Head of Biology
Head of Biology

Mironid: Head of Biology

This exciting opportunity is to provide strategic leadership to drive delivery of the Company’s objectives for growth and sustainability. The successful candidate will work closely with the Management Team to develop and implement the Company’s corporate strategy.


To provide operational leadership in the execution of the company’s R&D strategies.

Responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of Mironid internal and outsourced biology R&D activities.

To lead and inspire Mironid’s biology discovery and drug screening teams.

To provide scientific input so as to promote, develop and extend the scientific and drug discovery portfolio of the company.

To undertake high quality bench science.


Principal Responsibilities

Work with the CSO to design and execute the biology R&D strategy to agreed quality standards in order to meet objectives defined by the Board.

Work with the CSO and designated consultants to identify and develop collaborations with CROs and academics/clinicians so as to underpin, extend and leverage the biology strategy.

Work with the CSO to identify opportunities and contribute to the applications for grant and other funding to support the achievement of Mironid’s science goals.

Work with the CSO to identify and evaluate new scientific opportunities for Mironid to exploit and develop proposals for consideration by the Management Team.

Lead the Company’s biology R&D programme and propose changes where appropriate.

Manage the Company’s in-house biology R&D team.

Work closely with the Mironid chemistry team to ensure that the Company’s R&D milestones are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Provide technical support to the Company’s patent attorneys to ensure effective protection of the IP portfolio.

Chair the biology team meetings and ensure coherence within the biology team regarding the Company’s science strategy and goals.

Member of Management Team with full participation in the regular meetings.

Full participation in science team meetings.

Full participation in SAB meetings.


Eligible for participation in an Enterprise Management Incentive share option scheme.


An attractive, competitive salary (depending upon experience).


Mironid's head office and Mironid's biology laboratories located in central Scotland. Extensive travel to commercial partners, collaborators and business partnering events (US and other international locations).


How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to Dr Elizabeth Fairley, Director of Business Development,  elizabeth.fairley@mironid.com

Deadline for receipt of applications

Friday 26th June 2015