ICON Clinical Research Vice President, Scientific Affairs in Dublin, Ireland

About the Position of Vice President, Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services

ICON Laboratory Services is seeking an experienced leader with expertise in laboratory sciences and clinical drug development to guide ongoing investment in analytical platforms, technical capabilities, test menus and biomarker services to meet the needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies around the world.

As Vice President, Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services, you will develop our “capabilities roadmap”, coordinate and develop scientific relationships between research sponsors and ICON subject-matter experts, raise the scientific profile of ICON Labs within the drug development community and support our commercial teams in the development and expansion of sponsor relationships

This role forms part of the senior leadership team for ICON Laboratory Services, with responsibility across our global network of GCP central laboratories, GLP bioanalytical laboratories, and custom assay development groups

  • About ICON and ICON Laboratory Services*

ICON is a leading Contract Research Organization with 12,600 employees across 80 offices in 37 countries, providing a broad range of clinical drug development and related services to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers around the world. ICON was founded in 1990 in Dublin, Ireland, where its headquarters remain, and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ (ICLR)

ICON Laboratory Services operates as a service line within ICON, providing method development, protocol design, project management, laboratory testing, sample logistics, data management and related services to sponsors in support of drug development from translational medicine through to Phase III/Phase IV studies, from locations across the US, Europe and Asia ICON Clinical Research has a strong reputation in our approaches to clinical development and provides innovative strategies to the drug development process. The VP will provide overall leadership and direction to drive superior performance in laboratory delivery. This will involve building strong business relationships and working closely with other service line leadership teams and subject matter experts

ICON Laboratories has delivered several years of strong organic revenue growth and profit margin expansion during a period of significant consolidation among competitors, and is committed to significant investment in new and expanded capabilities to better support the needs of drug development sponsors

  • Benefits of Working At ICON*

In this role you will have the resources to be successful in supporting clients and operational units here at ICON. In addition to partnering with the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world we offer a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, profit sharing plans, vacation, and other incentives. You will have the opportunity to work remote or in a local ICON office while traveling to client sites, ICON training, and other team meetings.

  • To Succeed You Will Need*

You will need A PhD degree in laboratory science discipline relevant to oncology drug development or a MD with PhD. Target disciplines could include Immuno-Oncology and Genetics. At least 10 years of experience in clinical drug development and a minimum of 5 years of experience managing laboratory operations either single locations with multiple lab departments or across multiple locations.

Must have prior experience in developing strategic business plans and financial models that can grow a business and demonstrate successful experience in developing a business organization and have the ability to manage the overall P&L performance to drive profits.

Must have people management experience with demonstrated strength in managing and leading a team of diverse professionals, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, preferably practiced in an international clinical research environment, ability to liaise and work well with professionals across departments/functions at all levels, experienced in making presentations at conferences, client meetings and training sessions, good understanding and experience in applying IT solutions in business operations as well as process management, business process analytics and continuous improvement and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are required.

Strong familiarity with GCP and/or GLP.

We invite you to review our opportunities at www.iconplc.com/careers.

What’s Next?

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

  • ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment*