Engagement Manager – Life Sciences Strategy

 

Heading Engagement Manager – Life Sciences Strategy
Category

San Francisco, Boston or NYC

 
Description
Engagement Managers are responsible for leading workstreams and engagements, translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables. Engagement Managers manage day-to-day problem-solving and team analytical activities, and serve as key liaisons between consulting team members, VPs and Partners, and our clients. Senior Consultants are also responsible for mentoring and developing team staff. Our teams work on a variety of client issues. The range of assignments includes developing long-term strategies for organizations, evaluating the potential acquisition of businesses, improving educational achievement outcomes, developing new marketing channel strategies, reducing operating costs, and evaluating new business ventures. Responsibilities: Develop business strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer research, macroeconomic forecasting, and portfolio optimization. Review transaction rationale and/or deal documents to identify critical business issues and risks relating to a proposed transaction. Assist in defining the objective and scope of strategy engagements and client deliverables in consultation with the Vice President and Managing Director Manage workstreams/projects from initial data collection and analysis to creating final client deliverables Effectively manage and motivate workstreams and teams with diverse skills and backgrounds Develop and maintain relationships with clients Develop, manage and mentor junior team members at the Associate, Senior Associate, and Consultant levels. Qualifications: Preferably, an MBA with two years of related work experience or graduate degree with at least three years of related work experience, with a particular focus on client advisory or strategic planning within a professional services environment. At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline with outstanding academic performance and at least 5 years of related work experience. Experience managing business strategy and M&A strategic diligence projects in life sciences in complex environments. Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, device or life sciences tools. Commitment to staying at the cutting edge of knowledge in the life sciences industry. Strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills. Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment. Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines. Able to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. A strong work initiative, high energy level and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas. Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%).

 

 

 

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Executive Director, Global Marketing Cell Therapy Franchise

Executive Director, Global Marketing Cell Therapy Franchise

(Executive Director, Marketing)

The Executive Director, Global Marketing Franchise will play a key role on the global marketing cell therapy team.  This role will have primary responsibilities for optimizing the global environment to ensure commercial success of all Kite assets.  This role will work in close collaboration with the global marketing cell therapy brand leads and global cross functional and regional teams to develop and globally support the implementation of a Kite cell therapy franchise position, develop a global growth strategy for the CAR T class.  In addition, this role will lead the global cell therapy commercial policy and publication efforts to optimize the global environment to support Kite brands to reach their fullest potential. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the global cell therapy growth strategy for the CAR T class; working in close partnership with global brands leads to ensure alignment with individual brand strategies
  • Develop the global cell therapy franchise strategic plan with core franchise deliverables in alignment with Kite leadership positioning
  • Identify key areas of global commercial cell therapy policy (i.e. institutional capacity planning, ethical considerations in cell therapy commercialization, academic CAR T, etc) and work cross functionally to develop a strategic plan to enhance global awareness and/ or drive global policy change providing local communication toolkits
  • Work in close collaboration with international cell therapy opinion leaders to gain insight, understanding and alignment on key policy issues within cell therapy
  • Develop  global congress strategy with cross functional and cross regional alignment
  • Work in close partnership with brand leads to assess local affiliate business cases and ensure global launch sequence standards
  • Develop and implement ongoing strategic planning training plan
  • Work in partnership with key organizations (ARM, EBMT, ASTCT. ASGCT) to identify strategic priorities and develop forward thinking global cell therapy policy
  • Develop global strategy to enhance commercial publications on key cell therapy policy issues
  • Develop global toolkits with commercial policy key message points and supporting insights that can be leveraged locally to drive Kite commercial policy positions with external audiences globally

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 5-10+ years of experience working cross functionally at specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, with significant experience in Hematology.  Prior experience in cell therapy is a plus.  

The ideal candidate will possess experience working at both a global and affiliate/ local marketing level, achieving success with both long term strategic development and short term tactical implementation.

The ideal candidate will also have experience developing policy principles and action plans to support optimal global policy development. 

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields with a post-graduate degree preferred. 

Additional qualifications include:

  • A motivational leadership style with strong business and commercial acumen that has demonstrated success in managing and growing a business
  • Comfort with uncertainty and developing innovative new pathways with rapid timelines and high expectations 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and independently determine appropriate action where precedent may not exist
  • Strong leadership skills within a large matrix organization ; ability to navigate complex business structures 
  • An approachable and credible communication style, both verbally and written, to keep all levels of the organization informed and engaged
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, synthesizing diverse perspectives into cohesive, aligned recommendation/deliverables, managing dissension along the way and championing team recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance
  • Experience in delivering complex messages to various internal and external customers with a track record of effective and influential presentations
  • Ability to understand the science and data; be effective at leveraging analytics and leading within a science-driven commercial model
  • An established role model of Gilead/Kite core values and ways of working that inspire high performance culture and engagement

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration 

Director, Global Marketing Franchise

The Director, Global Marketing Franchise (Director, Marketing) will play an important role on the global marketing cell therapy team. This role has responsibility for assisting in the development and implementation of global disease strategies and global asset strategic and tactical plans.  This role works in close collaboration with the global marketing cell therapy brand and commercial operations leads and the global cross-functional and project teams.  This role reports into the VP, Global Marketing and is based in California.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the execution of the global brand and commercial operations strategic plans; oversee key elements of the global implementation plans
  • Ensure agile execution and refinement of the global plans by enabling real time monitoring and evaluation of competitive products and marketplace dynamics
  • Lead the implementation of core global tactics ensuring cross functional and global input with timely execution of global deliverables
  • Effectively partner with global and affiliate marketing, medical and market access colleagues to ensure the value of key deliverables
  • Initiating relevant Market Research projects to inform strategic brand plans, and KPI tracking
  • Serve as a core member of key cross functional teams
  • Responsible for coordinating various aspects of key global conferences for example organizing global events, contributor to global congress team.
  • Collaborating with the brand leads to set assumptions for and validate global sales and resources forecast and working closely with the country finance teams.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of global and/ or local hematology/ oncology marketing experience at a specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.  Prior experience in cell therapy is a plus.  

The ideal candidate will possess experience working at both a global and affiliate/ local marketing level, achieving success with both long term strategic development and short term tactical implementation.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields with a post-graduate degree preferred. 

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related fields is required.
  • An advanced science degree such as MD, PharmD, PhD or an advanced business degree such as an MBA is desirable
  • Ability to coordinate with regional and local market teams to collect markets inputs into strategy development and support local implementation of global strategy
  • Comfort with uncertainty and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment under tight timelines and independently determine appropriate action where precedent may not exist
  • Leadership skills within a large matrix organization ; ability to navigate complex business structures 
  • An approachable and credible communication style, both verbally and written, to keep all levels of the organization informed and engaged
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance
  • Experience in delivering complex messages to various internal and external customers with a track record of effective and influential presentations
  • Ability to understand the science and data; be effective at leveraging analytics and leading within a science-driven commercial model

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration 

Associate Director, Primary Market Research

The Associate Director, Primary Market Research will be responsible for leading primary market research efforts in supporting strategic and tactical decision making with insightful analysis to maximize the potential of Kite’s pipeline and approved cell therapies. As a strategic partner, the role involves collaborating with marketing, customer engagement, market access, and customer facing teams to shape the design/strategy of critical market research and analytical projects. The person in this role will be responsible for working independently to identify, prioritize and find solutions for the key market research needs of the commercial organization. This position reports to the Director, Global Marketing Analytics, and is based in Santa Monica, CA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define market research priorities in collaboration with rest of the commercial organization
  • Ensure successful execution of qualitative and quantitative market research studies with physicians, patients, and payers. Integrate results of market research, latest competitive intelligence, as well as secondary analytics into actionable insights
  • Create foundational market understanding through the development of treatment flow maps, market segmentation, attribute/benefit testing, positioning and campaign development, etc.
  • Support early asset commercial planning through opportunity assessments and market landscape research
  • Support brand planning process by providing an objective and detailed understanding of current market dynamics, product performance, customers, and competitors
  • Inform forecast assumptions by executing conjoint demand study and other demand estimation related research
  • Manage vendors to determine appropriate research methodology, ensure project alignment to business objectives and guide execution and reporting

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. MBA or other related graduate-level degree is a plus
  • 6 or more years of work experience in market research, marketing sciences, strategic consulting or other analytical work in the biotech / pharmaceutical industries in leadership roles with direct management experience
  • Previous experience in oncology/hematology is required
  • Track record of delivering actionable insights through successful execution of qualitative and quantitative market research projects, as well as strategic problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment, with changing priorities and significant time pressures
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) required. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong team, including external partners, relationships while driving for positive results
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency
  • Extensive proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration 

Director, Global Marketing X19


Director, Global Marketing X19 (Director, Marketing)

The Director, Global Marketing X19 will play a key role on the global marketing cell therapy team.  This role will have primary responsibility for ensuring world market optimization to support X19 to reach its fullest potential.   This role will create and implement global commercial strategic and tactical plans over the life cycle of X19 for existing and future indications.   This role will work in close collaboration with the global marketing franchise and brand leads as well as with the global cross functional and project teams to ensure world market preparation for the successful launch of X19.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, in close collaboration with cross functional partners, the strategic launch plan for X19 to maximize it’s potential globally; including the development of  global launch toolkits with positioning, messaging and core creative in alignment with franchise positioning
  • Work with legal, regulatory, medical affairs, clinical and other partners to ensure the cross functional alignment of the proposed strategy
  • Work in close collaboration with global X19 brand leads to develop post launch performance metrics and global dashboards and share key learnings across global launches
  • Manage and coordinate global commercial tactical deliverables
  • Work in partnership to ensure alignment of X19 global forecast assumptions
  • Develop partnerships with key external stakeholders in Lymphoma and CAR T
  • Monitor the CAR T and disease area competitive environment to develop insights and identify opportunities and threats
  • Work in partnership with Gilead colleagues to ensure strong global marketing alignment

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience leading teams of marketing professionals at specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, with significant experience in Hematology/Oncology.  Prior experience in cell therapy is a plus.   

