VP In Vitro Biology Infectious Disease

VP In Vitro Biology Infectious Disease

Evotec

Lyon, France

Reporting to the EVP Head of Global In vitro biology, he/she will be tasked with providing excellent scientific, technical and managerial leadership to the microbiology department (25-30 staff), with a specific focus in in vitro bacteriology. A key responsibility will be to provide appropriate staffing to multi-disciplinary projects and help to drive forward Evotec’s internal R&D and partnered collaborative projects. In addition, the role holder will assist the Therapeutic Area ID Lead with attracting and winning new business by building high quality scientific proposals and presenting to clients. As a member of the Lyon site Leadership Team, the role holder will be expected to actively contribute to ongoing planning for the Lyon site, leading change activities where necessary. As a core member of the global in vitro biology leadership team, the role holder will be expected to represent the site in activities supporting global in vitro operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the in vitro biology group, setting aligned goals to drive performance and creating a positive climate for development and growth of colleagues;
  • Manage the department on a day-to-day basis and provide strong guidance and expertise to facilitate the attainment of project and business goals;
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and review the work of his/her reports to ensure high research quality thereby achieving high customer satisfaction levels;
  • Improve the operational processes and ensure the group continues to grow its scientific capabilities to drive performance;
  • Develop the department by recruiting critical scientific skills, identifying training needs and managing expansion of technical resources;
  • Develop, implement and manage the financial budget of the department;
  • Provide scientific excellence in infectious disease biology, in vitro biology and drug hunting know-how across the matrix organization for the benefit of drug discovery projects;
  • Work constructively and collaboratively with other ID functions in Lyon, Toulouse, Manchester and the general in vitro pharmacology leadership team across Evotec to optimize the performance of the whole organization;
  • Contribute to the strategic development of Evotec’s Infectious Disease project portfolio and act as a biology or alliance lead in one or more projects, including potentially a project of major scope and importance;
  • Contribute to winning new business through oral presentations, external networking and proposal writing in conjunction with Business Development;
  • Provide disease know-how and drug discovery expertise to support Evotec’s internal R&D efforts in Infectious Disease.

Ideal candidate profile:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in (micro)biology or pharmacology and a minimum of 10 years’ experience of drug discovery, preferably in the biotech industry or comparable university/consortia-led drug discovery initiatives;
  • Familiarity in preparation and delivery of presentations to various audiences;
  • Proven successful track record in drug discovery for microbiology/bacteriology from project inception to candidate nomination/early development. Additional expertise/exposure to virology, parasitology, fungal biology etc is considered an advantage;
  • Dynamic personality with passion for science, innovation and problem-solving and a willingness to apply core areas of knowledge to new areas of interest to Evotec and its clients;
  • Strong management abilities, advising and coaching staff and colleagues in a decisive, but supportive and encouraging fashion;
  • Express high energy, flexibility and personal motivation, as well as the charisma, to lead and guide an important customer-driven function in the company;
  • Show the ability to operate as part of a team and to build trust and respect throughout the organization;
  • Interact effectively across functional, geographic and cultural boundaries within the Company and externally, coupled with self-starting ability and capability of working with a wide degree of autonomy and independence;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of French is an advantage but not required.

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