Our client is an emerging animal health company and they are seeking a dynamic and hands-on Director of Research and Development who will be responsible for the management and delivery of a portfolio of products. RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and manage the company’s research and development program from basic to clinical and applied research to meet the company’s strategic objectives;
Build and manage the research team in order to execute the program;
Implement and manage a product development process concluding in products ready for commercial launch;
Ensure all studies required for regulatory purposes are completed on time and with the quality and completeness required by the various regulatory bodies;
Lead the company’s regulatory and IP efforts;
Develop and manage departmental budgets including third-party contracts;
Responsible for the choice of and the work of external research collaborators;
Provide scientific leadership to the organization including managing research stakeholder relations and attending and speaking at industry engagement to ensure the company is seen as a leader;
Stay current with product trends and research trends impacting product development.
Minimum 5 years relevant experience leading a commercially focused animal health research and development program;
Minimum of a master’s degree in microbiology, mammalian physiology, animal nutrition or similar;
Experience and familiarity with fermentation manufacturing and / or GMP facilities;
Knowledge or experience in regulatory affairs pertaining animal health care products;
Excellent management, financial and organizational skills. Solid and positive experience managing scientific teams and third-party scientists;
Must be able to work extended hours;
Ability to travel;
Valid Driver's License.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Céline Chabée at .Only qualified candidates will be contacted.