Team Leader - Toxicology

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  • Excellent line management role with future career development opportunities.
  • Broad scope to work within a scientifically focused organisation.
  • Exposure to new challenges within research.

Zest Scientific has been tasked to identify a Team Leader to join a leading drug development organisation who has practical experience as a Study Director, working to GLP standards. This individual will be responsible for providing leadership, management and training to a large team of Study Managers within the Toxicology Operations and Study Directors Department as well as managing and monitoring the allocation of toxicology studies to help deliver high-quality services to clients.

Our client is a world leader in drug development so this is a fantastic opportunity to help contribute towards their pipeline as well as giving you a great platform to take on a leadership role whilst making a real impact on research.

The Candidate

  • An enthusiastic individual who thrives on challenges, who can bring leadership and management experience to the Department.
  • Have great organisational skills to manage and monitor the allocation of toxicology studies to Study Directors in the team, keeping this on schedule.
  • Be a good communicator – ensure that everyone in the team is made aware of the expectations placed upon them and transparent on how the business is performing.
  • Be flexible - be able to act as Study Director on studies where appropriate to provide support to other Team Leaders and teams.
  • Must have knowledge and experience of working to GLP standards.

The Role

  • Responsible for helping to set the priorities of the department and effectively implementing Departmental strategies.
  • Providing monthly updates to the Director of Toxicology on the team’s progress, study starts and reporting status.
  • Informing and advising senior management on all key issues regarding the team and their performance.
  • Ensuring that Study Directors submit reports to QA on time so they are issued to clients on time.
  • Acting as a Monitoring Toxicologist where necessary: providing advice and guidance on the scientific aspects of the development of enquiries.
  • Helping to ensure that robust systems are in place to ensure compliance with key legislation.

The Company

  • A leading company within the pharmaceutical industry who are continuously expanding, offering a broad exposure to a variety of new challenges.
  • An opportunity to work in a company who will provide scope for personal development and progression opportunities.
  • Offering a relaxed working environment in a progressive, scientifically focused organisation.


Our client is committed to securing the services of the right candidate and is flexible with regards to the remuneration package available. Zest Scientific is working to a strict deadline so in order to be considered for this opportunity please apply now and your application will be reviewed immediately.