Neuroscience Disease Area Lead

C4X Discovery is currently looking to extend its drug discovery team with an experienced, highly motivated Neuroscience Disease Area Lead with industry experience to enhance the capability of the team as its drug discovery portfolio grows under C4XD’s Drug Discovery Engine business model.

You will work in an office-based environment evaluating new targets to add to our pipeline and work as part of multiple project teams to establish and manage the screening cascades for testing compounds both in vitro and in vivo conducted by our outsourcing partners.

Projects will be focused on delivering multiple pre-clinical candidates spanning different disease areas making this a diverse, fast moving and challenging opportunity for the right applicants. To succeed in this position, you will also require a high, proven level of self-motivation, flexibility and organisational skills. The role forms a key part in C4X Discovery’s Discovery team located in either London or Manchester.

As part of this role you will also have the opportunity to develop strategies to validate novel genetic targets identified though the proprietary Taxonomy3 platform in neurodegenerative diseases. You will work closely with the genetics and commercial teams to realise the transformative potential of this platform in these areas of unmet medical need.

We are looking for candidates with a Bioscience PhD and significant experience in all stages of drug discovery from Target Identification to Candidate Selection. Significant experience in the field of Neuroscience Research is essential for this position ideally with knowledge of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to provide leadership to large, cross-functional or highly skilled projects and enable projects to succeed through effective goal setting, resourcing and budget control. Application of expert knowledge in your area of specialism to directly influence multiple projects and making independent decisions which propel projects forward and enable goals to be met are a vital part of this role. As is the ability to identify potential solutions to more complex challenges and provide expert advice in order to facilitate project progression but also staff development.

C4X Discovery offers a broad selection of health benefits, share options, a generous pension scheme and an annual, discretionary bonus scheme.

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