Senior Scientist - Preclinical Projects


Our client is a clinical stage biotech company leading the development of new therapies for rare diseases. The company’s leading program is currently in an ongoing phase 2/3 clinical trial for the treatment Central Nervous System disease.


  • Coordinate and manage preclinical activities according to contractual time and quality/cost parameters.
  • Support or lead development and implementation of translational medicine strategies for CNS drug candidates.
  • Design and perform experiments to elucidate mechanisms of action and progression of the diseases.
  • Contribute to and review of investigators brochures, protocols and reviews.
  • Revise and analyse scientific projects
  • Establish and maintain liaison with key opinion leaders, academic groups and CROs to ensure that significant developments in the field are identified and monitored
  • Monitor journal publications and conference presentations for relevant developments
  • Develop in depth analysis and projections of project timelines and financials for senior management.
  • Coordinate and serve as a key interface with external collaborators and vendors.
  • Manage key meetings in support of project advancement, including agenda preparation, meeting logistics, assembling content, and preparing and distributing minutes and follow-up items
  • Facilitate the definition and execution of project goals and deliverables through project planning, implementation of project tracking tools, and enhancing multidisciplinary transparency, coordination, and communication
  • Effectively manage project information.
  • Draft technical reports on project activities


  • PhD with 4+ years of related work experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry or Biotech/Start-up companies
  • Experience in scientific project manager positions.
  • Strong scientific background in biology (neurosciences would be a big asset) and ideally also orphan indications. Good knowledge of –omics applications supported by publication record in these areas.
  • Drug development experience interacting with teams conducting clinical trials
  • Excellency in written and spoken English as second language
  • Flexibility, autonomous, good time management, team-working skills, stress resistant
  • Prepared to travel to clinical investigational sites, conferences and meeting.
  • Ability to work proactively and delivering results under tight timelines
  • Well-developed communication skills, problem solving skills, creative thinking


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