Alderley Park, Cheshire

Are you seeking your next challenge as a Study Director?  Are you a highly motivated scientist passionate about toxicology and its application to safety testing, with a clear commitment to delivering high quality science?  If so, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for someone with a wealth of experience as a Study Director for GLP in vitro studies (Senior Study Director), or those currently / recently operating as a Study Director. We’d also welcome applications from those individuals who are looking to take the next step in their career and begin training to become a GLP Study Director (Trainee Study Director).

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, using innovative screening platforms as well as GLP regulatory tests to detect hazard, understand mode-of-action and help manage risk. Having secured additional investment in late 2019, our business is embarking on an exciting growth journey to expand our capabilities as a predictive toxicology CRO.

Our labs, which are about to further expand, are based within the beautiful Alderley Park campus, surrounded by both exciting biotech businesses and stunning parkland. Alderley Park offers access to fantastic workspace, as well as onsite leisure facilities, nature trails, and a vibrant scientific community. Its location is close to towns such as Macclesfield, Knutsford and Wilmslow, and it is also well positioned for easy access to Manchester, the Peak District and North Wales.

Comprising of 30 toxicologists with a range of experiences within the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and CRO industries, our team has extensive expertise in the fields of genetic toxicology and skin toxicology. We are committed to offering our employees the opportunity to train and develop, giving them a rewarding career when they join our business and supporting their progression as we grow. Our senior leaders started as scientists within the business, demonstrating our ability and desire to support team member progression.

The benefits

  • Competitive salary, depending on experience
  • Pension scheme offering an 8% employers contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working in a company with great team spirit

Once you join our team, you’ll discover a fast-growing and exciting company where we combine expertise and close partnership to deliver the right outcome for our clients.  So if you think you’d thrive within a pioneering business that supports personal growth and development then this could be the role for you.

Your role

Working closely with our great team of highly committed scientists, you will have the opportunity to build-on and further develop your skills as a toxicologist within a CRO environment.  You will work primarily as a Study Director (or train to become one) for in vitro micronucleus test studies, directing and delivering both non-GLP and GLP compliant studies using cell lines and whole blood cultures. You’ll be part of a growing team with a key role in supporting the company’s ambition to become the leading provider of predictive and preclinical toxicology products and services across a variety of industry sectors, playing an important part in both maintaining the scientific excellence at Gentronix, as well as training and mentoring 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 assays as required, including involvement in the development, refinement and implementation of new methodology
  • Work independently as a Study Director (following relevant period of training) in compliance with the principles of GLP
  • Be a single point of contact for the planning, execution, management and reporting of preclinical studies, which may include multi-site studies. Liaising with clients and sponsors, to deliver high quality science and expertise.
  • Need to maintain an awareness of current scientific developments, impacting on the conduct and interpretation of all studies within the Study Director portfolio in order to maintain standards of scientific excellence

About you

To join us as a Study Director (or Trainee), you’ll need:

  • A life sciences degree (or equivalent qualifications, including vocational) and/or a number of years’ experience of working in a life sciences laboratory environment.
  • A sound understanding of the principles of toxicology, regulatory test guidelines and their interpretation. Most importantly, you will have a clear enthusiasm for the application of these in both a screening and regulatory setting.
  • Be a good communicator, a strong team member and have excellent attention to detail.
  • 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’d particularly love to hear from you if you have practical knowledge and experience of cytogenetics and fluorescence microscopy and previous experience as a Study Director or senior study staff within in vitro toxicology, though candidates who have post-graduate research experience in the area of genetic toxicology and/or cytogenetics should also apply.

For our Senior Study Director position, you will also need to demonstrate extensive practical experience of conducting genetic toxicology assays to GLP, a clear ability and experience of leading and developing laboratory based teams and an in-depth practical experience and knowledge of the GLP principles.

If you have the talents we’re looking for, this could be your chance to join our rapidly growing company.

Please attach your cover letter and CV, citing reference GTX-MNT-SD, to

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