experience) in Pharmacology/Biological Sciences or similar
  • At least 5 years experience of working in drug project teams
  • Interest in drug target pharmacology and/or toxicology
  • Delivery focused
  • Fluent English with excellent communication skills

The position is a permanent job with a 3-month probationary period.  We are looking for full time employees but we are highly open to part time and/or flexible working.  The company offers competitive pay, pension and holidays.

Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
Please submit a CV with covering letter to careers@apconix.com by January 8th 2021.   For more information, contact hello@apconix.com.

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