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Global Head PK Sciences Modelling & Simulation

Reference Number: 3536
Location: MA

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Global Head PK Sciences Modelling & Simulation

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Oversees the modeling and simulation strategy and operations for a global team of experts supporting research teams in all therapeutic areas, from discovery to first-in-human trials.
  • Leads a scientific group in PK Sciences that, using modeling and simulation, increases productivity by optimizing scientific and business decision-making in the Company’s research and development.
  • Ensures application of innovative techniques for quantitative integration of disease, target and compound knowledge to improve internal decision making, optimize lead candidate PK and biological profiles, and increase probability of success for development candidates.
  • Directs, supervises, and manages portfolio of Preclinical M&S contributions to integrate relevant drug discovery and development, technical, and target compound disease area knowledge in the planning and execution of robust development programs and disease area strategies.
  • Leads the Preclinical M&S organization with responsibility for the management, allocation, and development of all M&S associates and resources.
  • Anticipates organizational needs for modeling and strategic support based on in-depth understanding of the relevant issues and the drug development process.
  • Identifies opportunities and advocates, and drives integration and implementation of PMX contributions.
  • Leads infrastructure, process, and scientific consulting improvement initiatives.
  • Develops next generation modeling and simulation capabilities to serve new therapeutic modalities and emerging technologies.
  • Establishes high performing, industry recognized Preclinical M&S organization that attracts top talent.
  • Provides on-boarding, training, mentoring and career development of staff, and oversees constructive and continuous performance evaluation.
  • Contributes to overarching disciplinary and departmental strategy for research and development across all therapeutic areas.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD in pharmacology, biology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, computational science, or a field with significant modeling-related content (or equivalent PhD/MD) is required.
  • Must have 15 years of relevant postdoctoral, academic, industry, or government experience with a track record in one or more of the following: quantitative pharmacology, systems pharmacology, mechanistic modeling, disease modeling, pathway modeling, or pharmacometrics.
  • Must have a broad, integrative experience and a driven approach to the use of modeling and simulation in drug research and development.
  • Must have an expert knowledge of drug discovery, drug development and HA guidelines relevant to pre-clinical and clinical drug development.
  • Must have a substantial track record of identifying and leading contributions to policies that shape best practice in M&S.
  • Requires excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills and strong record in leading global scientific improvement/change initiatives.
  • Must have significant experience in coaching, development and influencing scientists and physicians.
  • Requires outstanding verbal and written communications and presentation skills and the ability to effectively represent M&S issues to a wide range of target audiences.
  • Must have a proven track record in working across a matrix organization and demonstrates expert skills in building partnerships, negotiating agreements; excels at collaboration.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3536.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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