Principal Scientist / Study Director - Edinburgh

Job Ref: J30860
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 09 August 2019
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Tranent Edinburgh Edinburgh UK eh33 2ne
  • Competitive
  • Pamela Mackie
  • 0141 847 0319

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Principal Scientist / Study Director required for leading CRO in Edinburgh

Title - Principal Scientist / Study Director - In Vitro Metabolism

Location - Edinburgh

Salary - Competitive - dependant on experience

SRG is working with a global leading CRO - as a result of their continued success they are looking to hire an experienced Principal Scientist / Study Director to undertake a challenging role leading a team within the In Vitro ADME group. Reporting to the Head of Department, the role would be suited to someone with a strong scientific background and experience in working with client and supervising staff.

My client offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity for growth and personal development.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading In Vitro ADME activities;
  • Developing study director teams running in vitro studies;
  • Developing and implementing a strategy to drive the business forward with new scientific techniques whilst growing business volume.
  • Be involved in supporting the Area Manager in developing business with current and potential external clients


  • You should have a degree in life sciences along with a strong scientific/technical background and experience in In Vitro Metabolism or a related subject.
  • With a successful track record and experience in staff and study management you will be able to demonstrate your ability to motivate and develop staff to perform at the highest level.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, experience in interacting with clients would be a distinct advantage.
  • Delivering presentations and regular travel will be a prerequisite of the post.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. For more information regarding this position or any others, please contact Pamela.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: in vitro ADME, metabolism, CRO, clinical research, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, manager, leader, supervisor, scientific, study director, study management

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