Overview

VOLT Life Sciences are seeking a Director of Bioanalysis in Stevenage. Please see below.

I am currently working with a global leader in the Cell & Gene Therapy field. Over 5 programs across numerous therapeutics areas, with Clinical trials are ongoing in both phase 1/2 and 3 . They are now looking to grow by 25%. within their Bioanalysis department.

Responsibilities:

You will execute on the strategy to grow Bioanalysis (clinical assays) laboratory function with a remit to develop, validate and operate ‘custom’ assays for patient screening and/or monitoring.

Co-operate with the Clinical Translation, Medical and Research groups to understand future clinical testing needs and ensure expert input into clinical protocol design, including sampling plans for real time and long term and follow up assessments

Line management, development and appraisal of clinical testing team members

Accountable to ensure secure execution of ongoing patient screening and monitoring assays (in-house and with partners) to support recruitment into clinical studies and timely clinical study data provision

Ensure robust development of assays to meet new clinical requirements in compliance with best practice and relevant regulatory standards

Ensure clinical phase-appropriate validation of assays and data integrity.

Ensure smooth transfer of assays to CROs where needed with continuing technical and business oversight

Ensure appropriate selection and audit/oversight of specialist clinical laboratories and clinical research organizations and develop KPIs to monitor performance on an ongoing basis

Develop and maintain a business plan and operating budget covering staffing, revenue, facility/capital and partnering needs for both near and long-term needs

Transfer in and establish new technologies and assays as required

Requirements

A higher degree in a Life Science or Clinical Science/Biochemistry

A professional qualification in Clinical Science/Laboratory Medicine

Minimum of 10 year’s experience in pharmaceutical clinical development, or clinical testing in the healthcare industry

Substantial experience of developing and overseeing clinical testing operations in a regulated environment

Deep understanding of experience of bioanalytical method development, validation and technology transfer, external quality assessment schemes.

Deep understanding of regulatory and quality frameworks for in vitro diagnostic systems and experience of regulatory inspections and laboratory accreditation

Practical experience of analytical techniques such as qPCR, DNA Sequencing, Immunoassays, Electrophoresis, Cell Based Assays

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