The ideal candidate will possess experience working at both a global and affiliate/ local marketing level, achieving success with both long term strategic development and short term tactical implementation.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields with a post-graduate degree preferred.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Strong business and commercial acumen that has demonstrated success in managing and growing a business
  • Comfort with uncertainty and developing innovative new pathways with rapid timelines and high expectations 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and independently determine appropriate action where precedent may not exist
  • Strong leadership skills within a large matrix organization ; ability to navigate complex business structures 
  • An approachable and credible communication style, both verbally and written, to keep all levels of the organization informed and engaged
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, synthesizing diverse perspectives into cohesive, aligned recommendation/deliverables, managing dissension along the way and championing team recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance
  • Experience in delivering complex messages to various internal and external customers with a track record of effective and influential presentations
  • Ability to understand the science and data; be effective at leveraging analytics and leading within a science-driven commercial model
  • An established role model of Gilead/Kite core values and ways of working that inspire high performance culture and engagement

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration 

Associate Director, Global Forecasting & Marketing Analytics

The Associate Director, Global Forecasting & Marketing Analytics will be responsible for leading forecasting efforts in supporting strategic and tactical decision making with insightful analysis to maximize the potential of breakthrough cell therapies. As a strategic partner, the role involves collaborating with cross functional teams, including leaders in commercial, FP&A, supply chain, and other corporate functions. The person in this role will be responsible for working independently to identify, prioritize and find solutions for the key forecasting and analytical needs of the commercial organization. He/she will oversee (and at times directly execute) forecasting, secondary data analysis and other analytics projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This highly visible role will lead the development and process execution of Long Range (LRP) forecasts for marketed and pipeline products as well as ad-hoc requests including commercial assessment of business development opportunities
  • Independently design, prepare and maintain long range global forecasts models. Leverage primary/secondary research insights and team inputs to create robust assumptions and forecast inputs. The forecaster will produce analogues, formulate assumptions, and define opportunities and risks associated with the forecast. 
  • Work closely with regional forecasting and commercial teams to ensure consistency in forecast structure and comparability between key commercial assumptions
  • Perform ad-hoc and scenario modelling using long-term models to support decision-making by Commercial, R&D, Corporate Development, Finance, and Corporate executive leadership
  • Work with regional Market Research group to help scope and design quantitative market research (e.g., discrete-choice conjoint) to inform revenue forecasting via predictive patient share modelling
  • Collaboration: Partner closely with FP&A, supply chain and other corporate functions to design and execute an effective S&OP process, to build and drive quarterly revenue reconciliation.
  • Strategic Projects: Drive analytics for planned and ad hoc strategic projects including scenario analysis to help drive key decisions for the business.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. MBA or other related graduate-level degree is a plus
  • 6 or more years of work experience in forecasting, marketing sciences, market research, strategic consulting or other analytical work in the biotech / pharmaceutical industries in leadership roles with direct management experience
  • Previous experience in oncology/hematology is required
  • Track record of delivering actionable insights through successful execution of forecasting and marketing analytics projects, as well as strategic problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment, with changing priorities and significant time pressures
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) required. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong team, including external partners, relationships while driving for positive results.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency
  • Extensive proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and forecasting software (e.g., Crystal ball, Forecast Pro, customized platforms)

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration 

Director, Global Customer Experience

Director, Global Customer Experience (Director, Marketing)

The Director, Global Customer Experience, will play a key role on the global marketing and customer experience team.  This role will have primary responsibility for ensuring the successful global design, development and launch of key aspects of the ecosystem while additionally leading key digital customer experience development projects.  This role will work closely with the key affiliates, technical operations and information technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Global design, development and execution of key aspects of the ecosystem
  • Key contact for local  affiliate partners for commercial operational readiness
  • Assess business needs for new portal launches; develop customer insight guidelines to optimize customer feedback through primary market research and informal discussions with customers
  • Identify Business Requirements for Kite Konnect Ecosystem
  • Leader of the head office cross functional team to ensure global Kite Konnect implementation
  • Key partner to technical operations/ supply chain team to ensure alignment
  • Key contributor to the ongoing development/ enhancement of the Kite commercial operations customer experience
  • Represent Kite Konnect in strategic planning sessions as part of the G3MO team and with cross functional planning teams
  • Key member of the Kite Konnect Governance Committee to cross-functionally and cross-geography prioritize enhancements, share best practices and facilitate partnerships in efficiency across the organization
  • Represent Commercial Operations needs and requirements to cross-functional planning teams
  • Work with cross-functional partners from legal, US Marketing, Commercial Operations and others to refine the needs to internal and external stakeholders

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of global commercial / digital experience at specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies. Experience with commercial operations or customer experience with comfort in digital commercial/ customer platforms is ideal.

The ideal candidate will possess experience working at both a global and affiliate/ local marketing level, achieving success with both long term strategic development and short term tactical implementation.

The ideal candidate will also have experience with digital commercial / customer platforms.

Experience leading the design and implementation of global launches and / or transformational business initiatives within global markets will be considered a strong benefit.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields with a post-graduate degree preferred.  Additional qualifications include:

  • A motivational leadership style with strong business and commercial acumen that has demonstrated success in managing and growing a business
  • Comfort with uncertainty and developing innovative new pathways with rapid timelines and high expectations 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and independently determine appropriate action where precedent may not exist
  • Strong leadership skills within a large matrix organization ; ability to navigate complex business structures 
  • An approachable and credible communication style, both verbally and written, to keep all levels of the organization informed and engaged
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, synthesizing diverse perspectives into cohesive, aligned recommendation/deliverables, managing dissension along the way and championing team recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance
  • Experience in delivering complex messages to various internal and external customers with a track record of effective and influential presentations
  • An established role model of Gilead/Kite core values and ways of working that inspire high performance culture and engagement

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration

Associate Director, Global Commercial Project Management

The Associate Director, Global Commercial Project Management is responsible for providing project management support to multiple global commercial strategy teams

Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with brand and customer experience strategy leads to develop, gain approval, and execute on the global commercial strategies
  • Manage the G3MO steering committee agendas, minutes and action items in alignment with the G3MO steering committee co-chairs
  • Manage the G3MO franchise meetings for the strategy teams; including ongoing coordination across the commercial strategy teams
  • Work to ensure timely, efficient, and action-oriented G3MO  meetings and responsible for coordinating team operations and communications.
  • Develop communications and presentations related to strategy, status, critical path activity timing, resources required, and related issues and / or risks, and communicate internally and to external partners as appropriate
  • Ensures delivery of high quality integrated cross functional project plans, effective management of project activities, and control of project timelines
  • Create and maintain tools for internal and external communication about project goals and progress (dashboards etc.)
  • Partner with key partners to champion continuous improvement, new ideas, and initiatives that drive corporate programs
  • Directs project communications and ensures that all stakeholders are fully informed and knowledgeable of project activities and their status
  • Provides input into periodic project reports, budget reforecasts etc.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of commercial project management experience at specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields with a post-graduate degree preferred.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Project Management certification or equivalent is a plus
  • Experience should include prior participation in cross-functional project management activities.
  • Must be able to understand and effectively communicate both scientific and business related ideas/concepts
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills along with ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Must be able to support highly complex multiple activities simultaneously
  • Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision, develop and drive a personal work plan, and manage/prioritize time effectively
  • Able to express ideas and present information effectively within teams, functions, and with external partners
  • Demonstrate/Provide active listening and feedback within team, ability to facilitate problem solving, decision making, and issue resolution
  • Demonstrated analytical and technology skills, including proficiency in project planning tools, content management tools, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong program management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly fluid company environment with minimal guidance and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

please email resume and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

VP, Worldwide Commercialization Strategy & Innovation

Description

The VP, Worldwide Commercialization Strategy & Innovation is responsible for ensuring the delivery of critical strategic initiatives for the Commercialization organization (inclusive of both Commercial and Medical). The role is also responsible to define and support the enhancement of capabilities supporting the Commercialization organization (eg, multi-channel, digital, field training and operations, data & analytics). The role will partner with the Corporate Strategy team on key company-wide strategic initiatives and partner with other functions to enhance interfaces across functions (eg, R&ED, GDD, GPS, BI&A, Enabling Functions).

This role reports to the Head of Worldwide Commercialization Strategy and Capabilities and will routinely work with members of the Commercialization Leadership Team (CLT) across these critical strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads critical strategic initiatives for the Commercialization organization (ie, Commercial, Medical)
  • Partner with Corporate Strategy team across critical cross-functional initiatives (ie, Commercialization lead for initiatives)
  • Define and support enhancement of capability teams supporting the Commercialization organization (eg, multi-channel, digital, field training and operations, data & analytics)
  • Support the evolution of interface between key functions in Commercialization and between Commercialization and other functions (e.g., R&ED, GDD)
  • Lead Commercialization Strategy team and build strategy capability for the Commercialization team

  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA/MD/PhD or other advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years combined experience in Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Access, Medical
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills: effectively structures businessproblems; leverages data (qualitative and quantitative) to identify insights andinform recommendations; leverages key matrix partners (i.e., BI&A)
  • Focus on execution and value delivery: strong track record of execution/implementation across matrix teams; simplifies unnecessary complexity to get toaction and value
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – especially executive levelcommunications
  • Demonstrates success in driving optimal business objectives in a complex matrixorganization required
  • Ability to work on multiple major strategic initiatives and influence senior executives
  • Ability to prioritize work with autonomy and drive results under pressure

Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

VP, CMC – Boston, Philadelphia, NJ, SF

Reporting to the Chief Portfolio Officer (CPO) and Head of Gene Therapy, the Vice President, Gene Therapy CMC will lead a team focused on CMC development of the gene therapy portfolio.  This individual will be a senior leader in the organization and contribute to the company’s research and development efforts to create high value gene therapies to address unmet medical needs for devastating rare diseases. The position will be based out of one of locations in the central NJ/Philadelphia area with laboratory facilities. 

This role is seen as a critical addition to the existing Tech Ops organization currently responsible for overseeing CMC product strategy development and execution of gene therapies, as well as overseeing the complex global network of partners who manufacture and supply clinical and commercial products.  

