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Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacology

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US)
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Vertex is searching for an experienced Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacology to serve as the Pain and Neurology Disease Area leader for Clinical Pharmacology and report to the Vice President, Head of Translational Medicine. The Senior Director will also manage the scientific functions and coordinate the activities of the Clinical Pharmacology division of Translational Medicine in collaboration with the other Disease Area leaders. The Senior Directors responsibilities will include maintaining organizational processes across the group, influencing clinical program strategy, and integrating activities with other departments across the Global Research and Development organization, to help shape innovative and integrated clinical development plans. As the Disease Area leader for Pain and Neurology programs, the Senior Director will also direct Clinical Pharmacology efforts for small molecule and novel modality programs, such as gene editing, gene therapy, and cell therapy, in the Disease Area.

Key Responsibilities:

* Define the scientific direction and direct the execution of clinical pharmacology plans for Pain and Neurology programs * Provide strategic operational leadership to the Clinical Pharmacology division and Translational Medicine department as a member of the Translational Medicine leadership team * Manage a group of Clinical Pharmacologists at Director-level and below to set strategy, develop and execute Clinical Pharmacology plans and studies for Pain and Neurology programs * Collaborate with the other Clinical Pharmacology Disease Area leaders in the following:

* Manage department resources and sets priorities among competing projects and demands while communicating and negotiating the priorities across Vertex * Maintain the quality of work products produced by the department * Maintain operational leadership within the Clinical Pharmacology division and across the company * Lead the preparation of scientific reports and regulatory responses, expertly present data at internal and external meetings, and develop these abilities in junior staff * Collaborate with other functions in the analysis, design, and interpretation of Phase 1-4 clinical studies * Set the strategy for the Clinical Pharmacology division and ensure individual goal setting is effectively linked to corporate and department goals * Support career development and management training for junior staff

Minimum Qualifications:

* PharmD, PhD and/or MD * 10+ years of industry or regulatory agency experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Expert knowledge in the area of Clinical Pharmacology, including clinical trial design and regulatory documentation and interactions * Experience applying pharmacological principles to novel therapeutic modalities, such as gene editing and therapy, and cell therapy * Experience directly managing clinical pharmacologists * Established experience working in a matrixed organization * Distinction in resolving important organizational challenges with innovative solutions * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Excellent operational and ethical standards

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