Alderley Park, Cheshire

Are you a highly motivated scientist passionate about toxicology, with a clear commitment to delivering high quality science within a screening setting? If so, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for a Study Director for in vitro studies to take up a role leading the planning, execution and delivery of our screening micronucleus test (MNT) services. This is a permanent, full-time role that is critical to the continued success of our company.

About us

Gentronix is a specialist CRO, located at Alderley Park in the north-west UK. We are committed to helping our clients develop safer chemicals and medicines, using innovative screening platforms as well as GLP regulatory tests to detect hazard, to understand mode-of-action, and help manage risk.

Comprising of >35 toxicologists with a range of experiences from within the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and CRO industries, our team has extensive expertise in the fields of genetic and skin toxicology. We are committed to offering our employees the opportunity to train and develop within our organisation.

The benefits

  • Competitive salary, depending on experience (details available upon request)
  • Pension scheme offering an 8% employers contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Smart Hive employee benefits scheme
  • Flexible working in a company with great team spirit
  • Working closely with our team of highly committed scientists, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills as a toxicologist within a CRO environment.

Your role

Working closely with your teammates, you will work primarily as a Study Director responsible for planning and delivering non-GLP 96-well MNT assays to tight deadlines. You will take responsibility for all aspects of the scheduling, running and reporting of screening MNT studies including slide analysis via manual scoring and our automated scoring platform. You will also work closely with key clients, exchanging information to ensure that studies run smoothly and to time. As part of the wider MNT team, you will work with the other Study Directors to plan resources and train and develop other members of the team.

Specifically, you will:

  • Be responsible for the timely and accurate conduct and reporting of genotoxicity studies carried out at Gentronix.
  • Conduct problem-solving as required, including development and refinement of methods and implementation of new methodology.
  • Use your project management and planning skills to maintain an efficient workflow and plan resources.
  • Be a single point of contact for the planning, execution, management, and reporting of preclinical studies, liaising with clients to deliver high quality science and expertise.
  • Active involvement in supporting clients in the interpretation and follow-up strategies for the data generated in genotoxicity studies.

About you

To join us as a Study Director, you will need:

  • A life sciences degree (or equivalent qualifications, including vocational) and several years’ experience of working in a life sciences laboratory environment. Applications from candidates completing a PhD with a genetic toxicology or in vitro toxicology focus are also encouraged to apply.
  • A sound understanding of the principles of toxicology and a clear enthusiasm for the application of these in the development of safer chemicals and medicines. 
  • Be a good communicator, a strong team member and have excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong planning and project co-ordination skills.
  • A passion for supporting the development of your team and peers, delivering training and sharing knowledge and experience.
  • IT literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Prior experience of working in a CRO environment would be very valuable. 

We would particularly like to hear from you if you have experience of overseeing and improving screening workflows for in vitro toxicology studies and if you have knowledge of automated image analysis or flow cytometry.

Gentronix is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

To apply, please submit your CV using the Apply Now link below.

Apply now