Associate Director Pharmacometrics (80-100%*)

Sep 07, 2021

Job Description

85 quantitative scientists in Novartis are supporting more than 80 clinical development projects in 10 therapeutic areas every day. Come and join an industry leader where you will have the opportunity to provide quantitative sciences support in late-stage drug development.

As Associate Director Pharmacometrics you will drive the pharmacometric strategy for clinical programs in multiple indications or a disease area and perform or supervise the execution of the pharmacometrics strategy in those programs. You will also set the strategy for addressing pharmacometric issues in regulatory submissions and directly influence drug development decisions with internal and external partners. In addition, you will be a mentor and role model for more junior team members.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Acting as a key functional expert who leads, and coordinates the activities of a specific assigned area, project or team of experienced specialists
• Leading the decision‐making process for establishing multidisciplinary project/ program goals within own team
• Mentoring others to develop their own leadership skills and identifies/ develops talent
• Providing strategic expertise and leadership for development programs based on relevant technical and disease area knowledge
• In collaboration with cross functional/ divisional quantitative partners and project teams, provide support for the quantitative evaluation of competing trial/ analysis strategies
• Developing, writing and executing pharmacometric analysis plans, and delivering reports on results
• Defining and driving pharmacometric contributions to regulatory/submission strategy and related documents

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
• Ability to influence without authority and lead (a cross-functional team) in a matrix environment
• PhD or PharmD in Pharmaceutical sciences, Clinical pharmacology, mathematics, statistics, engineering or other quantitative fields preferred
• PhD with 5+ years’ experience in NLME methods and its application in Dose-exposure-response analysis, population PK/PD modeling, disease progression modeling and clinical trial simulation in academia and/or industry.
• Clinical pharmacology, statistics and therapeutic knowledge in one or more disease areas
• Diverse experience in pharma industry on incorporation of Modeling & Simulation strategies into drug development plans across all phases and answering complicated questions on dose and regimen justification, study design, safety analysis among others
• Ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentations and drive discussions and decision making for both internal and external meetings

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable


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Associate Director Pharmacometrics (80-100%*)

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