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At 4D pharma, we understand that developing a new therapeutic class is challenging. We also understand that our people are our greatest resource – and we look to recruit ambitious and talented individuals from all over the world to be part of this exciting new area of medicine.

Please see our current career opportunities below:

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will provide technical support to the activities of the molecular microbiology team in 4D Pharma Research Ltd. The primary focus of the group is to determine the mechanisms through which LBPs act to bene t the host. The candidate will be responsible for the generation of bacterial cell banks and should therefore have impeccable aseptic technique. Previous experience in culturing a wide range of bacterial species is essential to this position as is an ability to record data with a high level of accuracy. Candidates who have previously worked with anaerobic bacteria are particularly desirable.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • This position has a minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology, microbiological or biomedical sciences.
  • Experience with bacterial culturing techniques.
  • Competency in a variety of molecular microbiology laboratory techniques, including nucleic acid extraction and PCR.
  • Basic bioinformatics skills would be advantageous.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide technical support to the wider molecular microbiology team.
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data.
  • Reporting of results to the to the molecular microbiology team leader.
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols.
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings.
  • General laboratory maintenance and stock control

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

The Division Head of Discovery II will lead a well-established senior scientific team. They will be responsible for planning and directing research projects investigating microbe characteristics and host responses of live biotherapeutic candidates progressing to the clinic. In particular, they will lead the research team to define mechanism of action of selected LBPs in novel disease areas using appropriate preclinical models and readouts. The successful applicant should ideally have solid knowledge of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions. The Division Head will be responsible for planning and directing the research projects within the planned resources and staff. They should have the ability to blend an understanding of preclinical science and translational research and be experienced in providing leadership to a group of scientists.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • PhD in immunology, microbiology or other relevant discipline
  • Experience in an appropriate sector of the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Experience of designing translational research programmes enabling progression into clinical trials
  • Background in human gut microbiome research and/or characterizing microbe-host interactions
  • Experience with managing an experienced research team

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provides scientific leadership to develop an integrated research strategy for investigation of mechanism of action of live biotherapeutic candidate
  • Identifies appropriate preclinical models and assay readouts to define mode of action and demonstrate proof of concept of selected LBPs in disease models
  • Proposes innovative and effective preclinical research processes in line with company strategy
  • Delivers research objectives within set company targets and timelines
  • Delivers research outcomes in the form of scientific reports and presentations
  • Recruits, trains, and motivates team members in order to develop a capable research team
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate quality standards (SOPs, risk assessments, reports)

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

Applications are invited for the role of Senior Immunologist (Team Leader) to join the research team at 4D Pharma Research Ltd in Aberdeen (UK). The successful candidate will provide scientific expertise and leadership to the proprietary MicroRx platform, investigating microbe characteristics and host responses of LPBs progressing to the clinic. This is mainly focussed on defining mechanism of action of selected LBPs in novel disease areas using appropriate preclinical models and readouts. The role will require proven expertise in a range of immunological techniques, especially in investigating immune-mediated mechanisms in preclinical models of disease, and the proven ability to translate these skills into robust and reliable data. The post-holder will have the opportunity to engage in the wider research activities of the 4D Pharma Research team, write up results in the form of reports and publications, present research outcomes at meetings, and generate intellectual property.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • A PhD with relevant post-doctoral or industry experience (>3-4 years) in immunology or a related discipline
  • Solid experience in a range of in vitro and in vivo immunology techniques and proven expertise in immunological assay development
  • Experience with investigating immune-mediated mechanisms in translational disease models
  • Ideally a Home Office personal/project licence holder (or equivalent)
  • Thorough understanding of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions
  • Highly motivated and innovative with the ability to work independently and integrate into a multidisciplinary team of microbiologists and molecular biologists
  • Good organisational and communication skills proven by previous line management and supervision experience

How to apply

Please send all applications to hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

