Pharmaceutical Science & Preclinical Jobs

At ProClinical our specialist scientific recruitment team are looking for candidates to work in pharmaceutical science and preclinical roles at leading pharma companies, including preclinical scientist, development scientist, formulation scientist, toxicologist, microbiologist and laboratory analyst jobs. 

Preclinical scientists run experiments to find out if there is enough evidence for a product to be used as a medical treatment. The types of roles within this field can depend on the type of pharmaceutical product being analysed and the size of the company. Searching for a new preclinical job can be time consuming and not always easy to find employers with suitable vacancies that match your career goals. By registering with ProClinical, your CV will be added to our sophisticated candidate management database and when suitable scientific and preclinical jobs become available, such as Senior Scientists, Microbiologist, Lab Analyst and Process Technologist, we will be in touch.

A scientific & preclinical salary can vary greatly depending on the position and the amount of experience that you have. To find out what you could earn, use our salary calculator to check average salaries for your current or desired scientific & preclinical job.

What is the role of preclinical scientists?

In the pharmaceutical field, the role of preclinical scientists is to determine whether a drug is safe for human consumption. Preclinical refers to the early phase of the drug lifecycle that happens before clinical trials start. In the preclinical phase, scientists collect and analyse drug safety data and perform iterative testing to analyse the safety and feasibility of the drug for humans.

The day-to-day responsibilities of a preclinical scientist involve collecting and evaluating information about a drug to obtain preliminary information about its efficacy, toxicity and pharmacokinetics. This evidence is used to report on the safety of the treatment to regulatory authorities, which is required for employer, sponsor and government safety regulations and policies.

What types of roles are available?

Preclinical jobs can vary depending on the type and size of company. From Cell Culture Scientists to Quality Assurance Lab Analysts, the positions are often lab-based and the type of role depends on the drug or treatment being analysed.

What skills and experience are required for these roles?

Candidates applying for preclinical jobs are usually required to have a BSc, MSc or PhD in a science related field and have up-to-date scientific knowledge and experience. Core competencies that employers look for include good research and communication skills. Leadership and management skills may also be required for some positions.

How can ProClinical help?

ProClinical represents some of the most exciting roles in preclinical science for world-leading pharmaceutical, clinical research and biotechnology companies. Our specialists never send unsolicited CVs or contact potential employers without your permission. Our recruitment consultants are fully trained and operate with the highest level of discretion.

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When you register with ProClinical you will be added to our database and when suitable preclinical jobs arise we will get in touch to see if they are a suitable match. Register now.

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Browse our current vacancies below and apply for a specific preclinical role. We often have vacancies for Senior Analysts, Lab Analysts, Molecular Biologists and Process Technologists.

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