Discover a Better Future
At BioAscent, our rapid growth is fuelled by the success of our people. We are passionate about science, and our customers appreciate who we are and what we do.
We have a great opportunity for an experienced Compound Management/Sample Management Scientist to join us at BioAscent as an Associate Director and contribute to our continued growth and success. As an integral part of our organization, you will play a vital role in the development and management of our compound library, contributing to ground-breaking discoveries and the improvement of human health.
Working with innovative research companies, including pharma, biotech, and academic organizations worldwide, you will apply your superior knowledge to help our customers discover innovative medicines. As an Associate Director, you will be responsible for managing and expanding the department, leading teams, developing talent, and shaping the strategic direction to support drug discovery activities.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations to ensure the highest level of productivity and efficiency.
Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, such as medicinal chemistry, biology, and screening, to support their needs and seamlessly integrate compound management into their workflows.
Staying updated with industry trends and technological advancements in compound management and introducing innovative solutions to improve operational efficiency.
Developing and implementing strategic plans to optimize processes, including inventory management, sample tracking, and quality control.
Overseeing vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, and managing procurement of compound management equipment and supplies.
Ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and maintaining accurate records of compound inventory, handling, and disposal.
As an experienced Compound Management scientist, you should possess the following qualifications:
Demonstrated leadership skills with significant experience in line management, coaching, motivating, and developing teams.
Extensive compound management experience in pre-clinical drug discovery within the CRO/biotech/pharmaceutical industry, including a proven track record of implementing new processes and achieving results.
In-depth knowledge and experience in compounds and samples management and logistics to support drug discovery projects, along with a desire to identify new client needs and integrate them into the departmental offering.
An understanding of the importance of continuous improvement and a proactive approach to gathering feedback from stakeholders to shape the scientific and business direction of the department.
Experience in budget management and ensuring appropriate resource and financial allocation, including the timely identification of potential issues along with proposed solutions/mitigations.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage and inspire in a matrix environment.
Capability for independent working or deputizing for the Director's role as required.
What We Offer
Our most valuable asset is our people, and we are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative environment within BioAscent. As a key member of the team, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your own career as part of our Career Engagement Review process. This can include both on-site initiatives such as continuous learning and bespoke training through recognised external experts and programmes.
In addition, we offer a highly competitive salary which is reviewed annually, pension, life insurance, flexible working hours, and a possible relocation allowance.
Who We Are
Founded in 2013, BioAscent is a highly respected, successful and award-winning provider of integrated drug discovery CRO services based in state-of-the-art laboratories at BioCity Glasgow in Newhouse, Scotland. Our integrated drug discovery services include de novo assay development, compound screening, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry, and compound management.
At BioAscent, we offer not only great science, a supportive team, and a state-of-the-art laboratory environment but also an exceptional quality of life. Located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with easy access to the beauty of Scottish lochs, islands, and mountains, we offer the best of both worlds.
To apply please send a CV with a cover letter to Allison via the link below. Interviews will be carried out on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply early.
Please provide confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK. We can consider sponsoring potential employees with relevant experience and qualifications under a Skilled Worker visa.
Let's talk about how we can maximise your drug discovery success.