Applications are invited for the role of Senior Microbiologist (Team Leader) to join the research team at 4D Pharma Research Ltd in Aberdeen (UK). The successful candidate will provide scientific expertise and leadership to the proprietary MicroRx platform, for the early discovery of new LBPs in novel therapeutic areas. The successful candidate will investigate the mechanisms through which bacterial candidates confer disease protection on the host. This involves mining of the 4D bacterial culture collection for identification of microbial molecules and pathways important for host interaction. An extensive knowledge of host-microbe communication, ideally in the field of gut microbiome research, is therefore crucial to this position. A background in metabolomics/proteomics is highly desirable along with proven expertise in microbial genetics. The post-holder will have the opportunity to engage in the wider research activities of the 4D Pharma Research team, write up results in the form of reports and publications, present research outcomes at meetings, and generate intellectual property.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • A PhD with relevant post-doctoral or industry experience (>3-4 years) in microbiology or a related discipline
  • Solid experience in a range of (anaerobic) microbiological techniques and proven expertise in assay development
  • Experience with bacterial protein purification, analysis of bacterial metabolites and genome mining
  • Thorough understanding of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions
  • Highly motivated and innovative with the ability to work independently and integrate into a multidisciplinary team of microbiologists and molecular biologists
  • Good organisational and communication skills proven by previous line management and supervision experience

How to apply

Please send all applications to hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced, hard-working and committed Programme Associate, working as part of the Programme Group for an exciting pharmaceutical Company. The candidate will be required to provide programme support to the Programme Manager working with the departments within the programme group to ensure successful delivery of the programmes from development, manufacturing, clinical trials to regulatory approval. The role will be based in Aberdeen, UK.


Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 4 years’ experience working on pharmaceutical programmes from development to regulatory approval
  • Experience of managing complex projects and a strong ability to deliver results on a number of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively and independently to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist the Programme Manager in overseeing the programmes from development to regulatory approval
  • Manage the day to day activities of the programmes, involving communication with cross-functional teams, plans and monitors schedules and programme budgets, and organises programme activities
  • Support the preparation of the Programmes strategies and work-plans
  • Support Programme implementation and monitoring, liaising with the project management and regulatory teams
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information, including for identification of areas for support and programme implementation
  • Proven networking, team-building, organisational and communication skills
  • Presentation of programme updates, issues, budget and timelines

Reporting / Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Programme Manager
  • Liaises with the Programme Group
  • Part of the Programme Group

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced, hard-working and committed Clinical Project Manager (CPM), working as part of the clinical team for an exciting pharmaceutical Company. The candidate will be required to provide project management to the Company’s clinical trials, adhering to UK Clinical Trial Legislation and ICH GCP requirements. The candidate will work in the clinical team within the programme group, working with various CROs and the regulatory team to ensure compliant and successful clinical trials. The role will be based in Aberdeen, UK.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science or health-related field
  • At least 4 years’ experience managing clinical trials from Phase I-IV to regulatory approval
  • PRINCE2 qualified - practitioner level or PMP certification
  • Excellent working knowledge of clinical trial legislation including GCP, standards and regulations
  • Previous line management experience
  • Ability to work effectively and independently to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment
  • Strong experience in Clinical Operations Project Management in a commercial setting
  • Excellent communication skills

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the project management of multiple clinical trials across several sites
  • Liaising between sponsor and vendors, helping write and oversee protocols, vendor and contract management, trial budgeting, and mentoring and training, whilst working with the regulatory team
  • Managing a team of CRAs and CTAs
  • Identify and track critical path/activities and risks, develop contingency and alternative plans and provide regular updates to the Programme Manager
  • Initiate, and oversee execution of the clinical trials, working with multiple internal teams and contractors, managing timelines, resource, budgets and risks and reporting on project progress
  • Managing timelines, resource, budgets and risks and reporting on project progress
  • Motivating project teams, coordinating work assignments and schedules
  • Working with the programme team to improve the clinical trials, tools and processes used on the project
  • Presenting project updates and results to the Programme Manager
  • Facilitating communication across departments and elevating site and study issues as appropriate.

