Pfizer Forges Partnerships in Cambridge

Business Weekly reported that Pfizers R&D model at the Cambridge UK Life Sciences Cluster is already a success. Regenerative medicine is based at the Granta Park Science Park in Cambridge.

Pfizer is currently forging ahead making partnerships with small UK Biotech companies that are boosting the innovation pipeline and promise to accelerate the pace of new medicine discovery.

Pfizer – Neusentis (Pfizer’s new research unit) held a networking event last week at Granta Park during Cambridge Awards Week called Partnering with Neusentis, an entrepreneurial Pfizer research unit at the forefront of the new pharma R&D model. Influential people from the life sciences and VC communities attended and were said to be pleased with the initiative.

Dr Ruth McKernan who is a senior vice president at Pfizer and chief scientific officer at Neusentis was pleased with the reaction to the initiative. She said told Business Weekly that “the Cambridge hotspot is proving to be fertile territory for the new and highly focused R&D model that Pfizer is pioneering” She also said that half a dozen potential collaborations had been identified in the last week alone in Cambridge and that small businesses in the sector were often a major source of innovation in their own right.

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Cambridge-based Cellzome to receive €1.1m funding

As reported by Business Weekly, the Cambridge-based drug discovery company, Cellzome  is to receive   €1.1 million worth of funding from the UK government.

Cellzome is world leader in chemoproteomics with sites located in Heidelberg, Germany and Cambridge and currently employs over 100 people.

This innovative company specialise in technologies which work with native proteins in a physiological setting to discover small molecule drugs targeting protein complexes that underlie diseases. The drug discovery company will be working also has a history of collaborating with some of the top pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis.

Their €1.1 million funding will go towards their EpisphereTM technology which is used to identify protein fingerprints which are predictive of potentially deleterious changes in the stem cells.  This project will be rolled out in collaboration with Pfizer (Neusentic), The University of Sheffield and Plasticell Limited.

This Cellzome’s third injection of funding which will help bolster their unique position in chemoproteomics and supports the company’s innovative approaches to drug discovery.

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GW Pharmaceuticals cannabis-based spray boosts their European expansion

As reported by Business Week, the Cambridge-based, GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s,  Sativex is speeding their expansion into Europe.

Sativex is a cannabis-based medical oral spray, which has been approved in Spain, New Zealand and Canada to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.  However, the pharmaceutical company are now looking to expand sales in 10 new European countries.

The drug is currently used in the treatment of MS but the product is now about to complete Phase III clinical trials as a treatment for cancer.

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Regulatory Affairs job in Cambridge

An outstanding opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs professional to join a well established Regulatory Consultancy Company and play an instrumental role in the growth of the business. You will be responsible for identifying and developing new business to ensure the regulatory sales targets are met or exceeded.

The person

Suitable candidates will have a background in sales / marketing of a scientific consultancy service. You will have sound knowledge of Global Regulatory Procedures, including marketing applications, negotiation and product licensing knowledge, proven success in agency influencing and negotiation. Broad level of experience within the Pharmaceutical industry with knowledge of Regulatory Affairs and knowledge of product development is a must.

You must have excellent communication skills, be a good listener, be commercially minded and able to develop complex and diverse proposals / solutions for clients’ requirements.

You will have the ability to network with colleagues and co-workers appropriately and to manage the communication to and collaboration of decision-making members of each project team.

Typical activities may include:

  • Providing regulatory strategy and technical consultancy for the Regulatory Affairs Business Development Team and Project Management Team as well as regulatory consultancy and strategic advice to the clients;
  • Reviewing and providing technical advice to prepare regulatory submissions;
  • Contributing to development and implementation of global and regional regulatory functions;
  • To assist in business development in securing new business and making presentations to clients;
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails;
  • Visiting potential customers to prospect for new business;
  • Acting as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets;
  • Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales;
  • Gathering market and customer information;
  • Representing the organization at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations;
  • Negotiating variations in price, delivery and specifications with managers
  • Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions;
  • Liaising with Project Managers to check on the progress of existing orders;
  • Recording sales and order information and sending copies to the sales manager;
  • Reviewing own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets;
  • Gaining a clear understanding of customers’ businesses and requirements.

Offer:

• Competitive basic salary
• Attractive commissions package with no caps
• Bonuses

How to apply:

Please reply with your CV and cover letter to jobs@elc-group.com

Location: Cambourne, Cambridge

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Feasibility and Patient Recruitment Manager Job in London/Cambridge

Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a  Feasibility and Patient Recruitment Manager to join a world leading Biotech Company for an initial 12 month contract with highly competitive rates.

Responsibilities:

  • Organise and lead cross-functional meetings including all appropriate key customers/stakeholders to develop and execute the strategy for the feasibility assessment.
  • Identification of patient profiles and marketing dynamics.
  • Provide historical and industry benchmarking data to inform the feasibility process.
  • Develop contingency and implementation plans for countries and sites.
  • Advise study teams to help them maximise their enrolment rates.

 

The ideal candidate:

Jim is looking for candidates with extensive patient recruitment experience and a background in biopharmaceutical clinical development.

Apply now

For more information or to apply for this Feasibility and Patient Recruitment Manager job, please contact Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical on 01438 870027 or email your CV to jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference CL22979 in all correspondence.

