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.