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Head of Virology

Job Description

The company:  My client is a leading Contract Research Organisation (CRO) with laboratories in the UK and North America providing both standard and customised microbiological testing services. They have extensive experience developing ‘fit for purpose’ experiments that mimic ‘real-life’ scenarios. Their mission is to improve quality of life through the provision of exceptional, customised microbiological services.

Why should you apply: Working for a company who stand alone in their specific field this is an excellent opportunity to work for a market leading organisation and also in tandem with soe of the world's premier medical device and equipment companies in order to further develop their products and in-house research.

Basic salary:  Negotiable

Area working: Commutable to Daresbury (Warrington area)

Products: Customised Invitro-Microbiology Suites for medical device companies

Your experience

Ideally you will have a PhD (desirable but not essential) and experience leading a team as well as knowledge of cell and viral science in a commercial role.  You must be really positive and be able to provide examples of times you have uplifted and engaged team members.

You should have extensive experience directing or supervising high complexity microbiology or virology testing in a laboratory and be comfortable carrying out PCR based testing.

The role:

The Head of Department will be responsible for the scientific oversight of their respective laboratory and the people within it. They will manage the day to day running of the department as well as planning for future growth.  

The Head of department is a key member of the Senior Management Team within the organisation, they work as part of the wider SMT to meet medium and long term company goals across various functions.