Associate Director / Director* Clinical Pharmacology

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As a part of our team of pioneers, you will play a key role in developing solutions for some of the most crucial scientific challenges of our age: Amongst multiple programs in the pipeline, we are conducting research on a Covid-19 vaccine in our project “Lightspeed” based on our mRNA-technologies. Furthermore, we are pioneers in the development of individualized cancer therapies and in the combat against other diseases.
We aim to achieve life-changing successes for patients by being innovative, passionate and united, so get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people´s lives.

Associate Director* Clinical Pharmacology

A genuine interest and understanding of the science supporting the pipeline, an ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team setting, and a commitment to developing new treatments for patients with cancer are critical for success.

Core responsibilities:
  • Leads the analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical pharmacokinetic data
  • Drives the necessary PKPD, exposure response and translational modeling and quantitative pharmacology activities to achieve mechanistic understanding of novel drug candidates, and support optimal dose and dosing schedule decisions
  • Plans, designs, executes and reports program-specific clinical pharmacology studies (e.g. assessment of QT, food effect, ADME, DDI strategy, special populations, etc.) to support development and rapid registration of BioNTech products, by working cross-functionally with Translational Sciences Lead, Clinical Research, Biomarker operations specialists and other partners
  • Partners with research leads for the design and data analysis/interpretation of pharmacokinetic (PK), toxicokinetic and pharmacodynamics (PD) aspects of preclinical studies
  • Provides state of the art clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics input in regulatory documents (e.g. IB, regulatory briefing book, NDA/BLA)
  • Provides translational PK expertise and representation at global health authority meetings

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, or related discipline with scientific and clinical background in Oncology and/or infectious diseases
  • Minimum 5 to 8+ years of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry including a strong understanding of early and late drug development process from IND through NDA/BLA
  • Direct experience in leading clinical pharmacology activities in drug development programs, from early exploratory studies to Phase 2/3 programs in Oncology and/or Infectious diseases.
  • Experience in translational research and/or pharmacometrics and its application to cancer drug development, including PKPD, exposure response and translational modeling activities to support optimal dose and dosing schedule decisions
  • Strong fundamental or research background with interest in understanding PK and PK/PD data in the context of complex biology
  • Preferred scientific and clinical background in Oncology and/or Infectious diseases
  • Proficient in using Phoenix WinNonlin, R, NONMEM, MATLAB or other pharmacokinetic and modeling software. 
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills

Benefits for you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance
  • HSA & FSA Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance
  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time
  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown
  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development
  • Commuting Assistance and free onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

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Then apply now for our location Cambridge (Boston) and simply send us your application documents using our online form. 

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