Reporting / Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Programme Manager
  • Liaises with the Programme Group
  • Part of the Clinical Team

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced, hard-working and committed CMC Project Manager, working as part of the programme team for an exciting pharmaceutical Company. The candidate will be required to utilise excellent communication skills to liaise with internal and external project teams, departmental management to ensure effective progress throughout the drug development programmes from development to manufacturing. The role will be based in Aberdeen, UK.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a pharmaceutical related field
  • At least 4 years’ experience managing CMC projects to clinical trials
  • PRINCE2 qualified - practitioner level or PMP certification
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of managing pharmaceutical development and manufacturing projects
  • Excellent knowledge of GMP
  • Previous line management experience
  • Expertise in project management, quality management and risk management
  • Ability to work effectively and independently to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the project management of programmes from development to manufacturing
  • Liaising between CMOs and vendors, helping write regulatory documents, vendor and contract management, budgeting, and mentoring and training to ensure successful project delivery
  • Identify and track critical path/activities and risks, develop contingency and alternative plans and provide regular updates to the Programme Manager
  • Working with the regulatory team to prepare regulatory documentation including IMPD and clinical trials team
  • Initiate, and oversee execution of the projects, working with multiple internal teams and contractors, managing timelines, resource, budgets and risks and reporting on project progress
  • Managing a project team
  • Motivating project teams, coordinating work assignments and schedules
  • Working with the programme team to improve programme activity and success
  • Presenting project updates and results to the Programme Manager
  • Facilitating communication across departments and elevating site and project issues as appropriate.

Reporting / Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Programme Manager
  • Liaises with the Programme Group
  • Part of the CMC Project Team

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced, hard-working and committed Clinical Regulatory Associate, working as part of the regulatory team for an exciting pharmaceutical Company. The candidate will be responsible for the planning, preparation and submission of high quality regulatory clinical applications to Health Authorities worldwide. The candidate will provide regulatory direction and support to the Company’s clinical trial team, working within the programme group, to ensure compliant and successful clinical trials. The role will be based in Aberdeen, UK.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in regulatory affairs or relevant field
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a regulatory affairs environment, focussed on clinical trials
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of the clinical trials process from Phase I-IV
  • Experience drafting and submitting clinical regulatory documents within both the USA and EU
  • Excellent working knowledge of clinical trial legislation, standards and regulations
  • Ability to work effectively and independently to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the planning and direction of clinical regulatory activities
  • Maintaining clinical trial applications with the regulatory authorities across multiple therapeutic areas
  • Develop and implement strategies with the goal of approval of regulatory submission
  • Keeping up to date with international legislation and guidelines
  • Developing, writing and submitting clinical regulatory documents (SA, CTA, MAA, IND, NDA etc) with the regulatory authorities whilst adhering to programme deadlines
  • Advising the programme team on clinical regulatory requirements;
  • Providing strategic advice to the programme team throughout the development of a new product
  • Liaising with the clinical and regulatory team to identify and track critical path/activities and risks, develop contingency and alternative plans and provide regular updates to the Programme Manager
  • Motivating regulatory teams, coordinating work assignments and schedules
  • Presenting updates and results to the Programme Manager
  • Facilitating communication across departments and elevating site and study issues as appropriate.

Reporting / Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Programme Manager
  • Liaises with the Programme Group
  • Part of the Regulatory Team

