Oct 21, 2022

Job Description

1 purpose...to reimagine medicine!

The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. Translational Medicine (TM) is the clinical research arm of NIBR, and includes about 900 associates globally. TM plays a pivotal role in bringing innovative medicines to patients, by building on research advances to develop new therapies, and bridging drug discovery and clinical application.
TM Clinical Pharmacology is a cross-functional team, which is specialized on the design, clinical execution and reporting of First-in-Human (FiH) and Clinical Pharmacology studies across all TM therapeutic areas. The operating model is built upon a strategic outsourcing partnership with qualified and specialized CROs, in which the Novartis team maintains sponsor oversight and retains the strategic elements of the studies (e.g. study design, regulatory interactions, project timelines).

As part of TM Clinical Pharmacology, you will help to develop therapies for patients, by providing medical and scientific leadership and expertise to support both early and late-stage global programs across all NIBR therapeutic areas in a role that significantly affects the entire Novartis drug development pipeline.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The Medical Director, Clinical Pharmacology (MD CP) will be the primary point of contact for the cross-functional Clinical Pharmacology (CP) Trial Team and for our qualified CROs used in the Clinical Pharmacology Partnership Model for any safety-related, medical and clinical pharmacology-related questions.
The MD CP will liaise with the project level Translational Medicine Expert to familiarize with the compound background and program strategy to ensure adequate medical supervision and execution of the study in the best interest of the program and the safety of study participants.

The MD CP will also support the project teams with Clinical Pharmacology advice to ensure study designs are optimal to serve the program strategy.

Clinical Pharmacology Portfolio
Efficient and autonomous management and Medical and Clinical Pharmacology leadership for multiple, simultaneously conducted FiH and Clinical Pharmacology studies, including:
• Contribution and provision of Clinical Pharmacology expertise for the development of Study Concept Sheets and Protocols
• Review of Informed Consent Forms, Statistical Analysis Plans, Tables, Listings and Figure (TLF) shells and drafts, and results summaries
• Medical and Clinical Pharmacology coverage for Site Initiation Visits, during the clinical conduct of the trial, for safety reviews and safety reporting and for medical coding
• Development of the Clinical Study Report and contribution to publications of study results, including abstracts, posters, manuscripts, plain language trial summaries and technical results summaries

Clinical Pharmacology Strategy and Initiatives
• Contribution to strategic initiatives and process optimization workstreams in TM Clinical Pharmacology
• Strengthening the collaboration with internal stakeholders in early and full development and external partners

Impact of this role
• This role has a significant impact on the entire Novartis pipeline, by supporting the efficient clinical execution of FiH and Clinical Pharmacology studies for early and full clinical development programs in accordance with the Clinical Development Plan and Clinical Pharmacology Plan, by enabling efficient and result-based decision-making and by delivering key study results to support regulatory submissions.
• As a recognized specialist in the field, your strong experience in early clinical development and Clinical Pharmacology will enrich the Medical Team's expertise and will help to build and grow Clinical Pharmacology as the Novartis Center of Excellence for FIH and Clinical Pharmacology studies across all therapeutic areas in the NIBR portfolio.
• The Medical Director, Clinical Pharmacology, will further help to strengthen our collaboration with our internal Novartis stakeholders in early and full development and to establish efficient partnerships with our qualified CROs.

The ideal location for this role is at the East Hanover NJ, Cambridge MA or Basel Switzerland site but remote work may be possible (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. If associate is remote, all home office expenses and any travel/lodging to the East Hanover NJ, Cambridge Massachusetts or Basel Switzerland site for periodic live meetings will be at the employee’s expense. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager. This position will require 0-5% travel.

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'll bring to the role:

• Medical Degree combined with PhD/post-doctoral and / or specialized further training (board certification) and / or clinical research experience in Clinical Pharmacology.
• 5-7 years of relevant & significant clinical study experience, across the broad spectrum of Clinical Pharmacology and FiH studies, either in the biopharmaceutical industry leading early phase clinical trials, as a PI or sub-investigator in a CRO or relevant academic medical center, or in a senior role within a CRO responsible for managing the medical relationship with sponsors.
• Track record of drug submissions / approval and / or high-quality publications in international scientific journals and advanced training or additional clinical development experience in one of the NIBR TM Therapeutic areas would be an upside.
• Full professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Translational Medicine
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Medical Director, Clinical Pharmacology

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