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10th Sep

Drug Discovery Manager (People)

— Leading Drug Discovery innovator

Competitive with shares

  • Fast growing and extremely innovative scale-up
  • Utilising unique methods for drug discovery
  • Strong career progression opportunities
This is an opportunity to join an exciting drug discovery innovator, offering market leading science and ambitious plans. To be as effective as possible, they have decided to have managers who focus entirely on management – giving teams the best possible management experience. As a drug discovery people manager, you’ll take on management responsibilities for a group within the drug discovery team. They are a multidisciplinary group of molecular biologists, phage display scientists, protein scientists, cell biologists and protein engineers, working together with colleagues in the dry lab to revolutionise drug discovery. You’ll also collaborate with the Head of Discovery, Principal Scientist, and senior individual contributors (ICs) to set strategy and define the roadmap.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage a group of 6-8 people to ensure they’re happy, motivated, focused and delivering incredible work.
  • Use regular 1:1s to provide continuous feedback, ensure peak performance and recognise the individual strengths and contributions of direct reports.
  • Grow and develop individuals on the team, using mentorship, coaching and sponsorship to help them learn or show their skills.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Discovery, Principal Scientist, and senior ICs to make tactical decisions, drive standards and practices for work.
  • Diagnose and resolve people problems between and within teams.
  • Bring your experience of early-stage drug discovery to provide scientific direction to the team.
  • Work closely with the talent team to attract, hire, onboard, and retain high potential team members from diverse backgrounds.
What experience you’ll need to apply?

  • You will have a strong biology background and have worked as Scientist, ideally within Drug Discovery in Pharma or Biotechs.
  • What we are looking for first and foremost is exceptional management skills.
  • You have an empathetic leadership style, and you build strong, effective relationships.
  • You have solid experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and are keen to experiment beyond basic practices and improve your team's ways of working further.
  • Degree or higher in a Biology related field.
  • You have significant experience leading, coaching, and mentoring scientists (4 reports).
Nice to haves
  • Experience of early-stage biologics (large molecule) drug discovery.
  • Well-developed project-management skills: being organised and disciplined, showing attention to detail, and following up to ensure the right results.

What you’ll get in return for your experience

To be part of a brilliant and purpose driven team, for a company dedicated to have a positive impact on human health, with like minded people. The company also offers flexible working, self-study budgets, one to one coaching, and they are big on diversity!

What's next?

For more information or to apply, apply directly to this advert to speak with Roy Bennett.
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Who's managing this role?

Roy Bennett

Roy Bennett

— Head of Science & Engineering Science & Innovation

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