Senior Director - Biosample

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Germany
Mainz, Germany
Posting date: 22 Aug 2023

Proclinical are recruiting for a Senior Director - Biosample for a biotech organisation. This role is on a permanent basis and is located in Germany.


  • Uphold both GCP and CAP/CLIA standards for labs in line with any other regulated analytical labs.
  • Constantly screen new developments and technologies and assist with automation initiatives.
  • The ideal candidate will uphold and constantly improve sustainable team and sub-team structured to meet the business's growing demands for biosampling services, both regulated and non-regulated areas.
  • Offer cross-functional biosampling knowledge to assist with international research projects and clinical development.
  • You will uphold and expand networks in the international organisation with pertinent shareholder such as R&D teams, translational science, project management, etc.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to a degree level in a natural science field, though a doctorate would be ideal.
  • At least 10-15 years of experience working in a pharmaceutical organisation in oncology and immunology.
  • Familiarity working in bioanalytical labs within the context of clinical trials, which involves pertinent experience with human biosamples.
  • At least 5+ years of experience in a management role accountable for various lab groups and at least 5-10 years of experience in analytical labs.
  • Knowledge of outlining and complying with regulatory needs for labs such as GCP(L).
  • Know-how of method development, process optimisation and establishment of lean procedures within the field of bioanalytical labs.
  • Acquaintance with pre-analytical sample handling and processing mainly focusing on blood and tissue samples.
  • Past involvement in CAP/CLIA certified labs would be ideal.
  • Familiarity with setting up LIMS and any other labs management systems and executing automation equipment and software.
  • Capable of hiring, leading and handling a dynamic and diverse team while promoting an open and cooperative setting.
  • Fluency in the German and English language.
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact James Hume at +44 208 167 5468.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

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