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead, define and build the broad gene therapy technical development and manufacturing strategy with members of the Technical Leadership Team, and  Gene Therapy Leadership Team 
  • Lead the multi-functional team responsible for the development and execution of comprehensive and integrated technical development plans for product portfolio
  • Coordinate and align with the Global Supply Chain leadership to implement the gene therapy supplier network strategy 
  • Direct the design, development, scale-up, and technology transfer of gene therapy manufacturing processes from feasibility test, pilot plant through manufacturing scale
  • Responsible for process development and provides support for process validation in accordance with regulatory guidance
  • Manage the development, implementation, and support of production processes, analytics, control methods and equipment to achieve stage appropriate production of preclinical test article, and early stage clinical trial material
  • Represents the Technical Operations function as a member of the cross-functional Gene Therapy Leadership Team (GTLT) providing strategic guidance to R&D Steering Team on the gene therapy programs and business
  • Work seamlessly with functional and cross functional stakeholders such as Research, Program Management, Alliance Management, Project Management, QC, QA, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Science & Technology and external collaborators to help advance the portfolio programs through development
  • Key decision influencer on complex issues where analysis of situations and data requires an in-depth knowledge of process development and engineering, factors influencing scale up / scale down of critical process parameters and pharmaceutical production equipment
  • Has accountability for the technical, operational and financial performance of the Technical Development department
  • Is accountable for the alignment of the departmental activities with the activities of the peer departments
  • Provides overall direction to the function and is accountable for departmental deliverables
  • Works with the SVP, Tech Ops and the peer department heads to actively contribute to the gene therapy activities within Tech Ops
  • Coordinates with  the SVP, Tech Ops and the CPO & Head of Gene Therapy to develop and communicate strategic and tactical direction of CMC Development
  • Is recognized as a thought leader internally within and externally within peer communities and uses reputation to enable successful performance of the department
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Represents the department internally/externally
  • Able to gather internal/external benchmarks for best practices in the scientific field
  • Other responsibilities/activities as may be assigned

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Dual reporting to the Senior Vice President, Technical Operations and CPO and Head of Gene Therapy

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

Educational Requirements

  • Ph.D. in engineering or life sciences

Professional Work Experience 

  • 5+ years direct leadership experience in gene therapy CMC development and manufacturing, bioprocess development or related areas
  • 10 – 15 years of experience of CMC development experience  
  • Experience managing a broad organization, as a leader of leaders
  • Experience with external manufacturing providers, partners, and/or academic collaborations is required
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage biologics/gene therapy  programs through technical development, including QbD process characterization and validation, is required
  • A keen ability and desire to grow an organization, mentor our next level leaders, and help manage the dynamics of change
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate others, influence, and negotiate conflict situations
  • Highly collaborative team player who fosters open communication and facilitates mutual understanding and cooperation between all stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment
  • A passion for addressing the critical unmet medical needs of patients

To apply please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Oncology Commercial Strategy

 The person in this role will play an integral role in helping to maximize the value of our Oncology portfolio across tumors via the continued evolution and implementation of the global Oncology Commercial Strategy.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading workstreams in support of strategic initiatives which may include:
    • Competitive analysis / scenario planning associated with tumor, market, and portfolio level dynamics
    • Identification and evaluation of cross-tumor investment strategies in preparation for senior management evaluation
    • Rapid assessments of key market and/or portfolio events from both a franchise and market-specific lens
  • Supporting enterprise-level strategic planning in preparation for the annual Board of Directors meeting via close collaboration with R&D, commercial, and finance stakeholders
  • Managing the annual brand-planning process across tumors / markets in conjunction with the Tumor Leads and key markets
  • Maintaining an integrated and up to date view of the oncology landscape to support the markets
  • Assisting in development of presentations for senior management relating to the annual strategic planning and budget processes as well as on-going business updates
  • Partnering seamlessly with marketing, medical, sales, finance, market research, and worldwide marketing points in the above areas to ensure appropriate alignment with all key portfolio initiatives and priorities

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS with MBA preferred
  • Minimum 6-8 years of corporate / business unit strategy or global marketing experience in pharmaceutical / biotech industry (either directly or via work at top-tier consulting firm)
  • Understanding of commercial and financial analytics from a broad range of lenses.   Specific experience should include including portfolio level resource allocation and scenario planning
  • Proven ability to develop executive-ready presentations coupled with strong verbal communication skills
  • Oncology experience is mandatory
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated maturity and ability to think on feet.  Solid organizational skills and ability to work independently with limited direction are key

qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Immuno-Oncology Biotech in NJ

  • Our primary focus is targeted virotherapy, based on a fundamental mediator of cell immortalization in cancer 
  • Our goal: unlock the full potential of our virotherapy platform to treat a wide range of solid tumors, even immunologically cold tumor types

please email CV and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Senior Director of Legal and Intellectual Property

Biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the treatment of devastating diseases through the intracellular delivery of biologics. Our technology enables the efficient intracellular delivery of proteins, peptides and nucleic acids, thus allowing for the development of programs across several intracellular target classes. The Company’s novel approach addresses current challenges associated with both large and small molecule therapeutics and represents a fundamental advancement in the delivery of molecules into the cytosol.

Position Summary

We are hiring for a strategically-minded and detail-oriented Director of Legal and Intellectual Property with life sciences industry experience. This individual will be responsible for building and leading the Company’s intellectual property strategy by working collaboratively with both the research organization and the business functions. The successful hire will play a central role in shaping corporate strategy, act as a trusted legal advisor within the company and have a direct and significant impact on of multiple intracellular biologics programs. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Closely partner with the R&D organization to identify, develop and execute strategies to protect the Company’s intellectual property
  • Lead the drafting and prosecution of patent applications as in-house counsel to develop global, comprehensive intellectual property portfolios
  • Manage the existing patent portfolios and closely work with relevant collaborators
  • Provide patentability, freedom-to-operate and other legal opinions and risk assessments
  • Monitor competitive intellectual property, conduct prior art searches and respond to administrative challenges by third parties
  • Support business development and other contractual processes by drafting, negotiating and reviewing key legal and intellectual property-related aspects
  • Review publications, presentations, press releases and other materials for clearance
  • Effectively manage external relationships with outside counsel
  • Effectively inform and advise senior management on corporate legal issues

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience acting as patent counsel on biologics, either at a biotech or pharma company and/or representing such companies at a law firm
  • J.D. and admission in good standing to the state bar
  • Advanced degree in the biological sciences
  • Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Strategic thinker who can anticipate legal and intellectual property-related issues and formulate and execute a course of action to address such issues
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills who will act as a trusted partner for the R&D and G&A organizations
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating agreements and contracts
  • Significant experience working collaboratively in a cross-functional team spanning scientific, clinical business and legal
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Ability to work efficiently in fast-paced, changing environments and respond effectively in challenging and ambiguous situations

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Multiple VP positions, NJ Biotech (coming soon)

We’ll be looking for up to 8 VP positions for a NJ Biotech with a top tier Board

Ideal candidates will for:

VP, Clinical Development

VP, Medical Affairs

VP, Commercial

VP, Managed Care-Market Access

VP, HR, Talent

Therapeutic and Disease category, Immune-Allergy and GI

candidates can feel free to reach out to tsharon@tseworldwide.com

Associate Director; M&A Analyst/Corporate Development

Summary

Corporate Development is a strategic function that encompasses strategy, portfolio management, and business development and licensing. This position will support us with evaluating business development and licensing opportunities and portfolio management-related initiatives. Working closely with the business development and licensing, commercial operations, Technical operations and R&D functions, the Senior Analyst will provide analysis and financial decision support to our various stakeholders.

The Senior Corporate Development Analyst will support the Corporate Development group in strategic investment and financial modeling and analysis, business planning, and presentation. This position will be responsible for developing forecasting analytics for various projects (in-licensing, acquisitions, pipeline assessments, process improvement) with respect to investment and return, capital budgets, and investment needs, as well as providing projected results and metrics in terms of return on investment, IRR, return on capital employed, and other relevant financial metrics.

Key Responsibilities

Prepare accurate and timely financial models and analyses in support of deals, portfolio projects, and investment opportunities under tight deadlines; create financial models incorporating research and analysis that shows leading indicators and key business projections and results.
Routinely support evaluation of business development, portfolio, and pipeline opportunities.
Help create presentations for senior management.
Manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously
Develop and maintain relationships with various levels of personnel.
Engage with functional leaders to gather inputs.
Perform ad-hoc analysis and projects as required.
Assist as needed with building and maintaining dashboards and weekly/monthly reports for portfolio projects and deals under consideration.
Complete all company-based and job-related training as assigned by company within the required timeline.
Contribute to the best practices repository of the Corporate Development department.
Challenge processes and the status quo to drive improvements.

Job Requirements

BA/BS degree in Finance or equivalent. MBA and/or CPA certification preferred, not required.
Minimum years of experience: 5
Prior consulting, investment banking, corporate finance or related M&A experience-healthcare preferred.

Pharmaceutical Financial Modeling And Analysis Experience Essential.

Experience with risk adjustments as applied to investment decisions; discount rates, probability of technical and regulatory success, etc.
Demonstrate strong business acumen.
Technical expertise in finance, budgeting, and forecasting.
Knowledge of financial statement analysis and reporting.
Ability to build and maintain financial models.
Feel comfortable challenging business partners and make recommendations.
Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Demonstrate strong attention to detail.
Must have excellent verbal communication and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with individuals across all levels.
Ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative, team environment.
Commitment to quality and excellence, upholding the highest professional standards.
Effective presentation skills.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to provide meaningful analysis (toggles, project & deal scenarios).

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Executive Director, Clinical Development

Position Summary
The Executive or Senior Director, Clinical Development  will provide medical input to Global Program Teams (GPTs), serve as medical expert for the study team and medical monitor for phase 1-4 clinical trials. The E/D is typically responsible for 1 or more medium sized clinical development programs under the supervision of the VP Clinical Development TA Head.  In addition, she/he may also have responsibility for discrete, specific business development efforts (e.g., a due diligence on a specific target). This position offers substantial opportunities for scientific and commercial interactions and career advancement in the fast-moving area of rare disease.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

 *   Medical input to the Global Development Team / Subteam
 *   Medical Expert for clinical study team
 *   Protocol development from concept to final protocol
 *   Protocol execution including interaction with investigators, and contributing to data review, data analysis and clinical study report authoring
 *   Scientific interpretation of data from clinical studies
 *   May supervise other medical monitors on individual studies
 *   Strategic guidance to phase I/II/III development programs and oversight of global clinical trials/trial team (s) on assigned programs
 *   Working as part of a cross-functional team with colleagues representing, for example, biostatistics, data management, clinical pharmacology, commercial, regulatory and project management
 *   Presentation at academic congresses, investigator meetings and advisory meetings
 *   Development of medical content for regulatory document, and responses (including but not limited to NDAs/BLAs, sNDAs/SBLAs, briefing packages and common technical documents
 *   Providing medical/scientific input to evaluate potential business opportunities

Essential Qualifications

 *   MD or equivalent; Board Certification preferred
 *   5-10 years of clinical experience preferably within industry (minimum of 3 years of industry experience may be acceptable for outstanding candidates)
 *   Experience as a medical monitor for clinical trials required
 *   Regulatory experience preferred
 *   Publication in peer reviewed journals
 *   Excellent written / oral communication skills
 *   Attention to detail and ability to think strategically
 *   Willingness to take on new responsibilities
 *   Interest and ability to learn about new therapeutic areas
 *   Interest in career progression and ability to take on a more senior roles in 1-3 years

Preferred Qualifications

 *   Experience for medical responsibilities on a cross-functional team preferred
 *   Basic statistical knowledge preferred

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Sr. Vice President, Commercial (Offer Accepted)


Every immune system has a story to tell— the key is knowing how to listen. Our goal is to meaningfully improve people’s lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It’s a bold objective that we’re uniquely built to achieve.

At Adaptive, you’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally. No matter what your role is, you’ll find a diverse, team-driven, fun culture where your contributions truly count. 

Position Overview

Adaptive aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system to create clinical products to improve the way in which diseases are both diagnosed and treated. Specific to diagnostics, we have a robust clinical pipeline that leverages our partnership with Microsoft executed in 2017 to use machine learning to accelerate our ability to connect receptors and antigens at scale to enable our vision of creating a blood test, called immunoSEQ Dx, for the early and accurate detection of many diseases at the same time.  

