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Associate Director, Biosafety

  • Location: England
  • £ Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 months ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Peter Concannon
  • Expiry Date: 04 October 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -042023-478379

The Associate Director, Biosafety will play a critical role in the build of a Clinical Biomarker Lab (BSL-2 and BSL-3) and ensuring operational continuity. The role will be responsible for supporting multiple operational areas including but not limited to the functioning and compliance of the BSL-2 and the BSL-3 laboratory with the Health and Safety Executive and partnering agencies, with an emphasis on end-to-end laboratory operations. In addition, this role will provide guidance and instruction to the Clinical Biomarker Director and Scientific Leaders (on site) on how to establish, maintain Laboratory operation in compliance with regulations and SOPs and prepare for site-audit.

This role will work closely with the global Clinical Biomarker Laboratory Leadership and research groups across the business. They will also support the implementation of new technologies for the automation of clinical testing in BSL-2 and BSL-3 Laboratory environment.

The Associate Director, Biosafety will ensure the development of team members competences and compliance to Lab safety policies and risk assessments. They will also lead the health and safety compliance assessment of new platforms to support the business' portfolio needs, and presentation of key performance indicators to teams/senior leadership. The position reports to the Director of the Clinical Biomarker Laboratory.


  • Lead the Laboratory commissioning plan
  • Establish, maintain, and continuously improve on the biosafety program
  • Identify and implement comprehensive policies and procedures to support safety policy in relation with the BSL-2 and BSL-3 activities
  • Identify and document the functional requirements and expectations for the BSL-2 and BSL-3 Laboratory activities
  • Lead communication on the activities of BSL-3 Laboratory, actively participate in the Biosafety committee


  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience required in BSL-3 laboratory environment
  • Masters/ Bachelor within a drug discovery experience at pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO is required. PhD is preferred.
  • Previous experience in working in CAP/ CLIA, GLP/ GcLP regulated laboratory highly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of resource management experience
  • Extensive knowledge in clinical sciences and Technology in drug development