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Reference Number: 3798
Location: NY

Our client is drug discovery and development company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a SVP R&D.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Reports to CEO.
  • Provides leadership for direct reports, and ensures the highest caliber of internal staff.
  • Manages overall R&D strategy, planning, execution, and advancement of the company’s pipeline.
  • Ensures smooth transition from research into development.
  • Ensures that R&D strategies are compliant, and executed in a timely manner within budget.
  • Oversees and integrates all R&D functions.
  • Creates an appropriate balance of infrastructure and outsourcing.
  • Identifies new opportunities for the company, and oversees the identification and evaluation of potential licensing and/or partnering opportunities.
  • Initiates, manages, and maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures an effective network of partners and collaborators.
  • Serves on Joint Steering Committees and Joint Development Committees.
  • Represents the company as the senior R&D spokesperson.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree required. (MD or PhD)
  • Must have 15+ years of direct drug discovery and clinical development experience.
  • Subspecialty training or experience in infectious diseases highly preferred.
  • Requires experience building and leading an exceptional R&D capability, with external alliances, collaborations, and outsourcing.
  • Must have in depth understanding of the drug discovery and development process.
  • Requires demonstrated strategic leadership and participation in regulatory submissions, with experience participating and overseeing new drug approvals.
  • Must have the proven ability to lead and inspire high-performance teams with a hands-on approach.
  • Experience in both large and small company settings, and in an entrepreneurial environment, highly preferred.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3798.  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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