Our path to commercialization starts with an initial focus on diseases for which there is a high unmet medical need and the antigens are well-understood. To begin with, we are focused on ovarian cancer in high-risk women as a test case for oncology, celiac disease as an example for autoimmune disorders, and lyme disease as a starting point for infectious diseases. We already have two early clinical signals from celiac and lyme disease. We expect to confirm at least one of these clinical signals and initiate a clinical validation study by the end of 2019, with a path towards submission to FDA for our first indication in 2020.  

At this stage, we are looking to build a commercial organization under this leader of immunoSEQ Dx to develop the markets for the initial selected indications as well as pave a path forward for the potential for immunoSEQ Dx to fulfill a novel paradigm of being “one test with many results.” We envision a future where this map will enable a doctor to get a clear picture of what a patient’s immune system is seeing from a single blood test, and we are seeking a bold, innovative, entrepreneurial, out of the box thinker to help us to make this vision a reality.  

The Senior Vice President, Diagnostics, immunoSEQ Dx is responsible for building and leading a team of colleagues, inclusive of Sales & Marketing and other key commercial functions, to launch immunoSEQ Dx in the initial indication(s) and to work with medical and regulatory to devise a path forward for a “one test with many results” medium to longer term product positioning.  

Specifically, this innovative and results-oriented leader will also design and implement a national reimbursement strategy for public and national/regional commercial payers, they will assess the market and develop an appropriate account-based brand strategy, they will lead the team that activates and develops accounts and that ultimately generates the pull-through revenues that will help Adaptive achieve and exceed its stated goals.  

The successful candidate will have a proven record of effectively collaborating with the payer community, establishing strategic contracts for innovative healthcare products and/or services, establishing clear objectives, aligning field resources with strategic opportunities, and developing incentive programs which drive teams to success. Hands-on leadership is essential to maintaining cross-functional collaboration and motivating the team to develop new programs and resources which will drive adoption of Adaptive’s diagnostic products.   

The SVP, immunoSEQ Dx, will sit on Adaptive’s executive leadership team and will report to the President.  


Responsibilities

  • Work with medical, regulatory, market access and commercial to formalize the go-to-market strategy for immunoSEQ Dx, inclusive of the initial indication set and preparing for the validation and roll out of the longer term product vision 
  • Integrate with and continue to develop the cross-functional alliance that has been built between Adaptive and Microsoft 
  • Ensure access to clinical samples and partners to expedite the creation of the antigen map 
  • In partnership with medical, institute key partnerships with integrated delivery networks, institutions, patient and payer organizations to develop and validate immunoSEQ Dx 
  • Develop network of key opinion leaders in each of the initial indications and more broadly with medical policy influencers to launch the product and grow it into “one test with many results” 
  • Provide commercial input to comp bio and software to guide data analyses 
  • Develop and implement payer strategies 
  • Develop the market, prepare for launch, and launch immunoSEQ Dx with top-notch team of sales professionals 
  • Lead and develop infrastructure to track, monitor and report on sales performance 
  • Collaborate closely across all functions to drive adoption and ensure effective customer management  

Requirements 

Skills, Abilities and Credentials 

  • At this stage, Adaptive is seeking a bold, innovative leader of teams who can productize one of the more promising data sets in history 
  • While familiarity with genomics and laboratory services will become necessary, we are open to meeting business leaders of varying backgrounds to identify the right leadership style and cultural fit  
  • Business travel is required for internal and external business meetings  

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, MBA or other related graduate-level degree is preferred  
  • Strategic understanding of how to forecast capability requirements, build future capabilities, optimize talent and drive development 
  • Experience identifying new customer and partnership opportunities, determining optimal relationship conditions/model (licensing, co-promotion, acquisition), and executing these relationships 
  • A demonstrated history of sales effective and leadership 

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Head of Case Management Pharmacovigilance

Job Summary:
This position oversees case processing activities, staffing, processes, procedures, and interdepartmental projects involving PV case processing. This position collaborates within CSPV, interdepartmental teams, global teams, and interacts with CROs, vendors, partners, and study teams on all aspects related to case processing. This level oversees the PV role contributing to local and global aggregate reports. This level manages case processing issues, escalating to senior management, as needed. This level participates in hiring, compensation and personnel management decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Case Processing: Oversees daily case processing staff assignments, activities, and projects. Interacts with vendors, CROs, and partners on a daily and as-needed basis. Escalates issues and develops resource strategy with senior management. Oversees CAPA implementation. Oversees metrics and management of staff administration including work schedules, rewards and discipline. Conducts mid-year and annual performance reviews of direct reports, contributes to compensation and hiring decisions.
  • Vendor Case Processing Oversight: Lead for PV CRO/vendor projects and ongoing management oversight. Monitors CRO/vendor reports (daily, weekly, monthly as required by project) to ensure quality completion of deliverables Responds to and manages escalated issues. Identifies and arranges for CRO/vendor training as needed. Works with Strategic Partner Management Lead to manage relationship with CROs and Vendors.
  • Case Processing Policies and Procedures: Reviews, approves, and provides input on SOPS, SOIs, process guides, PV Agreements. Participates in inspection preparation activities, internal / external audits and CAPA preparation.
  • PV Representative on Study Teams: PV contact for study teams as needed and oversees staff assignments on study teams. May attend multidisciplinary study team meetings and provide management oversight of initiatives and trouble shooting. Participates in Study Start up activities related to case processing as needed. Represents PV for review and comment on interdepartmental and CRO/vendor and partner projects.
  • Aggregate Reports: Participates in the preparation of routine and ad hoc Case Processing Compliance and Volume Reports. Oversees PV role in local and global aggregate reports and partner reporting requirements.
  • Case Processing Training: Reviews and approves case processing training materials.
  • Management Strategy and Goals: Develops PV goals, continued compliance and strategy for process improvement initiatives with senior management and PV management team.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, pharmacy, life sciences, health care or related field; 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of management experience in PV; 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance experience, including both investigational and marketed products; 
  • Extensive knowledge of AE and drug coding conventions (MedDRA, WHO-DD). 
  • Extensive knowledge of FDA regulations, clinical and safety databases, 
  • Familiarity with Good Clinical Procedures (GCP) and Good Pharmacovigilance Procedures (GVP)

Competencies 

  • Ensures high quality work is completed throughout the function and that internal and external expectations and timelines are met. 
  • Develops functional strategic plans, provides guidance on priorities within the function and leads implementation.
  • Expertly identifies issues independently, thoroughly understands cause of issues, recognizes functional impact, develops and implements solutions.
  • Expert scientific knowledge is used to provide leadership and to serve as subject matter expert throughout the function.
  • Routinely interfaces, collaborates, and negotiates with project and functional leaders to drive results and resolve complex issues.
  • Assists in driving timely management decisions, appropriately shifts functional timelines, resources and priorities to address regional needs.
  • Applies clinical trial knowledge to influence strategy and promote efficiency and compliance for assigned projects within the team and externally.

Sr. Director, Clinical Safety – NJ

This position spearheads the development and implementation of global and integrated project/product risk management strategies, including developing processes/procedures to identify and evaluate safety signals for products

Job Summary

Position independently and effectively leads SMTs at any stage of development and is recognized as the product safety expert for assigned products at any stage of development. This position spearheads the development and implementation of global and integrated project/product risk management strategies, including developing processes/procedures to identify and evaluate safety signals for products. This position soundly and thoroughly integrates safety data from all sources to perform safety assessments, and to determine the safety profile of assigned products. In doing so, this position interacts with internal and external stakeholders to globally vet and communicate safety issues and serves on the TR-PT/IPT. Finally, this position reviews and approves safety documents and works on complex safety problems with minimal managerial review, such as the approach to safety assessment and regulatory response for a novel and serious safety signal. 

Responsibilities

Safety Expert – Overall: Serves as the physician responsible for determining the safety profile and for leading SMTs for assigned products from development through LCM. Defines the risk component of the B/R assessment. Is the primary author for the RMP. Maintains expert knowledge of regulations and guidance related to safety reporting and safety surveillance.

Safety Expert – Signal Identification: Creates signal identification methods for global products with minimal managerial input. Mentors, trains, and supervises junior staff involved in signal identification efforts.

Safety Expert – Signal Evaluation: Creates the approach to signal evaluation for global products with minimal managerial input. Supervises junior staff during signal evaluation efforts. Integrates and evaluates data to deliver comprehensive conclusions.

Safety Expert – Risk Mitigation & Communication: Is critically involved in creating, proposing and implementing risk mitigation actions for global products. Gains internal and external buy-in. Globally communicates product safety information to all internal stakeholders and works closely with Public Affairs to formulate communication for external stakeholders.

Reports and Submissions: Provides comprehensive and integrated reviews of safety sections in documents containing safety information. First authors white papers involving safety. Provides medical review for US and EU periodic reports. Is the primary owner of the RMP.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Requires MD degree or equivalent
  • 5 years of relevant experience and board eligibility

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Bay Area Biotech – COO or CBO

Bay Area Biotech seeded through 2021 with full Gene Therapy development team is seeking a COO or CBO

Ideal candidate has deep scientific background, preferably a PhD and has helped scale biotech business through early iterations. Alternative is successful strategy/management consultant with operating experience ready to take on this amazing leadership role.

For a full discussion, please email tsharon@tseworldwide.com

CSO/Head of Discovery AutoImmune Rare Disease

Head of R&D – Rare Disease,  San Francisco or Redwood Shores, CA

Job Description

The Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) will lead our research programs from hypotheses to clinical trials. The CSO will lead all preclinical activities (discovery, development, etc.)

