In vivo Research Scientist

Date:  May 27, 2023
Department:  Pre-Clinical
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  R&D, Pharmacovigilance & Regulatory Affairs
Contract Type:  Permanent

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Research & Development

Our R&D team represents a fundamental asset for the business. It is divided into integrated functional areas focusing on pipeline projects including discovery and preclinical research, chemical manufacturing and controls, drug delivery technology, clinical development, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, intellectual property, quality assurance, R&D project and portfolio management.  Headquartered in the new purpose-built and fully integrated Research and Development Centre in Parma (Italy), the team also has important operations in Paris (France), Chippenham (UK), Cary (US), Stockholm (Sweden) and Toronto (Canada).


Who we are looking for


To develop targeted therapies for chronic diseases such severe asthma, COPD, IPF, chronic cough and PAH it is necessary to develop appropriate pharmacodynamic and disease models that mimic as much as possible the progression of the disease and that enable a therapeutic intervention with the therapeutics under investigation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support Target Validation experimental activities in chronic models of respiratory diseases already set-up in Chiesi (in vivo models of ILDs, transgenic models, extra-pulmonary fibrosis models)
  • Develop relevant chronic in vivo models for ILDs and COPD and bronchiectasis
  • Test in the disease models the new targets/therapies identified in studies performed by utilizing cells, tissues and other biological samples obtained from patients and in vivo models

Other responsabilities:

  • Study Monitoring for outsourced activities; 
  • Responsible for managing external academic collaborators and CROs to deliver high-quality results; 
  • Interaction with KOLs and research network; 
  • Serve on internal project teams and provide pharmacology expertise; 
  • Provide updates to the different research committees and senior management; 
  • Interaction with Business Development and Corporate Marketing

Experience Required

The successful candidate must possess main experience in in vivo pharmacology in relation with respiratory drug discovery


PhD in pharmacology or in other correlated fields


Fluent english

Technical Skills

  • Ability to design, execute experiments and drive results;
  • Knowledge and experience in pre-clinical drug development; 
  • Knowledge in pulmonary pharmacology; 

Soft Skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Quality orientation
  • Planning and organizational skills

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being.
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.

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