Director – Drug Discovery and Development – Netherlands

10 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

We are recruiting for a Director of Drug Discovery and Development at an Immuno-Oncology Biotech based in Netherlands. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced preclinical specialist to join an exciting company in a senior position.


  • Designing Drug Discovery and Preclinical programs working with the research team
  • Supervising the discovery phase and the execution of preclinical research within a program, including proof of concept, supporting IND- enabling studies and clinical development
  • Accountability for quality and completeness of data packages supporting project transitions
  • External identification and collaboration with outside partners
  • Recruitment and development of team members
  • Leading teams and groups through decision making processes


  • PHD in Oncology, cell biology or similar field
  • Line management experience of 3-5+ scientists in a previous role
  • 5 years+ experience in a similar role. Ideally over 10 years’ experience in industry.

Following your application Simon Trebilcock, a specialist Scientific Recruiter with over 7 years’ experience recruiting in the field will discuss the opportunity with you in detail. He will be more than happy to answer any questions relating to the pharmaceutical industry and the potential for your career growth. The conversation can also progress further to discussing other opportunities which are also available right now or will be imminently becoming available.

This position has been highly popular, and it is likely that it will close prematurely. We recommend applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please click ‘apply’ or contact Simon Trebilcock for any further information

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Telephone - +44 (0)203 928 6632.

About Planet Pharma

Planet Pharma is an American parented Employment Business/Agency that provides global staffing services with its head-quarters in Chicago and our EMEA regional office located in Central London. We have invested significantly in creating a robust international platform that enables us to work compliantly in 30+ countries with a current network of 2500+ active contractors globally as well as a very strong permanent / direct hire recruitment offering.

Our specialist knowledge and close relationships with our clients and the wider industry really makes us unique in our field. Just recently we were recognised by FORBES as the 17th best professional staffing firm, and have won multiple awards from industry accredited bodies for our commitment to excellence and service delivery. We have extensive functional expertise including: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, QA, QC, Submissions experts, Clinical development, Quality, Biostatistics, and Medical Affairs / Writing.

We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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