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Regulatory Affairs Manager Job – Cambridge, UK

The main purpose of this Regulatory Affairs Manager job will be to facilitate product development and global registration by helping to develop regulatory strategy for product manufacturing and quality programs from MAA to life cycle management.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of CMC sections for Emerging Markets filings, from MAA to post approval activities.
  • Contribute to CMC product teams, reports status and development of projects to teams and department.
  • Interact with authors and reviewers with respect to conformance of documents to regulatory and CMC requirements.
  • Consider how Emerging Market regional issues effect regulatory strategy for proposed CMC filings.
  • Monitor and assess impact of global regulations, guidance’s and current regulatory environment and apply to job.
  • Develop and maintain templates for IE regional requirements.
  • Document CMC submissions and other communications in IMR.
  • Licensing support, may represent regulatory at due diligence meetings.

 

Person Specification:

  • Extensive hands on experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory affairs.
  • CMC specific regulatory knowledge and experience.
  • Direct experience with Emerging Market applications.
  • Creation of regional regulatory strategies.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time and project management skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Regulatory Affairs Manager job, please contact Meera Pattni at CK Clinical on +44 (0)1438 743047 or email mpattni@ckscience.co.uk.

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Vice President, Medical Organisation – South East

CK Clinical is recruiting for a Vice President to join a rapidly expanding Biotechnology company in the South East of England.

As Vice President, you will be a member of the Medical Organisation Senior Leadership team and will report directly to the Executive Vice President, Clinical Research and Chief Medical Officer.

This individual will oversee all functions within the medical organisation, which encompasses clinical development, biostatistics, health outcomes and pharmaco-economics. This will be done through a local leadership team in collaboration with piers in the US, and therefore a sound understanding and demonstrable experience in those areas or oversight of these is essential.

In this key role you will work with multidisciplinary teams to provide clinical expertise and leadership in support of the organisations R&D and commercial activities. You will be expected to provide input and leadership for the development of new biological entities in the various therapeutic areas globally, including guidance for clinical programs developed in US.

The ideal candidate for this Vice President position will be medically qualified with demonstrated management experience in developing new therapeutic entities in either the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. You will have been part of a senior leadership team responsible for strategy development. You will have led global multi-disciplinary teams and have demonstrated past experience leading programs to a successful filing or approval.

In addition to the above you will have a strong record of clinical achievements, experience conducting and designing global registration trials and have been responsible for the registration of one or more approved drugs. Global product development experience in major and emerging markets is essential.

If you are interested in learning more about this very rare opportunity please contact Ben Traies on 01438 870021 or email btraies@ckmedics.com for further information.

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Project Engineer Required for Medical Device Development Company based in Cambridge, UK

Our client, a successful Medical Device development company are currently looking for a Project Engineer to join their team based in Cambridge.

As Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the implementation and management of product design verification and validation activities. You will also be required to provide innovative solutions to technical problems and work towards goals and targets with minimal guidance. You will occasionally be asked to provide engineering and CAD expertise to project areas.

Further key responsibilities of this Project Engineer role will include:

  • Meeting specific project verification and validation delivery targets.
  • Management and assessment of achievability of technical milestones.
  • Provide feedback to project manager regarding progress and any potential issues.
  • Provision of innovative and realistic technical solutions as part of the design and development team.
  • Assess product and compliance with regulatory and quality management system requirements.
  • Preparation and execution of verification test protocols.
  • Generation of CAD models and engineering drawings.
  • Preparing scientific reports suitable for regulatory submissions and supporting the clinical trial processes as required.
  • Implementing and managing assigned design verification and validation activities to ensure completion of tasks to assigned timelines.
  • Delivery of documentation within assigned project activities that meet the needs of the company’s ISO13485 QMS.
  • Successful management of internal and external resources.

The ideal candidate for this Project Engineer role will have a strong working knowledge of the following:

  • Product development within ISO 13485 system
  • Materials used in medical devices

How to Apply

For more information or to apply for this Project Engineer job, please contact Meera Pattni on 01438 743047 or email mpattni@ckclinical.co.uk.

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Java Programmer based in Cambridge, UK

Our client is one of the fastest growing Biotechnology companies in the world. We are currently helping them recruit for an experienced Java Programmer with a life sciences background to help them compile complex analytical data from various sources into one manageable tool. Whilst you will be a good all rounder a good working knowledge of Java is essential.

As a Java Programmer your role will be to:

  • Design, develop and maintain systems and software required by the business goals.
  • Execute computational procedures or scientific analysis.
  • Contribute to tactical and strategic planning and concept creation as overseen by Head of Informatics and/or a Java Programmer.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this Senior Informatics role or to view a full copy of the job description, please contact Jonathan Hart-Smith on 01438 743047 or email at jhartsmith@ckclinical.co.uk. Please note that this role is being managed by the new division of CK Clinical: IT Pharma Jobs – http://itpharmajobs.com/

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About CK Clinical

Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry.

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Senior Informatics Scientist based in Cambridge, UK

Our client is one of the fastest growing Biotechnology companies in the world. We are currently helping them recruit for an experienced Senior Informatics Scientist with a life sciences background to help them compile complex analytical data from various sources into one manageable tool. Whilst you will be a good all rounder a good working knowledge of Java is essential.

As a Senior Informatics Scientist your role will be to:

  • Design, develop and maintain systems and software required by the business goals.
  • Execute computational procedures or scientific analysis.
  • Contribute to tactical and strategic planning and concept creation as overseen by Head of Informatics and/or a Senior Informatics Scientist.

 

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this Senior Informatics role or to view a full copy of the job description, please contact Jonathan Hart-Smith on 01438 743047 or email at jhartsmith@ckclinical.co.uk. Please note that this role is being managed by the new division of CK Clinical: IT Pharma Jobs.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Senior Informatics Scientist job now.

 

About CK Clinical

Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry. 

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