Non Clinical Program Director

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  • Non Clinical Program Director
  • Small molecule focus
  • Negotiable salary
  • World leading organisation

We are looking to identify an expert within the non clinical development of small molecules.  We are looking to identify a Non-Clinical Program Director for a global drug development company in Cambridgeshire who will provide advice and proposals to customers in the design and conduct of pharmaceutical development programs.

The role: 

  • Understanding the current regulatory environment and ensure that programs are designed and undertaken in line with current scientific and regulatory expectations.
  • The Director of Pharmaceutical Development provides customers with scientific, strategic and regulatory guidance to help them in the design and conduct of development programs to progress their compound(s) to clinical trials and to marketing in an efficient and timely manner.
  • In addition, once awarded, the Director of Pharmaceutical Development is responsible for the scientific leadership of the program and works closely with the Project Manager (where appropriate) in the overall management of a customer’s development program.
  • The Director of Pharmaceutical Development also plays a key role working with the commercial team to help identify and win new programs of work. This includes sales visits, attendance and presenting at scientific conferences and symposia and engaging the customer in discussions on their development needs prior to study award
  • Play a key role in advising on program and study design, work closely with the proposals team to ensure customer requirements are understood and that these satisfy current understanding of regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that programs are delivered in a timely manner according to defined requirements achieved through building an internal project team for each program
  • Meetings with existing and proposed customers to promote company services, advise upon program design and present information back to customer company
  • Where appropriate regular teleconferences and written updates for customers
  • Where appropriate, member of customer’s project team
  • Leader of internal project team comprising Study Managers from all relevant disciplines
  • Day to day interactions with internal customers to manage (via the matrix) progression and timely delivery of program information
  • Interaction with and support of colleagues within Pharma Program Management, including but not restricted to, back-up for Programs in colleagues absence and provision of scientific advice based on own core discipline

The person:

  • An excellent understanding of the non clinical development of pharmaceutical products
  • A strong scientific knowledge in one or more areas of non clinical development
  • Team player
  • Clear confident communicator
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good time management
  • Experience of working in a CRO environment or relevant scientific role
  • A good understanding of the product development process
  • Professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated