Director Pharmacology - Stockholm - Avslutad

The client company is an innovative pharmaceutical company developing drugs to meet disease treatment needs in large widespread diseases. The company is on the Stockholm Exchange.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Research Unit’s In Vivo pharmacology efforts
  • Responsible for and directing animal model work performed at CRO’s or with collaborators
  • Initiate and oversee the implementation of animal models and technologies for efficient preclinical drug discovery and development
  • Provide scientific expertise to cross-functional preclinical drug discovery teams
  • Interact with external clinical pharmacologists and clinical investigators
  • Involved in the scientific evaluation of external business development opportunities and with collaboration partners
  • Be a member of the Preclinical Management Team and participate in staff development, resource allocation and performance management

Education and experience:

  • PhD or MD/PhD. If an MD, training in pharmacology and animal physiology is essential
  • Minimum five years of experience of qualified work with pharmacology issues in a broad perspective with good knowledge and understanding of pharmacological principles
  • General knowledge of all major aspects of drug discovery and development processes
  • Thorough understanding of the therapeutic areas mechanisms and the ability to successfully translate from In Vitro biology to animal studies to clinical/human evaluation in a timely manner 
  • Strong command of academic or commercial research efforts and of scientific literature, and knowledge of key opinion leaders 
  • Ability to prepare and persuasively present documentation of preclinical research results to corporate committees and outside audiences 
  • Ability to publish results of research projects 
  • Fluent in Swedish, both in speech and in writing, and good command in English in speech and in writing.

For more information about the position call:

Knut Natt och Dag. Phone: +46 722 166 800. Email: or Rolf Mayer. Phone: +46 708 87 60 05. Email:

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