Director R&D

  • Director R&D

    Our client is an emerging animal health company and they are seeking a dynamic and hands-on Director of Research and Development who will be responsible for the management and delivery of a portfolio of products. 

    • Develop and manage the company’s research and development program from basic to clinical and applied research to meet the company’s strategic objectives;
    • Build and manage the research team in order to execute the program;
    • Implement and manage a product development process concluding in products ready for commercial launch;
    • Ensure all studies required for regulatory purposes are completed on time and with the quality and completeness required by the various regulatory bodies;
    • Lead the company’s regulatory and IP efforts; 
    • Develop and manage departmental budgets including third-party contracts; 
    • Responsible for the choice of and the work of external research collaborators;
    • Provide scientific leadership to the organization including managing research stakeholder relations and attending and speaking at industry engagement to ensure the company is seen as a leader;
    • Stay current with product trends and research trends impacting product development.

    • Minimum 5 years relevant experience leading a commercially focused animal health research and development program;
    • Minimum of a master’s degree in microbiology, mammalian physiology, animal nutrition or similar;
    • Experience and familiarity with fermentation manufacturing and/or GMP facilities;
    • Knowledge or experience in regulatory affairs pertaining animal health care products;
    • Excellent management, financial and organizational skills. Solid and positive experience managing scientific teams and third-party scientists;
    • Must be able to work extended hours;
    • Ability to travel;
    • Valid Driver's License. 

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Céline Chabée at

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.