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Director, Early Development and Translational Sciences
Company: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Location: Princeton, NJ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/28/2022
Expire Date: 07/28/2022
Job Categories: Medical
Job Description
Director, Early Development and Translational Sciences
The Director, Early Development and Translational Sciences is responsible for initiating and leading activities essential to the growth of Otsuka's discovery and early phase pipeline. He/she will identify and implement emerging new technologies and scientific capabilities to advance and derisk development of assets in Otsuka's early phase pipeline.

As a part of Translational Medicine team, Director, Early Development and Translational Sciences will also play a critical role in emerging and ongoing Phase 1 translational studies (eg. neuroimaging) through leadership and hands-on involvement in trial design, protocol preparation, execution of early phase studies, and data analysis.

Job responsibilities:
Provide subject matter expertise with internal and external groups in the evaluation of new compounds (small and large molecule), as well as new formulation technologies.
Provide subject matter expertise and leadership to cross functional teams for Phase 1 translational study initiation and conduct, with the objective of de risking discovery phase and early clinical phase compounds.
Provide subject matter expertise with internal and external discovery teams as well as academic and early investment partners regarding lead optimization, pre-IND package, early go/no go decisions.
Lead discovery and translational efforts related to target identification, lead identification through IND and proof-of-concept.
Provide support, lead or serve as liaison to/with public private stakeholders in pre-competitive space to promote advancement of internal translational capabilities.
Draft, review, and support completion of regulatory packages for internal and external assets.

Qualifications
Ph.D. or MD or Pharm.D.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in CNS drug development, including early discovery, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, or related disciplines; and with at least 5 years of direct experience in translational clinical trial conduct.

Disclaimer:
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs, as necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

Come discover more about Otsuka and our benefit offerings; https://www.otsuka-us.com/careers-join-otsuka.

Disclaimer:

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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