Study Director – Molecular Biology – London, UK

Our client, is dedicated to creating the next generation of antivirals and vaccines for a number of respiratory and enteric viral diseases and their research ranges from pre-clinical (analytical) services through first-into-man (Phase 1a) studies and into human challenge studies (Phase 1b and Phase 2a proof-of-concept).  They are currently searching for an experienced Molecular Biologist to direct studies according to protocol, within specified time-frames, to GXP standards and to ensure milestones are reached for a specialist contract research organisation based in London.

The main duties of this Study Director role will include overseeing, managing and supervising all pre clinical studies and providing support to clinical studies as well as introducing new techniques and procedures to maintain scientific capability in line with competitors. You will also be heavily involved with designing and executing scientific experiments and proposing, developing and validating new methodologies

A successful Study Director, you will have excellent project management, planning and organisational skills with the ability to run multiple studies at the same time. You will be able to summarise, interpret and review data and will have the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations. You will also be able to motivate people and be able to manage and supervise effectively. This is a client facing role and therefore strong communication skills are essential.

It is essential that you hold a BSc in a relevant subject (or equivalent) and that you have gained experience working as a Study Director. You will be adept in a wide range of Molecular Biological and Virology techniques such as cell culture, performing virology assays (e.g. HA/HI/ELISA’s/virustatic and virucidal assays), Immunology (cytokine/proliferation assay, developing reagents/markers of infection and inflammation assays), RT-PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, etc. It is also essential that you have supervisory experience along with experience of working to budgets. Any experience of Phase I/II clinical studies would be advantageous.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to develop their career with Europe’s leading CRO.


How to Apply

For more information or to apply for this Study Director role, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 599 or email

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST19501 in all correspondence.


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