Team Leader in Vitro Oncology

Team Leader in Vitro Oncology


Toulouse, France

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with a strong expertise in all aspects of biochemistry of proteins/biochemical assay design, optimization, validation, and implementation of cell-based assays to support small molecule drug discovery programs with scientific background in oncology.


Under the responsability of a Group Leader within the « in vitro Biology » department, you will be in charge of the following tasks:

  • Support projects using your expertise in cell biology, target validation, assay development and drug discovery in oncology
  • Implement and develop oncology expertise, and proactively provide scientific contributions in multiple projects through diverse innovative approaches compatible with in vitro pharmacology characterization, working together with other leaders within the department
  • Provide knowledges in biochemistry of proteins and enzymology to support projects in order to characterize complex enzyme systems and MOA studies using different technologies
  • Execute multiple projects simultaneously, design, prioritize and optimise the workflow and the timely delivery for the team members
  • Autonomously collect, analyze, review and summarize data for presentations or reports in adequation with customers expectations
  • Lead a team of skilled scientific collaborators including PhD, engineers and technicians by providing scientific and technical support, ensuring timelines, costs and deliverables with high level of quality
  • Create a team spirit and ensure that all team members have their need met and are thriving
  • Follow up drug discovery projects and collaborate with a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced discovery-oriented environment, and at the interface of several departments and sites
  • Manage the internal and external communication and build trustful relationship with customers in alignment with Business Development, and Alliance Management when appropriate
  • Ensure compliance of the contractual obligations while providing high scientific quality
  • Participate to new project requests (design of experimental plans, deliverables, resources needs, timelines, and costs)


  • Autonomy, pro-active behavior and team spirit
  • Rigor, creativity and good all-rounder
  • Dynamic, open-minded


  • PhD in biochemistry, enzymology or pharmacology


  • Expertise in the field of oncology with a deep understanding of this disease area, as well expertise in drug discovery and target validation is highly desired
  • A strong background in biochemistry, assay development in oncology field is required with a wide range of molecular and cellular methods and techniques (experience characterizing diverse enzymes using state-of-the-art methods)
  • Knowledge for Enzymology would be a plus
  • Strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills and with a demonstrated ability to work independently to design experiments, interpret data, troubleshoot, and suggest next steps on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to design and manage projects including short-term and long-term experimental plans, needs assessment, plannings, studies follow up (timelines, costs, deliverables)
  • Ability to organize and communicate complex data sets in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to assess project proposals regarding scientific rational and technical feasibility
  • Willingness and ability to embrace novel technologies and automated processes
  • Ability to work in transverse and with multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in managing collaborators or small team


  • Fluent in English, and ability to speak french required


  • Over 3-7 years experience post-PhD is required
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry or biotechs is desirable
  • Records and accomplishements in project management involving clients/partners is preferred
  • Records and accomplishments in target ID/validation and/or oncology basic biology is a must

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