Responsibilities

Preclinical

  • Evaluate current therapeutic avenues under investigation  and conceive of additional options to pursue, then contribute to program selection
  • Establish clear expectations and priorities and drive key initiatives to completion
  • Guide preclinical R&D for multiple programs
    • Plan research activities so they enable Investigational New Drug (IND) submission
    • Work with internal members and outside contractors to prepare research protocols
    • Analyze and interpret data, then advise on follow-up studies
  • Oversee preparation and submission of patent applications

Clinical

  • Lead IND through NDA (New Drug Application) submission processes
  • Interact with regulatory authorities and advisors to facilitate safe and rapid translation of preclinical research to clinical trials
  • Design clinical research study protocols, including objectives, patient inclusion/exclusion criteria, dose selection, endpoints, sample size, and safety monitoring
  • Interpret results from clinical trials and guide future trials
  • Maintain knowledge of treatment landscapes including current treatment strategies, current and potential competitors, and new therapeutic developments

Requirements

  • MD, PharmD or PhD in the life sciences with at least 10 years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience in clinical drug development
  • Comprehensive understanding of the drug development process in all phases of testing
  • Strong scientific background, exemplified by publications and overall stature in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • History of leading teams from discovery to clinical stages
  • Extensive experience designing, running, and managing multiple pre-clinical programs simultaneously
  • Track record of successful IND submissions and experience interfacing with regulatory agencies
  • Significant experience in designing and carrying out clinical trials
  • Experience in drafting patent applications and moving them through to issuance
  • Ability to consider new information outside of his/her area of expertise
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

Not required, but desired

  • Experience in gene therapy, enzyme replacement therapy, or gene editing
  • Experience in developing treatments for rare diseases and/or neurodegeneration

Please email CV and Cover Letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Sr. Scientist-PK/PD

Boston, MA

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, and innovative Senior Scientist, specializing in pharmacokinetics and pharmacology to join our protein therapeutics/biologics discovery efforts. The candidate will work with a world-class, multidisciplinary team of drug discovery scientists to lead the in vitro and in vivo ADME, PK, PD and toxicokinetic efforts to support biologics drug discovery and development. Specifically, the candidate will design, manage, and execute in vitro and in vivo programs both in-house and at contract research organizations. The candidate will also be responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and modeling DMPK and PK/PD data. The candidate will contribute to scientific publications and regulatory submissions as required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, conduct, and manage in vitro, and in vivo experiments to evaluate the ADME and PK profiles as well as toxicokinetics and immunogenicity of developmental biologics candidates both in-house and at contract research organizations
  • Develop and execute assays for measuring drug concentration, target engagement, and pharmacodynamic effects in vitro and in vivo
  • Champion innovation and new initiatives in discovery programs by proactively reviewing literature and other advancements in disease area biology
  • Interpret and present research data and findings in internal and external scientific meetings and conferences
  • Contribute effectively to patents, reports, and publications of scientific findingsE

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, pharmacology, or a relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in pharmacokinetics and pharmacology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ADME, PK/PD, and bioanalytical development of protein therapeutics/biologics
  • Deep understanding of translational biology
  • Experience in bioanalytical techniques including assays for immunogenicity, in vitro and invivo toxicology, and histopathology preferred
  • Experience in assay development for target engagement and biomarker discovery preferred
  • Hands-on experience with LC-MS to analyze biological drug candidates preferred
  • Experience in contributing DMPK and pharmacology parts of regulatory submissionpreferred
  • Ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary team with excellent written and oralcommunication skills
  • Ability to multi-task to meet research and development goals
  • Drive to solve problems and ability to work independentlyCompensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Competitive health, dental and vision coverage provided, as well as 401K and other benefits.To learn more or submit your resume, contact us at jobs@tseworldwide.com

Director, Program Management

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Director, Program Management is the operational lead for a clinical stage program to ensure that program and corporate goals are met on time, within budget and with high-quality results.  Using solid program management knowledge and broad experience in drug development, the Associate Director, Program Management will partner with the relevant Medicines Lead to create development plans, but be directly responsible for the day-to-day, cross-functional execution of those plans.This role will support the Medicines Lead for Rare Disease.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supportive Leadership: Provides operational support and leadership and overall direction to cross-functional teams.
  • Planning, Documenting and Tracking: Facilitates achievement of strategic goals for a program by proactively planning tasks, documenting meeting outcomes including actions and decisions, and monitoring ongoing progress of deliverables.
  • Risk Identification, Mitigation and Communication: Scans workstreams to identify potential risks, develop mitigation plans and communicate these in a timely fashion to the cross-functional team and the Medicines Lead.
  • Budget Management:  Maintains spend levels in line with board-approved budget, supports contract request process from teams as needed.
  • Governance and Continuous Improvement: Ensures key recommendations flow through the Core Team, various Matrix Teams, and appropriate governance committees in the right order to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across functional areas and senior management. Identifies and analyzes problems, and recommends solutions to rest of Program Management as part of continuous improvement.
  • Communication: Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication of key issues and progress to the Medicines Lead, program team members, and other functions or governance committees as appropriate.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS/MS in life sciences required; Advanced degree (PhD, MBA) preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant program management experience in drug development managing clinical stage programs (Ph 1 – 3).  Other functional experience in drug development preferred (e.g. Clinical Operations, Regulatory Operations, Technical Operations, etc.).
  • Experience in marketing authorization submissions and approvals in Europe, U.S., Japan a plus.
  • Facility with tools and technology including MS Project/Powerpoint/Excel, SharePoint, teleconferencing platforms preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Able to work effectively in a cross-functional environment.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Works independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.
  • Able to resolve conflicts in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Constantly looks for ways to improve (processes, own behaviors)
  • Able to manage up and down.
  • Self-awareness.

TRAVEL 

  • The role for may require up to 25% travel, both domestic and international.

Vice President, Process Development; Cellular Assays

Position Overview:

The Vice President (VP) of Product Development will be responsible for state-of-the art cellular immunology laboratory process and product development requirements. This key role will lead the transition of T-cell receptor (TCR) discovery workflows from research and proof-of-concept to the next product development stage. The VP of Product Development is accountable for implementing end-to-end TCR screening and characterization workflows, assay validations and standardization. S/he will implement GLP-compliant processes, production-level controls, drive assay / method validations, maintain all necessary documentation, and evaluate workflow changes that could affect the production and control of a TCR product. The VP of Development will put in place strategies to scale cellular immunology laboratory and support the development of IND-ready products.  This key leadership role will support corporate-level Drug Discovery goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current cellular immunology and workflows, assays (e.g., TCR binding, cell killing and safety) and processes. 
  • Transition research-based workflows into product and process development under GLP conditions. 
  • Lead product development strategy and establish TCR product validation and development plans, including product characterization and safety evaluation. 
  • Maintain relevant requisite TCR screening and product controls plus validation data. 
  • Develop and maintain detailed reports containing TCR screening and characterization development methods. 
  • Lead efforts to inform the development of real-time, patient-specific TCR screening process for a future fully personalized TCR-based cellular therapy. 
  • Coordinate cross-functionally with R&D, Operations and leadership to provide timely product development needs that inform infrastructure or resource requirements.

Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences: PhD, MD, or MD / PhD. 
  • Strong background and experience in biologics process validation and product development. 
  • Experience in cellular immunology / biology is preferred. 
  • >7 years of experience leading product development. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of assay and product development requirements. 
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and leverage cross-functional resources. 
  • Ability to function autonomously and drive strategic decisions. 
  • Team leader with the ability to work and manage others. 
  • Ability to work effectively with senior-level stakeholders, internally and externally. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and good judgment. 
  • Independent strategic thinker with strong ability to solve complex problems. 
  • Excited about an early stage company environment and driven to make a difference.

Sr. Director/VP – Cell Therapy Discovery

Position Overview:

The Sr. Director of Cell Therapy Development will be responsible for establishing therapeutic product requirements and develop IND-enabling strategies for our Drug Discovery group. The Sr. Director of Cell Therapy Development will develop, plan and implement product requirements to inform clinical programs for T cell receptor based cell therapies plus any potential future drug modalities to be developed. S/he will establish product efficacy and safety specifications. In the near-term, this role will focus on informing robust TCR data packages for IND submissions and IND-enabling clinical trials.

This key role within R&D will guide the cellular therapy product development strategy and successfully enable us to achieve its Drug Discovery clinical development goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead IND-enabling strategy and establish TCR-based cellular therapy development plans. 
  • Inform clinical Target Product Profile (TPP) and develop IND-enabling TCR data packages. 
  • Support R&D efforts to ensure the creation of comprehensive product development plans. 
  • Support communications to fulfill regulatory authority requirements and address inquiries (e.g. Pre-IND meetings, IND questions and answers). 
  • Lead the development of product characterization; maintain relevant requisite product controls. 
  • Develop reports to support regulatory submissions/filings. 
  • Track and report any significant changes to the TCR discovery process / methods that may require amendments to regulatory materials or impact future manufacturing process and product development. 
  • Lead efforts to inform framework for real-time, patient-specific TCR screening, including immune monitoring during clinical trials. 
  • Provide timely product development requirements that inform new product/clinical needs. 
  • Write and implement development protocols, review and interpret data.

Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences: PhD, MD, or MD PhD. 
  • Strong background and experience in biologics product development. 
  • Experience in cellular immunology/biology and cellular therapy product development. 
  • >5 years of experience leading biologics product development. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of IND-enabling product requirements and product launch. 
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and leverage cross-functional resources. 
  • Ability to interact strategically with drug discovery partners to inform product requirements. 
  • Ability to function autonomously and drive strategic decisions. 
  • Team leader with the ability to work and manage others. 
  • Ability to work effectively with senior-level stakeholders, internally and externally. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and good judgment. 
  • Independent strategic thinker with strong ability to solve complex problems. 
  • Excited about an early stage company environment and driven to make a difference.

COO-CBO-CFO

I am working with select VC backed, post Series A biotechs on opportunities in Boston/Cambridge and the Bay Area. Opportunities for CBO, COO and CFO (or hybrid) and Investor Relations. Ideal backgrounds include M&A, Investment Banking, Equity Research and Sr Strategy Consulting. Please let me know If you are considering an operating role in 2020 and send message to tsharon@tseworldwide.com to set up a conversation

Chief Business Officer – Boston Biotech

Boston, MA

The Chief Business Officer, will provide leadership in the evaluation, development, implementation, and management of partnerships, collaborations, and/or acquisitions.  This key strategic role will lead a team of functional experts in science, clinical, program management, global marketing, legal and finance to evaluate opportunities, develop relationships with external parties, and ensure the corporate business development strategy is successful.    

 The individual in this role will be part of  our  Strategy and Business Development Group encompasses corporate strategy, business / corporate development and new product planning.  A critical component of the group is the Business Development function as the Company evaluates, plans and executes strategic business development opportunities including acquisitions, licensing agreements and partnerships.

To be fully successful at developing and implementing corporate strategy, this position requires a creative and analytical thinker who has previous experience with traditional corporate strategy initiatives.  In regards to Business Development, this position requires disease strategy, diligence, transaction and post-integration / alliance management experience.  This position offers the opportunity to help drive key decision-making activities within the Company.

Strategy:

Research, evaluate and recommend potential growth strategies through expansion into new therapeutic categories, markets and related businesses

 Lead analyses of pre-commercial and commercial opportunities (including epidemiology modeling and detailed revenue projections) related to corporate/business development initiatives

 Lead external innovation opportunities to expand commercial opportunity of both marketed and clinical programs

 Collaborate with Executive team and lead the development of a global strategic plan and collaborate with Finance team on the corporate long-range plan

 Collaborate with business partners on issue specific long-range strategic implications (for example, manufacturing strategy, pre-clinical target assessments, portfolio planning, etc.)

