(Senior) Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics

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Key Responsibilities

BioNTech is a Germany-based biotechnology company with U.S. offices in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD, that focuses on developing cancer therapeutics, including individualized immunotherapy, as well as vaccines for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The company's oncology pipeline contains several classes of drugs, including mRNA-based drugs to encode antigens, neoantigens, cytokines, and antibodies; cell therapies; bispecific antibodies; and small-molecule immunomodulators. BioNTech is partnered with several large pharmaceutical companies, including Roche, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Genmab. Comirnaty (COVID-19 vaccine) is its first commercialized product.

Key Responsibilities

·         Leads the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical pharmacokinetic data
·         Drives and/or perform 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
Contribute to clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics sections of regulatory documents (e.g. IB, regulatory briefing book, NDA/BLA)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmacometrics, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics or related discipline, or Pharm.D. with relevant research and experience
  • 0-3 years (scientist) and ≥3 years (sr. scientist) of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry including a strong understanding of early and late drug development process from IND through NDA/BLA
  • Experience in translational research and/or pharmacometrics and its application to cancer drug development, including design and perform 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. Preferred experience in clinical pharmacology activities in drug development programs.
  • Preferred experience/and or understanding on design, build, and interpret (semi)-mechanistic models, physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models, and quantitative system pharmacology (QSP) models. 
  • Proficient in using Phoenix WinNonlin, R, NONMEM, MATLAB or other modeling software. 

Benefits for you!

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD Insurance
  • HRA & 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 onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • And more!

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