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with you covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced, hard-working and committed CMC Regulatory Associate, working as part of the regulatory team for an exciting pharmaceutical Company. The candidate will be responsible for the planning, preparation and submission of high quality regulatory applications to Health Authorities worldwide. The candidate will provide regulatory direction and support to the Company’s CMC team, working within the programme group, to ensure compliant and successful programmes. The role will be based in Aberdeen, UK.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in regulatory affairs or relevant field
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a regulatory affairs environment, focussed on CMC
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of the CMC regulatory processes
  • Experience drafting and submitting CMC regulatory documents within both the USA and EU
  • Excellent working knowledge of pharmaceutical legislation, standards and regulations
  • Ability to work effectively and independently to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the planning and direction of CMC regulatory activities
  • Maintaining applications with the regulatory authorities across multiple therapeutic areas
  • Develop and implement strategies with the goal of approval of regulatory submission
  • Keeping up to date with international legislation and guidelines
  • Developing, writing and submitting CMC regulatory documents (IMPD, SA, Module 3 etc) with the regulatory authorities whilst adhering to programme deadlines
  • Advising the programme team on CMC regulatory requirements
  • Providing strategic advice to the programme team throughout the development of a new product
  • Liaising with the CMC and regulatory team to identify and track critical path/activities and risks, develop contingency and alternative plans and provide regular updates to the Programme Manager
  • Motivating regulatory teams, coordinating work assignments and schedules
  • Presenting updates and results to the Programme Manager
  • Facilitating communication across departments and elevating site and study issues as appropriate.

Reporting / Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Programme Manager
  • Liaises with the Programme Group
  • Part of the Regulatory Team

How to apply

Please send all applications to: hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.


Purpose of the Job

We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced, hard-working and committed IT Engineer to implement the IT documentation system (eDMS) for an exciting pharmaceutical company. The candidate will be required to provide a full support for the Company’s electronic documentation system throughout the various sites. The role will be based in Spain, ideally in Leon. Travels in all sites are planned.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Masters degree in IT
  • At least 3 years’ experience working on a GAMP 5 accredited electronic QMS within the Pharmaceutical
  • industry. An experience under FDA 21 CFR Part 11 environment would be appreciated.
  • Knowledge in various electronic Pharmaceutical system, such as LIMS, ERP, Master control.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintenance and support of the IT Company’s concerning Documentation management system : Support the implementation and administration of the IT documentation system, specific maintenance of the system, perform site visits, offer users appropriate support and advice.
  • Scheduling upgrades and security backups of the IT documentation, securing data from internal and external attack;
  • Lead IT documentation system continual improvement: implementation of new modules (QMS – Quality Management System- and other for clinical trial purposes and regulatory submissions), update existed modules (Documentation) in order to answer better of the user needs. Perform IT documentation system audit (with action plan to assess compliance and effectiveness of the IT documentation management)
  • Compile and write IT documents support & train users
  • Implement other IT system (LIMS, ERP, CTMs,) and develop interface with the current documentation System (QMS)
  • Develop the “0 Paper” on manufacturing site. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Quality Director and Global Project Manager

Reporting / Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Quality Director and Global Project Manager
  • Liaises with the quality & development team
  • Part of the quality team

How to apply

Please send all applications to hr@4dpharmaplc.com with your covering letter and CV.

Purpose of the Job

We are seeking a Research Assistant experienced in handling pre-clinical and clinical samples, molecular biology, DNA extraction and ideally amplicon sequencing. Metabolomics or other biological/analytical instrumentation experience in a diagnostic environment is also desirable.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • An MSc. in i.e. genetics, microbiology, biochemistry or relevant biological science or a B.Sc with at least 1 year’s relevant experience in the research area.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Previous laboratory experience and ability to follow SOPs.
  • Good analytical and computer skills.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Vaccination appropriate for handling biological samples of human origin.
  • Experience in 16S rRNA amplification, purification and sequencing for microbiome compositional analysis.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Process pre-clincial and clinical samples (including faeces and urine) for microbiome and metabolomic analysis.
  • Liaise with the project team to advance various programmes of the company.
  • Keep excellent records and carry out administrative work to support the research.

How to apply

Please send all applications to: corkrecruitment@4dpharmaplc.com. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae including contact details for two referees along with a covering letter to arrive no later than Friday July 28th. For any queries or further information on the post please contact Dr Eileen O’Herlihy (eoh@4dpharmaplc.com).

We always welcome applications from talented individuals even if a role is not advertised we would be keen to hear from you. Please send your CV to hr@4dpharmaplc.com

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