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Head of Biology – Small Molecule Drug Discovery

Newton Colmore is working with a drug discovery innovator in Cambridge, and we are searching for a head of biology to lead research into emerging therapies for oncology.

This is an excellent opportunity where you will be able to make a real difference with your work, developing therapeutics that aim to improve the patient’s life, taking research from inception all the way through to clinical trials.

You will be utilising your molecular biology and drug discovery expertise to lead research projects in the field of oncology, manage a multidisciplinary team of scientists and build upon a successful pipeline of therapeutics.

Reporting directly to the VP of Biology, you will also be responsible for developing and training your team of scientists, leading them on projects and through various milestones, ensuring they have everything they need to make a success of their research.

The company utilise in-house and unique technologies that aims to develop novel therapeutics that cannot be achieved with conventional small molecules.

We are looking someone who combines small molecule drug discovery expertise with an advanced knowledge of oncology, and a deep-rooted passion for science and excellence.

The company are at an exciting stage of development and are actively recruiting across all their teams. They need people who share their passion to come on board and work towards your common scientific and career goals.

To be considered for this exciting role you will need to have the following;

  • Experience with leading drug discovery projects and a team of biologists.
  • Ideally PhD-level educated in biology or pharmacology.
  • Expertise in the field of Oncology.

In exchange for your skills and expertise, the company offer a negotiable package tailored to you and the chance to lead a R&D team and bring new ideas to realisation. They also provide a discretionary bonus programme and have share options available. The company invest heavily in their labs and people and so this could be a great destination for the next stage of your career.

For more information, make a confidential application now and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.

Newton Colmore is a specialist search consultancy operating within the medical devices and biotechnology sectors. We help our clients find the expert scientists and engineers they need to develop world class products and services.


Employment Type
Beginning of employment
By arrangement
Duration of employment
Job Location
Cambridge, UK
Working Hours
Monday to Friday
Date posted
3rd August 2023
Valid through
27th November 2023
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Apply below or email directly: matthew.lowdon@newtoncolmore.com

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