Line Manager: Head of Genetic Toxicology
Salary: Competitive
Hours: 37.5hrs per week

The Role

At Gentronix, we are committed to fostering a workplace culture that values integrity, growth, and sustainability. As we continue to grow and innovate within the scientific community, our need for dedicated and proficient team members has never been greater.

Currently, we are seeking an experienced Study Director for our In-Vivo team. Your role would involve being responsible for all aspects of our GLP-compliant genotoxicity studies, specifically our in-vivo studies, ensuring that studies are performed according to approved study plans, the relevant guidelines and to the principles of GLP. You’d be one of the go-to people for our team, helping to resolve any issues and ensuring the highest scientific quality.

You’ll need to be on the ball with the latest scientific advancements and be prepared to develop into a line management role, if needed. You’ll also mentor new Study Directors and work on developing and validating new methods, specifically the Comet assay. You will also ensure Health and Safety processes are followed, provide technical advice, manage study risks, and participate in GLP inspections and audits.

What you will be doing

This is a varied role, as a Study Director the tasks involve the organisation, execution, management, and reporting of GLP-compliant in-vivo genotoxicity studies at Gentronix, which may include managing multisite components. The main activities of the role will be:

  • Ensuring that all studies are conducted according to the approved study plan and in compliance with GLP principles by supervising staff activities, addressing and documenting any unexpected findings or problems, and ensuring high scientific quality;
  • Keeping informed about current scientific developments that could affect the conduct and interpretation of all studies within the Study Director portfolio, ensuring scientific excellence is maintained;
  • Responsibility for in-house validation of the in-vivo Comet assay
  • Potential line management responsibilities;
  • Potential mentoring and training of new Study Directors;
  • Conducting problem-solving assays as needed, including involvement in the development, refinement, and implementation of new methodology;
  • Ensuring all work complies with Health & Safety requirements;
  • Managing an agreed workload independently;
  • Providing technical and scientific guidance to the technical staff;
  • Utilising your analytical skills and experience will be crucial in decision making, developing solutions, or making more complex judgements, within general operating guidelines. You’ll regularly consult internal resources for advice/guidance and external as needed;
  • Managing the risks associated with individual studies;
  • When appropriate, you will have the chance to participate in GLP inspections by the MHRA and audits by other external auditors, such as study sponsors;
  • You are also required to carry out lab work as and when necessary, particularly during the validation of new assays

About you

We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running with this role and make an impact quickly. Therefore, we want someone who:

  • Possesses of a degree in life sciences; (or a qualification of equal merit)
  • Has a significant experience in a life sciences lab setting;
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of toxicology principles;
  • Has comprehensive experience in handling and interpreting toxicology data in line with applicable OECD regulations including statistical analysis;
  • Preferably has experience in conducting in-vivo micronucleus and Comet assays;
  • Can demonstrate hands-on experience with genetic toxicology assays in accordance with GLP;
  • Has a track record of leading and fostering growth within laboratory teams
  • Possesses extensive experience and understanding of GLP principles
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Has the ability to thrive in both team and solo work environments;
  • Shows exceptional attention to detail; and
  • Is proficient in IT, specifically Microsoft Office applications.

What we offer

Based in the scenic Alderley Park, we offer free parking a competitive salary and benefits package, including;

  • 5 days holiday pro rata
  • Company Pension Scheme 8% company contribution
  • Bravo Benefits hub – access to discounts, Employee Support Programme, wellbeing hub and financial wellbeing services
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity Shared Parental and Adoption

Gentronix are an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applications 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.

So if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Study Director, please apply, by submitting your CV and cover letter via the apply now button below.