Dundee, UK - Chief Scientific Officer / Scientific Director

27 Nov 2018 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

JOB TITLE: Chief Scientific Officer / Scientific Director
REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: Competitive

DC Biosciences is looking to recruit a highly motivated and talented Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) / Scientific Director. The CSO/Scientific Director will lead development and implementation of the overall scientific strategy and oversee research operations to support it. The CSO/Scientific Director should be an accomplished scientist with a record of outstanding scholarship in the biosciences. DC Biosciences is particularly interested in candidates with experience in contract research organisation (CRO) or SMEs. The CSO will have the vision and relationship-building skills necessary to dramatically expand business and collaborations in the future.


  • Oversee the overall scientific operations
  • Represents the organisation; conducts briefings and technical meetings for top management and clients as prime technical contact
  • Provide client support and data interpretation
  • Presenting reports of the various projects
  • Budget management for scientific research programs and allocation of resources
  • Monitors projects to achieve timely completion of projects
  • Directs R&D activities of the company
  • Communicates with clients regarding their projects
  • Identifies opportunities for research initiatives and major funding opportunities and oversee the submission of grant proposals.
  • Evaluates projects and technologies to be adopted and develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific/business objectives

The Successful Applicant

  • PhD in Biochemistry or related disciplines and proven management skill with at least 2 years industrial experience
  • Experience in mass spectrometry based proteomics is desired
  • Strong understanding of drug discovery is preferred
  • Dynamic team player with positive attitude, self-motivated, hardworking and detailed-minded; strong communication and people skills to be able to motivate staffs to become solid team player- good mentorship. Able to make decisions swiftly
  • A strong team player who is looking to be part of a small business team
  • Excellent command of English, both oral and writing and good presentation skill
  • Available for occasional UK / International travel
  • Self-disciplined and structured
  • A strong team player who is looking to be part of a growing SME
  • An enthusiastic and adaptable individual
  • Demonstrates good communication skills
  • The ability to positively interact with the highest levels of research management in small and larger pharmaceutical companies, as well as with external partners and collaborators across academia, industry and other actors of the drug discovery and development landscape
  • Requires proven organisational, analytical, and leadership skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment

Details about the company can be found at Please send your CV and cover letter (PDF format) to Francesco Rao CSO, DC Biosciences Ltd. Strictly NO agencies

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