6 days ago

DMPK Director

Oxford Competitive Permanent

DMPK Director


We are partnered with an innovative and ambitious early-stage drug discovery company. The business has an exceptional technology platform and a focus on biochemistry techniques for small molecule therapeutics discovery.

We are currently supporting a brand-new hire for a DMPK Director to lead the business’ DMPK studies and department strategy. This is a new function within the company and this position will play a pivotal role in developing this business further. The position will report into the VP Medicinal Chemistry and will be an important asset to the R&D leadership team. In the long term, there is opportunity to hire more staff into the DMPK department, and grow your own group!



  • PhD in relevant subject (Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Biology or related)
  • Significant work experience in CRO or pharmaceutical industry is essential
  • Strong track record of utilising DMPK expertise from pre-clinical to in-human trial
  • Thorough knowledge of; FDA, MHRA, EMA and ICH guidance
  • It is essential for applicants to have previously demonstrated responsibility for design and management of DMPK studies
  • Strong management skills (project management, 3rd party, direct line management)
  • Excellent communication skills and influential personality

This role will be hybrid with (on average) 1-2 days per week based from the office– there may be some flexibility with this. Given the nature of the role there will be the need for flexibility when working with external CROs or more junior onsite project teams.

Harris Lord is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy


Senior, manager, scientist, lead, director, vp, DMPK, ADME, metabolism, pharmacology, clinical, translational, medicinal chemistry, PK, pharmacokinetics, solutions, medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biopharma

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