 Collaborate with internal stakeholders on identifying and incorporating innovative technologies 

 Work on CEO and Board-related strategy projects as needed

 Business Development

 Support in all business development activities and due diligence which includes valuation modeling, partner outreach, and managing technical and business due diligence processes

 Provide effective support on due diligence, transaction and post deal integration initiatives under the umbrella of business development

 Participate in the development of strategic partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, as well as platform technology and intellectual licensing opportunities

 QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

 Educational Requirements

 BS/BA required (MBA preferred)

 Professional Work Experience

 Minimum of 7 years of related experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry 

 Healthcare corporate strategy and transactional business development experience required

 Three plus years investment banking, strategic consulting, or related experience strongly preferred

 Deal / track record of successful identification, diligence and closing of opportunities 

 Rare disease experience strongly preferred

 Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects in a cross-functional environment with good understanding of project management process

 Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership, with strong abilities in relationship management

 Demonstrated competency in conflict management, influence and negotiation skills

 Self-motivated, energetic individual who is dedicated to serving the needs of the rare and orphan disease community

 Strong customer focus with the ability to adapt to internal client needs and expectations

 Strong ability to influence outcomes without direct authority and ability to hold oneself and others accountable for commitments

 Highly organized and detail oriented with excellent follow-up abilities

 Strong familiarity with preclinical science, drug development and lifecyclmanagement of pharmaceuticals

 Ability to create and deliver effective presentations to working teams and senior management 

 Ability to create complex excel-based forecasts, NPV models and returns analyses

 Strong communicator and presenter, with the ability to persuade others and foster open communication across internal and external groups

***Interested candidates should email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com for consideration

Director, Global Marketing, -Neuromuscular

Director, Global Marketing, -Neuromuscular (Location Open)

We are recruiting for the position of Director, Global Marketing, Neuromuscular who will be responsible for the development and execution of Global marketing strategies and tactics for our portfolio.

Reporting to the Therapeutic Area Lead, the Director will be in a critical position working cross functional teams, regional, country and corporate leadership and to advance care in the rare disease community and drive commercial success.

The Director, Global Marketing ensures adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate.

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPrimary duties/responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development and execution of the Global strategic and tactical plan
  • Ensures strategic alignment between the Global strategic and tactical plan with the regions and countries
  • Develops the Global communication platform including key elements of positioning, messaging, value proposition, creative campaign, and promotional pieces
  • Creates and implements global educational initiatives (e.g. symposia, speaker’s bureau, stand-alone events) to raise disease awareness, increase patient identification, and drive belief in Translarna and Emflaza
  • Plans and executes HCP and patient market research and advisory board meetings to gain actionable market and customer insights
  • Works cross functionally to identify and partner with global KOLs
  • Understands the challenges and growth opportunities in the rare disease community and translating these into marketing initiatives
  • Plans and executes global congress activities
  • Manages external agencies to ensure execution of marketing programs aligned with brand strategy objectives
  • Ensures timely and efficient review of promotional materials and complying fully with all legal, regulatory, ethical, and company guidelines
  • Works with stakeholder partners in Medical Affairs, Marketing, Market Access, regional and country leadership, Distribution and Finance to optimize commercial success for the near term and future product launches
  • Leads a culture of compliance, integrity and transparency
  • Manages the operating budget(s) and initiating corrective measures as appropriate
  • Performs other tasks and assignments as needed and specified by management

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIREDMinimum level of education and years of relevant work experience.

  • 7 + years of experience in Global Marketing or other relevant functions
  • Launching and managing products globally in complex rare disease markets
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; Master in Science or MBA preferred

Special knowledge or skills needed and/or licenses or certificates required.

  • Demonstrated track record of success supporting the marketing and commercialization of an orphan, rare disease and/or specialized drug(s) that requires the development and execution of unique sales and marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing long term and annual marketing plans.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects. 
  • Ability to anticipate issues and respond quickly, flexibly and creatively to solve problems and address commercial market challenges
  • Hands-on experience in collaborating and working with patient organizations.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and skills.
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written).

to apply please send resume and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Head of Developmental Sciences – San Diego

The Developmental Sciences Department is dedicated to strategies that bridge preclinical research and clinical development. Reporting to the CMO, this position will lead a team of scientists and/or physicians in defining and implementing translational initiatives. The incumbent will work cross-functionally to establish and implement research collaborations with other functional areas within the Company including clinical pharmacology, predictive biomarkers, pharmacodynamic biomarkers, and pharmacovigilance. This work will impact project level decision making and will require effective communications across a broad range of constituencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Team members and key partner functions (including Regulatory, Commercial, Nonclinical Development, etc.) to define biomarker strategies
  • Oversee the discovery and development of development and provide guidance to potential partners for co-development of companion diagnostics 
  • Collaborate with colleagues in research and other departments to advance internal research and early development projects 
  • Manage, mentor, advise and foster the career development of a diverse group of development sciences team professionals
  • Contribute to the Translational Medicine Team’s mission to understand the mechanism(s) of action 
  • Provide Translational Medicine support to partner functions; this may include providing input into clinical protocols, informed consents, sample collection manuals, investigator brochures and regulatory documents; helping to resolve biomarker-related questions from regulatory agencies; reviewing and interpreting clinical study outcomes, and overseeing the presentation of relevant results in clinical study reports and other study documents 
  • Maintain a strong understanding and awareness of emerging medical and diagnostic developments 
  • Develop models, both preclinical and clinical, to ensure robust decision making on developability of drug molecules in various therapeutic areas of interest
  • Design proof of concept studies and full development for various therapeutic area programs
  • Contribute to and review the clinical section of documents including, but not limited to, Protocols, the Investigator Brochure (IB), Case Report Forms (CRFs), Annual IND Safety Updates/EU Annual Reports, Clinical Study Reports, patient narratives, and submission related documents such as the Clinical Summary of Efficacy and Safety and the Clinical Overview

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of an M.D. or Ph.D. with at least 10 years drug development experience in a biopharmaceutical environment 
  • Demonstrated experience in development, implementation and execution of clinical development strategies for novel drug candidates, from preclinical development through clinical proof-of-concept 
  • Successful track record with biomarkers in the clinical space including development and implementation of biomarker strategies required 
  • Hands-on experience establishing clinical, molecular and cellular diagnostics 
  • Working knowledge of GCP and FDA regulations 
  • Advanced knowledge of immune-oncology and emerging therapies in oncology. 
  • Detail-oriented with the drive and ability to prioritize workload with limited supervision 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function in a team environment 
  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills 
  • Phase 3 clinical development experience desired

to apply please send resume and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Director, Program Management –NJ

Director, Program Management – Gene Therapy

Summary of Position

The Director, Program Management will support preclinical and/or clinical programs. The Director will be responsible for driving strategy and cross-functional execution on key program work streams, as well as for managing overall program timelines and budgets to support achievement of relevant corporate and program milestones. This role will contribute to the development plan and budget for the franchise.  In addition to these preclinical/clinical program responsibilities, the Director, Manager of Program Management will help support the Head of R&D Program Management with other initiatives as needed, and will contribute to strategic projects across the R&D program portfolio such as portfolio planning, due diligence, and long-term planning.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Head of R&D Program Management and Discovery area leaders to manage development and execution of overall global strategy for the preclinical programs
  • Contributing to timely execution of program activities including anticipating and identifying project risks, mitigations and contingencies, and supporting timely action plans and issue resolution
  • Ensuring effective communication to align program activities with corporate strategy, and ensure effective program execution
  • Partnering with functional team members to monitor program spend against budget, and to develop project scenarios for decision making
  • Using key project management tools to enhance project and program delivery and information dissemination to the team and key stakeholders
  • Ensuring effective program team meetings, logistics and documentation
  • Contributing to development and review of corporate communications
  • Supporting other initiatives as needed
  • Contributing to strategic projects across the R&D program portfolio such as portfolio planning, due diligence, and long-term planning.

Qualifications and Background Requirements

  • A degree in the life sciences is desirable
  • An advanced degree in the life sciences, MBA or management consulting experience is desirable
  • Formal training in program/project management (e.g. PMP certification) is a plus
  • 6+ years of development experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry (with drug substance/drug product manufacture, preclinical, analytical, quality, clinical, and/or regulatory), of which 3+ years in program management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration
  • Solid organizational skills including high attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong business acumen
  • Previous project management experience
  • In-depth experience with project management tools

Please email resume & cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Clinical Study Manager – NYC

Summary:

This position reports to the Director of Clinical Operations (or above). The right candidate will possess an understanding of Clinical Operations for successful execution of multiple clinical trials primarily in oncology and hematology indications in various phases of development.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of this position involve the day to day management and oversight of clinical trials in collaboration with a dynamic Clinical Development team.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Independent management of the operational aspects of our clinical trials, including vendors such as CROs, central labs, biomarker and specialty laboratories, and clinical trial sites.
  • Identification and qualification of clinical trial sites and investigators alongside CRO including management of key relationships.
  • Participation in final decisions for site selection with executive team.
  • Participation in the day to day supervision of clinical trial execution, with a focus on site start up, patient enrollment, monitoring, compliance, and data flow metrics from the clinical sites, CROs and central labs
  • Management of clinical study budgets and execution timelines.
  • Leads internal team meetings for study management.
  • Facilitation of investigator meetings, kick-off meetings, monitoring training, and various CRO (or other vendor) meetings.
  • Participation in the development of clinical trial protocols, amendments, CRFs, IRB/Ethics applications, and recruitment materials.
  • Attendance at site visits to ensure oversight of CRO monitors and effective collaboration with Investigators and site staff.
  • Review study reports and metrics to ensure timely collection of clinical data, samples, and lab results.
  • Collaboration on SOP development and promotion of standardized clinical business tools.
  • Development and review of specific study documents e.g. informed consent forms, study guidelines, operations manuals, training materials.
  • Development of action plans to address protocol compliance, safety, data and administrative issues with investigational sites and CROs.
  • Participation in the preparation of presentations of trial data for internal and external parties (management review, scientific meetings, and advisory boards).

