Feb 04, 2022

Job Description

750 million+. That’s the number lives our products touch. While we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives. We believe we can achieve the goal when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment, empowering you to take calculated risks, and teaming you with people who share your determination, to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

The Pharmacometrics Oncology group is searching for an Associate Director Pharmacometrics. In this role, you will drive the pharmacometrics strategy for assigned clinical programs in multiple disease areas, contribute to clinical development efficiency by integrating pharmacokinetics, biomarkers, and surrogate endpoints into study design and reporting to allow better informed decisions. You will also serve as an individual contributor with strong knowledge of drug development pharmacometrics across related indications/areas.

What you’ll be doing:
• Acts as a key functional expert to lead, direct and coordinate the activities of a specific assigned area, project or team of experienced specialists
• Leads the decision‐making process for establishing multidisciplinary project/program goals within own team
• Mentors others to develop their own leadership skills and identifies/develops talent
• Provides 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
• Develops, writes and executes pharmacometrics analysis plans, and deliver reports on results
• Defines and drives pharmacometrics contributions to regulatory/submission strategy and related documents
• May manage portfolios at disease area/therapeutic area/indication level to support integration of pharmacometrics and relevant knowledge in the planning and execution of programs and strategies

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring:
• Ph.D. in pharmacology, biology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or a field with significant modeling-related content (or equivalent) with 6+ years relevant work experience; 4+ years in applying model based methods in pre-clinical and clinical drug development.
• Fluent in English (oral and written)
• Track record of contributions to external white-papers/policy shaping best practice in pharmacometrics. Internally and externally established track record of developing/establishing pharmacometrics excellence. Experience in contributing to global scientific improvement/change initiatives.
• Expert knowledge and evidence of hands-on experience in the application of pharmacometrics methods to drug development
• Record of interaction with regulatory agencies.
• Clinical, pharmacological and therapeutic knowledge of at least one disease area
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) bridging scientific and business needs – integrating quantitative sciences, strong disease area knowledge and appropriate market/competitive intelligence
• Scientific leadership skills demonstrated in facilitating and optimizing the (early/full) clinical development strategy. Track record for global scientific leadership in the development and evaluation of modern program/trial design methodologies
• Excellent communication and presentation skills and in particular the ability to effectively represent pharmacometrics issues to clinical teams.

Locations: East Hanover, New Jersey, Cambridge, Boston or Basel, Switzerland

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, share scheme, health insurance, 25 days annual leave, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme and learning and development opportunities as well.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Global Drug Development
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Associate Director Pharmacometrics

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