Drug Discovery Project Leader at Eurofins DiscoverX Corporation

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Location: Saint Charles, Missouri

Job Description:

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Become your most extraordinary self! Our team is intensely proud to be a major provider of services and products to the drug discovery research industry. Join Eurofins DiscoverX Corporation part of the Eurofins Discovery ™ group of companies serving global clients in the Pharma and Biotech industries. Work alongside industry experts and collaborate with team members to directly and positively impact human health worldwide!

We have a philosophy to support work life balance, career progression opportunities and offer many benefits such as formal mentoring programs, tuition reimbursement, extensive career training programs, competitive health benefits, paid time off and 10 annual paid holidays*. This position also has potential for remote working.

You will be experienced project leaders, with a proven track record of successfully delivering compounds into clinical development. Your goal will be to drive client drug discovery projects from target validation through to Candidate selection employing your extensive scientific knowledge as well as strategic capabilities. Working cross-functionally across our core therapeutic areas of Oncology, Inflammation,Neuroscience and Infectious diseases, you will be central to progressing a significant portfolio of projects on behalf of, and together with, our clients. Bringing together the breadth of Eurofins Discovery operations you will forge scientific project teams combining internal and client members to design, plan, and drive DiscoveryOne integrated drug discovery projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Business Development team to consult with the client as to their requirements, research, help prepare and deliver client integrated drug discovery proposals containing, where required, screening cascade/work flow design - requiring interaction with client, BL key stakeholders and key experts from sites within Eurofins Discovery including pricing team.

  • Drive the progress of projects and activities across the relevant sites to ensure timely delivery of data, project milestones and productive relationships with clients.

  • Interpret data to enable swift decision making, identify and avoid future risks to enable achievement of timelines, budgets or milestones and support the project team in reaching solutions satisfactory to the clients

  • Act as the key project contact in regular communications with client's project matters including scheduling and attending regular project meetings, presenting updates to the client on timelines (Gantt), data delivery, change requests, financial and commercial aspects of the project.

  • Support the maintenance of the relevant project management documents, on-line project trackers (SharePoint) and Gantt Charts to support project tracking.

  • Develops resourcing and budget plans to meet client needs

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of Eurofins Discovery capabilities and capacity and the wider capabilities of Eurofins Biopharma Services

  • Communicate project status and issues to the management and other stakeholders through meetings and key documents (program timelines, budget breakdowns, vendor management, resourcing etc.)

  • Interact with clients, industry peers, suppliers as required. Including customer visits for project meetings and client visits in support of business development.

  • Prepare and facilitate the post-project evaluation - ensure lessons learned are shared/implemented across projects and stakeholders as needed, participate in continuous improvement activities.


  • Expert user of on-line project and data-management tools (i.e. SharePoint). A background in Medicinal Chemistry, Biology or DMPK - Broad drug discovery expertise from more than 5 years in the industry, covering different therapeutic areas and project phases across multiple target classes and gene families. Track record in delivering multiple clinical candidates.

  • Higher degree (MSc or PhD) or equivalent in biological sciences or relevant subject. At least 5 years' experience of drug discovery project leadership in industry - therapeutic area expertise eg oncology/CNS

  • Strong project planning, leadership, negotiation and communication skills as well as an ability to contribute creative and practical solutions to problems.

  • Excellent organization, communication (oral and written) and attention to detail, committed to quality deliverables and on time

  • Passionate about drug discovery with the ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff to obtain project objectives; matrix team player.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, and comply with company policies.

  • Advanced computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, power point, project management software, microsoft project, etc.)

  • Travel is required 10% of the time

  • Broad knowledge of the drug discovery products and services technical and commercial spaces.

Additional Information

  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options

  • Life and disability insurance

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Paid vacation and holidays


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