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required. Advanced scientific degree is preferred.
  • The candidate should ideally have 4-6+ years in trial management with a sponsor company managing various phase clinical trials.
  • Experience in various phases of clinical trials and various therapeutic areas, including oncology, would be helpful.
  • Experience in CRO, vendor and laboratory oversight is required.
  • Motivated self-starter who is capable of flourishing in a fast-paced small company environment.
  • Creative problem solver with excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed, with a high degree of attention to detail. Ability to interact well with individuals at all team levels (e.g., Clinical scientist, Project leader, Physician, etc.).
  • Ability to travel for up to 30% of time, both domestic and international, may be needed.
  • Detailed knowledge of GCP and current US FDA regulations, and knowledge of other relevant global regulatory requirements a plus.

to apply for this position, please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com

VP or Senior/Director of Clinical Development – NYC

The Senior/Director of Clinical Development will report to the CMO and join our newly created development team in our new offices in Midtown Manhattan.  The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to develop our clinical trial strategy, design and execution from phase 1 to phase 3 for multiple assets in Solid and Hematological malignancies.  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Chief Medical Officer to provide leadership and medical/clinical input for our programs, protocols in development and clinical trial design
  • Serve as Medical Lead for multiple assets and prioritize trials
  • Lead Medical Monitor on trials for products in development in Solid and Hematological malignancies
  • Participate and work with team members to prepare and review regulatory documents and submissions (IND and NDA)
  • Identify and build relationships with KOLs and Clinical Investigators 

Qualifications

  • MD, DO or Equivalent 
  • Board Certification or Eligibility  in Hematology / Oncology strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years Clinical Development, Drug Development experience in Pharma or Biotech
  • Demonstrated expertise in Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and handle lean environments 

to apply please send CV and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Head of Clinical Development – NYC

The Head of Clinical Development will report to the CMO and join our newly created development team in our new offices in Midtown Manhattan.  The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to develop our clinical trial strategy, design and execution from phase 1 to phase 3 for multiple assets in Solid and Hematological malignancies.  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Chief Medical Officer to provide leadership and medical/clinical input for our programs, protocols in development and clinical trial design
  • Serve as Medical Lead for multiple assets and prioritize trials
  • Lead Medical Monitor on trials for products in development in Solid and Hematological malignancies
  • Participate and work with team members to prepare and review regulatory documents and submissions (IND and NDA)
  • Identify and build relationships with KOLs and Clinical Investigators 

Qualifications

  • MD, DO or Equivalent 
  • Board Certification or Eligibility  in Hematology / Oncology strongly preferred
  • Minimum 7 years Clinical Development, Drug Development experience in Pharma or Biotech
  • Demonstrated expertise in Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and handle lean environments 

to apply please email CV and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Associate Director, Program Management – Gene Therapy

Associate Director, Program Management – Gene Therapy

Summary of Position

The Associate Director, Program Management will support preclinical and/or clinical programs. The Associate Director will be responsible for driving strategy and cross-functional execution on key program work streams, as well as for managing overall program timelines and budgets to support achievement of relevant corporate and program milestones. This role will contribute to the development plan and budget for the franchise.  In addition to these preclinical/clinical program responsibilities, the Associate Director, Manager of Program Management will help support the Head of R&D Program Management with other initiatives as needed, and will contribute to strategic projects across the R&D program portfolio such as portfolio planning, due diligence, and long-term planning.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Head of R&D Program Management and Discovery area leaders to manage development and execution of overall global strategy for the preclinical programs
  • Contributing to timely execution of program activities including anticipating and identifying project risks, mitigations and contingencies, and supporting timely action plans and issue resolution
  • Ensuring effective communication to align program activities with corporate strategy, and ensure effective program execution
  • Partnering with functional team members to monitor program spend against budget, and to develop project scenarios for decision making
  • Using key project management tools to enhance project and program delivery and information dissemination to the team and key stakeholders
  • Ensuring effective program team meetings, logistics and documentation
  • Contributing to development and review of corporate communications
  • Supporting other initiatives as needed
  • Contributing to strategic projects across the R&D program portfolio such as portfolio planning, due diligence, and long-term planning.

Qualifications and Background Requirements

  • A degree in the life sciences is desirable
  • An advanced degree in the life sciences, MBA or management consulting experience is desirable
  • Formal training in program/project management (e.g. PMP certification) is a plus
  • 6+ years of development experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry (with drug substance/drug product manufacture, preclinical, analytical, quality, clinical, and/or regulatory), of which 3+ years in program management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration
  • Solid organizational skills including high attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong business acumen
  • Previous project management experience
  • In-depth experience with project management tools

Please email resume & cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Exec Dir/Sr/Director, Oncology Clinical Development

NYC based Biotech with innovative chemistry program to develop novel, best in class therapeutics to fight solid and hematological malignancies

MD degree or foreign equivalent with board
certification/specialization in Hematology and/or Oncology preferred

Experience managing oncology trials

At least 3 years (more for senior title) of relevant drug development
experience, either within industry or as a clinical investigator/physician
scientist in academia, or equivalent experience

Proven clinical development strategist with experience designing,
implementing and conducting clinical trials

Knowledge of carrying out hematology/oncology clinical trials, including knowledge of hematology/oncology treatment options

Ability and desire to work in lean, fast-paced biotech with a flat structure



Director, Clin Ops, NYC Biotech

Innovative clinical-stage biotech with multiple assets and a unique platform is looking for a Director of Clinical Operations to provide strategic vision and direction as the business grows. As a leader in the company, you will be responsible for growing the team, and setting the standards for the strategy and processes required for successful life cycle management across the therapeutic portfolio.

Armed with an incredibly strong pipeline, we are now looking for a new Director, Clinical Operations to drive the team forward in this period of growth.

Responsibilities and Job Duties

  • Defining the Clinical Operations strategy, clinical trial execution, timelines, resource planning, budget forecasting and study management
  • Managing a Clinical Operations team focused on all aspects of clinical trial management including administrative, budgetary, resource, and performance management responsibilities
  • Providing leadership within the Clinical Operations department, acting as a point of escalation and supports cross-functional issue resolution, as required
  • Leading cross-functional teams whose mission is to deliver high quality and timely execution of clinical development plans including the setup, conduct and reporting of clinical trials
  • Provides strategic, tactical and operational input to Product Development Teams to ensure appropriate planning and to drive better decision making
  • Partnering with Clinical Operations Outsourcing team to oversee and coordinate all budgetary activities for assigned programs including project budget creation, forecasting, accruals reporting and invoice approval and to oversee and coordinate all budget-related activities for vendors and clinical trial sites.
  • Engaging key stakeholders to ensure expectations their expectations of clinical operations are being met or exceeded and responds. Addresses concerns proactively, makes recommendations where necessary and brings to resolution
  • Ensuring that clinical operations processes, systems and tools are standardized and being utilized, and adequately meet the needs of staff and stakeholders
  • Maintaining awareness of overall developments and benchmarks in Clinical Operations and shares best practices with leadership team to drive change and improvement
  • Collaborating with Human Resources to identify talent, recruit, train and develop, and retain team members to provide the highest level of performance and accountability.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in health care, life sciences, or related discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience within a clinical operations team in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful experience managing people and vendors
  • Several years of experience managing Phase I, II and Phase III clinical studies in immune-oncology
  • Thorough understanding of the processes associated with executing a clinical development program including: clinical trial design, implementation, management and reporting
  • Advanced leadership, project management, resource management, administrative and technical capabilities
  • Advanced knowledge of Oncology clinical trial design, implementation and management
  • Understanding of Oncology therapies and practice as it relates to clinical trial design

Want to apply or find out more? Email jobs@tseworldwide.com

Executive Director, Rare Disease Product Development

Executive Director, Product Development, Bay Area

Product Development is responsible for corporate and R&D governance, business operating model (core teams and sub-teams) and portfolio strategy. Product Development integrates overall product strategy and ensures planning and timely execution to inform decision making and development of therapies .

Role:

Product champion and leads a team of core functional leaders that together help develop product strategy and planning for clinical and/or marketed products. You will be the primary liaison between team/sub-teams and executive management and has overall accountability to executive management (CEO and CEO leadership team) for the integrated product strategy. In collaboration with core team (CT) members, ensures progress and execution against plans and as the leader of the CT is the primary contact for internal stakeholders. As a senior leader in the core team leader group, is a role model, mentors peers and contributes to key core team processes and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Strategy
Lead the CT in the generation of a Target Product Profile and the cross-functional compound development and lifecycle strategy taking into account global considerations
Lead CT and develop forward looking integrated stage based product development plans that are aligned with program strategy and ensures assumptions and drivers are aligned with plans to inform financial planning
Lead efforts in partnership with line functions to optimize value of the compound throughout its lifecycle.
Ensure potential risks are identified and contingency planning with a solutions focused mindset.
Team Effectiveness
Ensure cross functional partnerships and resources are leveraged effectively, and with accountability, to achieve program objectives.
Drive collaboration and transparency across all functions on the CT and challenge team members to be broad and inclusive in their strategy planning.  
Resolve conflicts at the Core Team, provide and receive feedback to develop and maintain a high performing team and if necessary escalate team member performance related issues to functional management
Governance and Approvals
Ensure that team recommendations are brought to appropriate governance for management buy-in and decisions
Ensure alignment of program strategy/plan/execution with management expectations & priorities
Lead CT in the development of scenarios and recommendations and present CT position for decision making at various governance bodies. Leverage SMEs for expertise and have SMEs present on topics pertaining to their areas
Communication
Single point of contact on program for executive and functional management
Ensures communication of rationale and context for decisions made to team
Leads team in developing a comprehensive internal and external communication plan with team input for important program milestones, key data, etc.
Reviews and agrees to publication plan, reviews publication concepts, presentations and manuscripts
Primary source for information as needed for external communications (press releases, investor related, etc.)
Reviews health authority related documents and ensures consistency with strategic objectives for the program
In partnership with Project Management Lead, CTL ensures
Timely progress and execution against strategy and plans
Timely and aligned input into drivers for LRP and Budget process
Requirements

Education:

The successful candidate will ideally have an advanced degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.); M.B.A. is a plus.

Experience:

15+ years (Executive Director) or 12+ years (Senior Director) experience in the biotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry. Ideally, the individual will have experience in drug development across several therapeutic areas and across the spectrum of drug development and life cycle management.
Experience as a leader of product or compound strategy teams or sub-teams. Experience leading a core/cross functional strategy team for an investigational therapy through development is preferred.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong leadership ability and professional credibility to influence a highly intelligent and sophisticated audience of colleagues, partners, and external constituents.
This individual must be a self-starter and possess excellent leadership, influencing and communication skills, as they will be applied at all levels, including at the core team, interactions with the executive team, and presentations to high-level internal and external audiences

Head of Regulatory – Gene Therapy -NJ/Boston/San Francisco

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer the successful candidate will:

  • Act as the regulatory lead on specific program(s) and represent the regulatory function on related cross-functional program teams
  • Participate in definition and implement regulatory strategy for path to approval
  • Plan, prepare, and review submissions to regulatory authorities (including FDA, EMA and other national authorities) to support the conduct of clinical trials and approval of marketing applications (IND, CTA, BLA, MAA)
  • Lead regulatory activities for assigned projects in line with US, European, ICH, and other applicable requirements to ensure compliance
  • Manage the regulatory aspects of products and projects including achievement of timelines and deliverables
  • Ensure that regulatory documents are accurate, complete and verifiable, and confirm compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Be the primary liaison with regulatory authorities for the specific programs he/she is leading
  • Prepare meeting requests, briefing documents, coordinate and prepare teams for meetings, and interface with regulatory authorities
  • Coordinate and prepare responses to questions, requests for information from regulatory authorities
  • Monitor, analyze, and disseminate intelligence on regulatory matters that may affect ongoing development programs
  • Train and mentor other regulatory affairs personnel
  • Other activities as may be assigned

