Register as a signatory Sign in

David Fox: building a career spanning academia, big pharma and small-to-medium enterprise

Following a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry, David joined Pfizer, Sandwich in 1993 as a medicinal chemistry team leader. During his career at Pfizer, he headed-up chemistry sections working in a range of therapeutic areas including anti-virals and cardiovascular.

 
 

Following a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry, David joined Pfizer, Sandwich in 1993 as a medicinal chemistry team leader. During his career at Pfizer, he headed-up chemistry sections working in a range of therapeutic areas including anti-virals and cardiovascular. He has been directly involved in the identification of eleven development candidates from eight mechanistic classes, including four Phase 2 compounds, and is co-author of over 40 publications and reviews and a named inventor on 16 patents.

Since the decision by Pfizer in 2011 to cease discovery research at the Sandwich site, David has taken-up a part-time role with the Royal Society of Chemistry as an Industry Associate, where he is continuing his work on helping to drive increased cross-sector collaboration in pharmaceutical research. David has also set up a consultancy company, Vulpine Science & Learning, and he is a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Reading and Leeds.

David identifies the following competencies as being vital to his intersectoral mobility:
•    Use of fundamentals to solve new problems
     •    problem- and context-based learning
     •    confidence and competence in mathematics
•    Able to reinforce ideas through practical experimentation
•    Communication of principles, knowledge and ideas
•    Promoting and engaging in scientific challenge
•    Resilience and leadership
     •    energised by change
•    Developing partnerships and collaborations
•    Mobility
•    Working across geographic/cultural boundaries
•    Continually building on existing knowledge base and skill-set

     •    learning skills, reflective learning

     •    self-driven development

Learn more about David

Feedback on-course.eu