Head of Non-Clinical Development

The position
As our Head of Non-clinical Development you oversee the quality and delivery of the overall non-clinical development strategy and plans for studies conducted internally or at CROs for pre-clinical, and clinical programs. You ensure progress and delivery of the agreed research results and actively contribute to internal scientific and strategic discussions and provide scientific input. You design non-clinical development plans and transfer these into concrete actions and budget plans to determine product safety and efficacy from proof of concept to IND filing. You understand the regulatory requirements in drug discovery and development and provide research advice to regulatory submission documents and answer questions from health authorities. You work closely together with (Sr) Scientists and (Sr) Technicians to develop and qualify methodologies for preclinical development. You contribute to an open and stimulating work environment internally and in collaboration with other groups and collaborators and you work closely together with our external advisors for PK/PD, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety, TOX and Bio-analytics. You effectively engage with key opinion leaders and contractors and serve as one of Tagwork’s liaisons with external contract research organizations and external advisors while monitoring and reviewing the quality and quantity of their output.

The requirements
We expect our Head of Non-clinical Development to have a PhD qualification in Biologics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in a pharma/biotech company with a focus on non-clinical development and developing ADC’s. You are an excellent developer, with strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills and a proven ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace. You take initiative, enjoy working in a team and inspire others with your enthusiasm. You pay attention to detail and self-reflect on the quality of your work. You are capable of working on several projects in parallel and prioritize appropriately. You are able to travel domestically and internationally. Finally, you have outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.

The offer
You will join a group of passionate and very skilled professionals working towards a common goal. We offer a set of attractive labor conditions, recognizing and rewarding our talented and motivated employees. A permanent position after one year of temporary contract and a positive appraisal. Salary and benefits according to biotech industry standards.
The location of the position is at Tagworks’ office in Nijmegen for at least 60% of the worktime. Tagworks offers interesting opportunities for personal growth and development and a professional working environment, in which hard working is balanced with fun.

Our company
Our company culture is built on our important values: we understand that innovation is at the heart of what we do. We all have an innovative mindset and a strong awareness about emerging scientific and business opportunities. We work closely as a team, have a focus on collaboration and we put the common interest of Tagworks above our own individual interest. We have a strong results orientation, we meet agreed goals in a timely and efficient manner and we deliver on our promises. We are flexible and resilient, adapt well to changing circumstances and work well under pressure. Finally, we all contribute to a safe, professional and enjoyable workplace in which people are treated respectfully and diversity is embraced.

How to apply
Please send your CV together with a cover letter to referring to the vacant position that you are interested in.

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The Netherlands

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