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Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs

Reference Number: 4009
Location: NJ

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company. We have been asked to identify candidates for their Associate Director Regulatory Affairs.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • Represents Regulatory Affairs function on the Global Project Team and Regulatory Team on assigned projects.
  • Assists in oversight of regulatory strategy for assigned projects in the Regulatory Affairs Department.
  • Provides the development and implementation of regulatory strategies for development and approval of new drugs/biologics in the US.
  • Develops coordinated regulatory strategy with global colleagues.
  • Contributes to strengthening and developing the Regulatory Affairs function and role in global development.
  • Provides US specific regulatory input for development projects destined for the US market as assigned.
  • Offers strategic and operational regulatory support to CMC, Nonclinical, Clinical, Submissions, and other groups as necessary.
  • Oversees the activities for the planning, implementation, and maintenance of regulatory operational management.
  • Interacts with project team members in assessing and reviewing data for regulatory submissions.
  • Serves as liaison with regulatory agencies as necessary in support of development projects in North America, and build working relationships with agency personnel.
  • Liaise with regulatory consultants, CROs, and other vendors when required.
  • Provides US regulatory intelligence, including interpretations of applicable or newly issued regulations and guidelines, and business events that may affect the competitive landscape of projects in development.
  • Keeps project team abreast of regulatory decisions, issues, potential problems and new regulations.
  • Supports expansion of the company’s knowledge base of regulations and guidelines governing the research, development, and marketing of drugs and biologics.
  • Provides educational training to regulatory team members in the improvement of drug development processes.
  • Assists in planning and execution of departmental training program.
  • Serves as Global Regulatory Leader if assigned.
  • Develops, implements, and executes all company regulatory submissions for assigned US projects in support of multiple IND and DMF dossiers with health authorities.
  • Creates, implements, and oversees document management processes for all documents, in support of all US IND and DMF activities.
  • Leads the transition to global electronic submissions.
  • Assists in management of SOPs for all Drug Development functions, ensuring compliance and continuity amongst impacted departments.
  • Prepares SOPs for Regulatory Affairs activities and responsibilities, and contributes to preparation of other department SOPs, as needed.
  • Reports to the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Pharmaceuticals required. Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, or Masters) in a clinical, health-related field or life sciences field highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 7+ years of experience in pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs including direct interactions with FDA.
  • Requires specific experience with biotech development products in oncology, immunology, or rare diseases.
  • Must have business expertise with US Regulatory Affairs and drug development, including development of regulatory strategy at the preclinical and clinical stages.
  • Solid knowledge of FDA processes from beginning to end required.
  • Must have experience with the preparation and review of regulatory submissions.
  • Requires demonstrated expertise in FDA pre-IND and/or FDA IND filings.
  • Strong project management experience required.
  • Requires strong attention to detail composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Requires strategic thinking in drug development with solid business acumen.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Must have effective negotiating skills.
  • Ability to lead innovation and change.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4009.  No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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