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Associate Director OR Director, Therapeutic Innova

Company: MRINetwork Jobs
Location: Independence
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAssociate Director OR Director, Therapeutic Innovation My client, a small, private global specialty pharmaceutical company located in North Carolina, is committed to the development and commercialization of products for the hospitals, rare disease and adjacent specialty care settings. They adhere to a series of values in the pursuit of their company objectives, applying them on a daily basis to the work they carry out in their relationships with employees and partners. This company's primary focus is on people: the people they serve in the healthcare community, the people whose lives are touched by their products and services, and their employees. They are striving to build their company, their family and their community. Their environment encourages each individual to reach his or her full potential and drive outstanding results. With a collaborative culture they celebrate the direct connection between how they perform and what they achieve. You have an opportunity to work with this great company to help improve the lives of people with acute, rare and chronic disease. The company offers a competitive package, which includes base, bonus, and a cash LTI program. They also have fantastic benefits, including free gym membership! The Global Rare Diseases unit is strengthening its efforts in revolutionizing the lives of people living with rare diseases and is hiring an Associate Director OR Director, Therapeutic Innovation for the recently created Strategic Innovation Unit. The core responsibility of this role is to scout and evaluate innovative therapeutic modalities emerging from academic and research institutes, start-up and early-stage biotech organizations, including via venture capital, that may provide long-term solutions for patients with rare diseases. Seeking Associate Director OR Director of Therapeutic Innovation to join this team's rare disease business unit, based in Boston. This role will be responsibile for scientific due diligence on potential products to bring into the portfolio and making recommendations on such to senior leadership. You:

  • 7+ years relevant pharm/biotech experience
  • MD or biomedical PhD is a plus
  • Experience in cell therapy, gene therapy, CAR T, mRNA and other innovative, rare diseases
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong scientific acumen
  • Ability to identify and prioritize opportunities, evaluate risks, develop a SCIENTIFIC case for innovative therapeutic modalities and effectively frame recommendations for leadership team
  • Location preferentially Boston or Toronto, but will consider remote candidates as wellRESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Responsible for the design and implementation of methodologies/algorithms for the systematic assessment of innovative therapeutic modalities, which should include customer needs, breadth of modality, stage of development, potential for safety & efficacy, industrial maturity of technology, business model and financial sustainability, market analysis, competitive analysis, regulatory risks, sensitivities and key areas of uncertainty, timelines for marketing and patients' accessibility
    • Responsible for a holistic prioritization strategy of new therapeutic modalities that could have the greatest value to GRD business and how they could be integrated into the GRD R&D model
    • Provide market landscape and therapy areas overviews to support strategy and trade off decisions across potential development portfolio
    • Collaborate with the company internal stakeholders including R&D, finance, IP, legal, and project management, to create partnerships and synergy of common outcomes
    • Attend conferences, participate in scientific/clinical congresses to keep abreast of new information relevant to breakthrough innovative therapies
    • Build bridges and maintain close relationships with academic institutions, accelerators, entrepreneurs, industry and the venture capital community to promote GRD as the partner of choiceREQUIREMENTS:
      • Bachelors required. MD or biomedical PhD is very strongly preferred
      • 7+ years experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry and preferably with hands-on pre-clinical, clinical or translational development experience. Expertise on innovative therapeutic modalities, e.g., cell or gene therapy preferred
      • Strong patient focus and track record of interest in rare diseases
      • Strong, intuitive, and analytical abilities with significant aptitude for complex scientific discussions
      • Ability to identify and prioritize opportunities, evaluate risks, develop a scientific case for innovative therapeutic modalities and effectively frame recommendations for leadership team
      • Desire to be part of team, and ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies Collaborate with the company internal stakeholders including R&D, finance, IP, legal, and project management, to create partnerships and synergy of common outcomes
      • Ability to influence others in a tactful and well-thought-out manner with supporting information and logic
      • Very results oriented
      • Superior oral presentation and written communication skills
      • Ability to interact within an international organization with multicultural approach
      • Valid passport and ability to travel domestically and internationally 20-30% of the time
      • Personally accountable, high integrity
      • Preferentially Boston or Toronto, will consider strong candidates based elsewhere

Keywords: MRINetwork Jobs, Tulsa , Associate Director OR Director, Therapeutic Innova, Executive , Independence, Oklahoma

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