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Senior Scientist Global Drug Discovery – Mucosal Immunology

Driven by research and a passion for Science, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a Biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments which make a real difference in people’s lives all over the world.

Active in the areas of Reproductive Health, Urology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Orthopedics’, Ferring Pharmaceuticals develop medicine on the body’s own terms. Ferring Pharmaceuticals believe in the power of people and research – and go where ideas and research take them. To sustain the effort of developing new medicine, Ferring Pharmaceuticals reward talent with influence. In return, employees are expected to be ambitious and innovative. See more at www.ferring.com

At Ferring International PharmaScience Center (IPC) in Copenhagen they are nearly 600 people, primarily scientists and specialists, breaking new grounds to help people live better lives all around the globe. They focus their R&D efforts on peptide-based drugs and biotechnology derived medicines.

As a privately-owned company, Ferring benefit from the privilege to think and work with a long-term horizon. You will experience the same freedom in your search for new solutions. Your desire to innovate and explore will contribute to fulfilling their ambition of becoming the world’s leading company within reproductive medicine and women’s health. If you need help, you will find it. If you want challenges, they are right in front of you. If you are looking for freedom to find your own way, you are trusted to do so. If you want to make a mark in the world for the better, you feel just like the rest of the employees.

As a Senior Scientist you will be based at Ferring International PharmaScience Center (IPC) in Ørestad, Copenhagen and will join a newly established team, to help create early stage innovation breakthroughs. You will cooperate with engaged and dedicated people in a stimulating international environment, where you will have high influence on the working processes in this new area.

Senior Scientist Global Drug Discovery – Mucosal Immunology

– Worldwide company with innovative treatments
– Making a real difference in people’s lives all over the world
– You have experience within mucosal immunology and IBD

The Challenge

If your field of expertise is in mucosal immunology and you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact beyond the average, we have just the right job waiting for you. As part of a newly established discovery team you will play a key role in expanding Ferring’s long history of treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

As Senior Scientist you will be responsible for the development and execution of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies in support of early stage drug discovery. This includes being part of feasibility and drug discovery project teams, cross-functional planning of complex pharmacology studies and project team efforts.

You will drive tasks and projects forward in leading roles and as participant. Additionally, you will coach and mentor technical staff and less experienced colleagues.

Your primary tasks will be to:

– Facilitate innovation and project progression with a strong focus on IBD
– Design and conduct key experimental plans as needed, both internally and externally
– Develop and implement new models, methods, and technologies for in vivo/ex vivo/in vitro assays to test biological activity of compounds produced by drug discovery teams
– Identify CROs or academia with relevant technology – and stay updated on new trends
– Support our efforts within external sourcing and innovation

At Ferring IPC you will have ample opportunities for making your mark on the way the new team design processes, methods and scientific approach. The team works in a relaxed, non-formal atmosphere, and Ferring Pharmaceuticals expect you to speak your mind, engage in scientific discussions and strive to make a difference. They trust you to find the right way forward to handle challenges and tasks.

Your Talent

You have a Ph.D. in Immunology and/or Pharmacology and specific mucosal expertise. You are an entrepreneur with a creative mind and the dedication needed for aiming at scientific excellence. You also have the ability to drive things forward independently. You are used to navigate in a complex setting with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally. This also include working with CROs and academic collaborators and managing these collaborations with due respect to professional and cultural differences.

Ideally, your CV comprises:

– Ph.D. in Immunology and/or Pharmacology with significant post-graduate experience
– Preferably 3+ years of experience in Pharma R&D
– Scientific knowledge and experience within mucosal immunology and IBD, incl. in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, MoA studies and translational research
– A strong publication record, including first-authored publications in high quality journals and presentations at conferences
– Knowledge of new technology within your field of expertise
– Fluency in English, written and spoken

You are motivated by having a high impact position and understand how to apply your cultural awareness to inspire trust and respect among your international colleagues. As a dedicated and flexible team-player, you utilise your high level of energy and can-do attitude to proactively handle the various tasks at hand.

Strong communication skills are essential in this role, which interacts with many other disciplines. You have the ability to work independently and as part of a project, and you are keen on working in a multi-cultural environment. You are of course proficient in English, both written and verbal.

Application

Best Talent is responsible for the recruitment for this position at Ferring Pharmaceuticals and review your application on a confidential basis. Forward your application including your CV attention ”1703/SS Mucosal” by way of e-mail to job@besttalent.dk

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