Director of Preclinical Development-1 year fixed contract

Central London
14 Jan 2019
06 Mar 2019

Job Title
Director of Preclinical Development-1 year fixed contract


Central London (potential flexibility to work remotely 2-3 days per week)

Company Statement

Our client is a UK based registered charity aiming to the find treatment to rare oncology diseases.

Role/ Description


  • To lead the preclinical development strategy and plans, by harnessing the breadth of scientific and clinical expertise available, as well as maintaining alignment with the Foundation strategy and approval of the Foundation’s governance groups.
  • To deliver and build the portfolio of preclinical projects to scope, on time and on budget, ensuring the optimal preclinical development strategies are employed both individually and collectively to deliver on the overall preclinical development strategy.
  • To be an active member of the team, working to support others where possible.
  • To engender a culture of continuous improvement and scientific excellence.


  • Seeking Phd education
  • Experience working in industry would be ideal but also open to candidates from academia
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proven pre clinical project management experience


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.

To apply 
If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Rowena on +44 (0)20 3868 1012 or e-mail on

If this role isn’t suitable for you, please let us know if you can refer anyone – any recommendations are much appreciated! Planet Pharma offers a competitive referral scheme so you will be rewarded for your help!





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