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Veterinary Dermatologist

Job Introduction

Fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Dechra's Research & Development Team as a Veterinary Dermatologist.

*This is a remote position open to candidates located in North America or Europe.*

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra.

Dechra is a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high-quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

The Opportunity 

Dermatology is one of the fastest growing therapeutic areas in veterinary medicine. In this key role you will act as our in-house dermatology R&D expert; based on your up-to-date scientific knowledge of the latest advances in veterinary and human dermatology, together with the current unmet medical needs in this area, you will contribute to shaping Dechra’s pipeline of innovation in this therapeutic space. This is an incredible opportunity to bring to reality the next generation of treatments that will redefine the future of veterinary dermatology.

This role could be perfectly suited to a post-doctoral research veterinary dermatologist or veterinary scientist with first-hand experience in the field of dermatology. We offer the opportunity to transition into an exciting career in veterinary pharmaceutical development, with the potential for substantial influence and growth opportunity. Given the impact and importance of this role, in addition to being dynamic, an excellent communicator and highly collaborative, the successful candidate must embrace the Dechra values, which are key to our company culture.

Role Responsibility

In this role you you will lead and establish the pre-clinical dermatology drug candidate screening processes and support our global clinical drug development project teams. This may include setting up collaborations with third parties to develop in-vitro assays, in-vivo disease models, establishing the pre-clinical and clinical development strategy for dermatology projects with our development teams, study protocol development, interpretation of study data, etc.

As a subject matter expert, you will be required to keep up to date with the latest scientific and clinical advancements in veterinary dermatology. You will be required to attend relevant scientific meetings and maintain an extensive network of contacts, establishing and facilitating Key Opinion Leader advisory boards as needed.

You will also work closely with portfolio management, global product development, business development, strategic marketing, regulatory affairs and our Dermatology Therapeutic Area Leadership Team.

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly excited to hear from those who have/are:

  • Graduate veterinarian (D.V.M., B.V.Med., or equivalent).
  • Experienced in clinical research and  in companion animal veterinary dermatology.
  • Relevant advanced qualification highly preferred (MSc, PhD, board certified DipACVD, DipECVD or equivalent).
  • In-depth understanding of the design, conduct and reporting of scientific studies, in laboratory situations and/or in the field.
  • First-hand experience working with, setting up and validating in-vitro and in-vivo disease models.
  • Excellent knowledge of the therapeutic landscape, the latest trends and advancements in veterinary/human dermatology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to make the complex clear.
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally in a multicultural/international, matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated networking, influencing and negotiating abilities; able to build trust and strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-driven, motivated, highly organized and quality orientated.
  • Able to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of drug development, regulatory agency organizations, VICH and FDA regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements advantageous, but not essential.
  • Knowledge of GCP and/or GLP advantageous.
  • Experience of conducting research in a regulated environment an advantage.
  • A market-led mindset in the application of scientific research an advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally / internationally ~25%.

About the Company

As a people first values-based culture, we provide free weekly wellness sessions focused on our employee's physical and mental wellbeing, and flexible work arrangements. We offer a generous employer 401k match and an other incentives for long-term financial wellness. Our full array of health, financial and voluntary benefit programs are what you would expect from a recognized Best Place to Work.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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