Director of Biomarker Discovery - Diagnostics- Cambridge

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

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Bsc,Master of Science,phD

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United Kingdom,--Cambridge,Cambridge,

Key Skills :

biomarker discovery

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Date Posted :

26 Oct, 2018

Company Name :

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Director of Biomarker Discovery - Diagnostics- Cambridge

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Director of Biomarker Discovery to join a dynamic biotech company based in Cambridge. This organisation are leaders the development and application of novel diagnostics and therapeutics that will revolutionise the way we detect disease. After enjoying a period of significant growth they are now looking to further continue their development on an international level.

As the Director of Biomarker Discovery you will report directly into the VP of Discovery. This is a key commercial and strategic role and the company are looking for a forward thinking, innovative, make-it-happen Director of Biomarker Discovery.

Key responsibilities:

*Reporting into the VP of Bio Discovery and working closely with the company's senior management and leadership teams, delivering the biomarker discovery CRC study, and other programmes of activity as needed.
*Playing a key role in the leadership of the biomarker discovery team and reviewing, monitoring and being proactive in the development and performance deliverables of your team members
*Working across teams to ensure lab workflows are validated and scalable
*Ensuring all biomarker discovery and analytical validation studies at a standard suitable for regulatory agency scrutiny
*Provide relevant, accurate and timely information for management reporting and Board
*Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
*Construct and monitor reliable control systems
*Ensure that your team complies with all legal and regulatory requirements. Critical in business-ready audits and regulatory affairs
*Responsible for driving the quality initiative within the Biomarker discovery team, including recording non conformances, carry out route cause analysis, CAPA management and SOP development, aiming for continual improvement
*Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
*Report risk issues to the VP, CEO and the management team
*Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
*Responsible for collation of information and presenting of Board collateral and oversight of the team's project plans

To be considered for this opportunity you must be educated to PhD level, and you are an experienced leader who has operated extensively within the biomarker discovery and/diagnostics fields. You are competent in the field of biomarker discovery with extensive practical knowledge of lab practices, Quality Assurance and Control and US regulatory frameworks including the FDA. You will have experience of Analytical Validation of assays and taking new cutting-edge diagnostics through the regulatory approvals (US and European). It is essential that you have worked in ISO 13485 and ISO 15189 environments. On a technical level the ideal candidate will also have strong experience in next generation sequencing.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a leading role in an entrepreneurially driven company and to drive forward the company's strategic objectives. In return they are offering a competitive salary and benefits package. For further information on this superb opportunity please feel free to contact myself, Lauren Gripton of Paramount Recruitment,

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU



less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
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• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
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