To apply please email resume and cover letter jobs@tseworldwide.com

SVP Business Development and Operations

SVP Business Development and Operations – Bay Area

Description The incumbent develops and executes strategies to identify, assess, and pursue new business opportunities that significantly enhance the value of the Rare Disease and Oncology business. Translates unmet customer and market needs to unique and innovative new business opportunities. Directs the development of business cases for new opportunities, including ensuring that all ideas and opportunities are prioritized, vetted and validated. Partners with CEO to gain approval and buy in for new business opportunities and alliances. Responsible for coordinating due diligence efforts, developing negotiation strategy, and leading negotiation discussions. Execute contracts, closes deals, and develops integration plans. Other Responsibilities include: Strategy – Market / Product / Technology Assessment and Prioritization Work to develop Business Development strategy which supports strategic plan of the business Identify, evaluate, and recommend business development opportunities to CEO and Board by building a strong business case and rationale Create and maintain a proper size of pipeline deal opportunities with management alignment on their priorities Remain abreast of market trends, dynamics and engages the organization to continually stay ahead of competition Leadership: Lead and coordinate due diligence process, work with core team and extended team members from different functions, markets, and region and corporate Oversee the financial modeling process for opportunities including development of P&L’s , CNDP, NPV’s and IRR’s Manage internal deal teams to meet partner deadlines, to insure appropriate input from all functional groups, including corporate functions (tax, treasury, M&A finance, insurance, quality, supply chain, regulatory, human resources, environmental, corporate affair, investor relations, legal etc) Develop deal structure and negotiation strategy Lead the process for obtaining management approval to execute negotiated contracts Establishes clear expectations, sets priorities, focuses resources, delegates effectively, and continuously communicates progress to senior management. External Relationship Management Build and maintain industry contacts with key Business Development executives Leverage existing key contacts to generate leads and continuously foster new opportunities Represent to prospective external partners Deal Negotiations: Simplify complex situations, make sound judgments, and be accountable for outcomes. Interact and influence all levels within the organization; high level of collaboration and influencing skills. Develop and negotiate term sheets and contracts with external partners Lead negotiation process to achieve key business objectives and terms Other: Coach, develop and assess subordinates utilizing key HR processes to include Performance Management and Succession Planning. Focuses on developing individuals as well as building a high performance team Qualifications A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree strongly preferred. A minimum of 12 years business experience with at least 5 of those years in M&A is required. Broad and deep business acumen, adept with complexity, superior analytical skills is also required. Experience working in a decentralized and global enterprise-wide business model successfully is highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to influence at various levels (internally and externally) – Project Team management experience – Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously is required. Visionary leadership, preferably demonstrated in different business environments and models is also required. Experience developing strong, diverse teams and differentiates performance and delivering feedback effectively is a must. The candidate must also display use of different leadership styles (collaborative, authoritative, coaching, etc.) and uses these styles appropriately to build the necessary bridges and get things done is needed. Must be viewed as an experienced, objective, executive, who provides recommendations in a transparent and balanced manner.

please send resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com

Director, Worldwide Commercial Strategy

Location: NJ

Description

The Director, Worldwide Commercial Strategy is responsible for ensuring the delivery of critical short- and mid-term strategic initiatives for the Commercial organization. The position plays a central role in the delivery of Commercial business priorities, the evolution of the Commercial organization and capabilities, and the effectiveness of interfaces with key functions (eg, R&D, GPS, BI&A Enabling Functions). This role will require strong partnership with the Commercial Leadership Team (CLT).

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads critical strategic initiatives for the Commercial organization
  • Support the evolution of interface between key functions in Commercial and between Commercial and other functions (e.g., R&D)
  • Drive preparation for key senior management reviews and presentations
  • Interface with the various Leadership Teams and across the matrix to ensure appropriate understanding of all key initiatives and organizational priorities.

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years combined experience in Marketing, Sales, Access, Medical and Ops
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills: effectively structures business problems; leverages data (qualitative and quantitative) to identify insights and inform recommendations; leverages key matrix partners (i.e., BI&A)
  • Focus on execution and value delivery: strong track record of execution/ implementation across matrix teams; simplifies unnecessary complexity to get to action and value
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – especially executive level communications
  • Demonstrates success in driving optimal business objectives in a complex matrix organization required
  • Ability to work on multiple major strategic initiatives and influence senior executives
  • In-depth experience in US, other key markets and/or WW Commercial strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize work with autonomy and drive results under pressure
  • BA/BS required. MBA, PharmD, or other graduate experience strongly preferred

Chief Medical Officer – Oncology; CT

Chief Medical Officer will be responsible for all clinical development and regulatory strategy and execution and will be tasked with advancing novel medicines through clinical trials.

The Chief Medical Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be part of the Executive Leadership team.

Additional responsibilities required include:

  • Drive strategy and execution of clinical and regulatory development activities from pre-IND through clinical development
  • Directly supervise clinical operations, clinical research, data management and analysis, regulatory and medical affairs, and support related hiring strategy and decisions
  • Supervise development of patient registry and / or natural history studies 
  • Manage the analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical trial data and results 
  • Work with internal and external parties to develop target product profiles and translate these product profiles into clinical development
  • Provide strategic input supporting prioritization of preclinical programs, in collaboration with Chief Science Officer
  • Collaborate with Chief Science Officer to move discovery / preclinical product candidates into clinical investigations / development
  • Help establish Company culture in a manner consistent with the company’s values
  • Communicate on behalf of the Company with key opinion leaders and patient communities at conferences and other external events, and also with investors, in a manner supportive of the Company’s objectives
  • Represent the Company with regulatory and legislative agencies 
  • Develop and manage clinical and regulatory budget

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • MD / PhD 
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in all aspects of designing and executing clinical trials, including early clinical / translational development and mid to late stage clinical development and execution 
  • Experience in managing clinical operations, regulatory affairs and medical affairs groups

Knowledge and abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of rare disease clinical trial design and analysis
  • Deep scientific, technical, and regulatory understanding of drug development
  • Budget management and project management experience
  • Team player with executive demeanor, strong judgement, and decision-making capabilities
  • Outstanding management, interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated individual who can accommodate the demands of a rapidly growing biotechnology company

Additional information

  • Position is located in Boston, Massachusetts and will require up to 25% travel 

Applicants should send CV and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com

VP; Pharmacovigilance

The VP Pharmacovigilance will build and lead the Pharmacovigilance group, provide hands-on medical monitoring, and strategic leadership for assigned investigational and marketed products. This individual will oversee the operational infrastructure required to oversee all aspects of adverse event collection, processing and reporting from clinical trials, post marketing and other sources, as applicable. This critical role provides strategic guidance to other functions (such as Data Management, Biometrics, Clinical Operations, Clinical Development) involved in adverse event collection and safety management throughout the lifecycle of therapies. The role will be based in the Bay Areaand will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer. 
Key Responsibilities

  • Leads and directs all aspects of pharmacovigilance activities for assigned investigational and marketed products 
  • Responsible for developing, executing and maintaining risk management strategy for assigned products 
  • Authors, reviews and provides input for drug-safety related regulatory reports and clinical study documents including periodic aggregate reports, case series analyses, regulatory submission documents 
  • Contributes to the development of internal processes including SOPs, Guidelines and Work Instructions 
  • Acts as medical and scientific subject matter expert for the pharmacovigilance capabilities build of a growing function within the Company 
  • Leads the labeling activities for the safety sections of the assigned product/indication 
  • Leads the creation of responses to safety questions from Regulatory Agencies for the assigned products/projects, and reviews and/or contributes to responses for safety questions for non-assigned products/projects 
  • Contributes to the Safety Medical Teams for meetings associated with assigned products/indications 
  • Designated Subject Matter Expert for medical questions related to processing ICSRs in partner audits and regulatory inspections 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • MD (or equivalent) 
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in medical drug safety in the pharmaceutical industry and demonstrated results in managing the multiple facets of clinical safety and pharmacovigilance 
  • Substantial knowledge and experience with drug safety medical assessments in clinical trials and post market 
  • Experience in developing risk management strategies and writing risk management plans 
  • Experience and extensive working knowledge with Drug Safety Databases, data analysis tools, and document management systems 
  • Understanding of how global drug safety related regulations are applied 
  • Experience in leading cross functional drug safety team and cross-departmental interactions with clinical development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, and commercial groups 
  • Excellent knowledge of drug development process 
  • Strong leadership and oral/written communication skills 
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time domestically and internationally 

Want to apply? Please send your resume to Michael Tal Sharon

jobs@tseworldwide.com

Gene Therapy – Leadership Opportunities

TSE is pleased to announce a partnership with several early stage (pre-IPO) but well funded companies in the AAV Gene Therapy space in Boston and Cambridge, MA, NYC, Philadelphia and San Francisco

Open positions will be created and posted soon but will include:

  • CSO
  • S/VP Head of Translational Biology
  • CMO
  • Head of Clinical Development
  • Director, Clinical Operations and Program Management

We’re very excited to be able to collaborate with these companies working to advance potential life saving treatments across many Rare Diseases

Please stay tuned for updates here and on LinkedIn

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Successful Oncology Placements

We have been fortunate to work closely with a global biopharma to help build their commercial strategy team.  We are fortunate to work with companies making a meaningful difference in the fight to end cancer.  This company is building their global strategy as they move Immuno-Oncology therapies to market.

Contact us jobs@tseworldwide.com to help build your team!

Successful placements with global pharmaceutical company

  • Director, Clinical Development – Immunotherapies

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  • Director; Worldwide Oncology Commercial Strategy           

https://wp-k1hwq7y3c2.pairsite.com/director-worldwide-oncology-commercial-strategy/

  • Director; Business Development & Clinical Collaborations             

https://wp-k1hwq7y3c2.pairsite.com/director-business-development-clinical-collaborations-oncology-commercialization/

  • Director; Worldwide Strategic Analytics and Budgeting

https://wp-k1hwq7y3c2.pairsite.com/director-io-analytics/

A/D Strategic Planning – Bay Area

The Strategic Planning & Project Management Group’s (SPPM) primary objective is to achieve and maintain sustainable growth by maximizing value and prioritizing resources across the portfolio. The Associate Director, Strategic Planning will play a critical role in driving success by contributing to this objective. He/she will be integral to executing on algorithm and approach to balancing opportunity and risk across therapeutic areas, including building and assessing business cases (e.g., new indications, new geographies) within the portfolio. This person will be in a key position to “connect the dots” across groups, functions, and therapeutic areas to optimize strategic decisions and execution. He/she will interface often with the Senior Management Team and is expected to communicate in a clear and data-driven manner, from written communication to live presentations. This person will be based in Palo Alto and report to the VP, Strategic Planning & Project Management group.

Key Responsibilities

• Collaborate across functions to develop business cases (e.g., new indications, new molecules, new geographies) for new opportunities

o Evaluatebusinesscaseswithinportfoliocontexttoprioritizeandre-prioritizeopportunities across the company

o Ensure company resources (people, investment, time, energy) are aligned with prioritized opportunities

  • Collaborate with Groups within the Senior Management Team (e.g., Endocrinology Rare Disease Group) to strengthen cross-company view, decision-making processes, and communication; set agendas, as well as communicate decisions, action items, and minutes to Groups’ relevant stakeholders
  • Develop agendas and materials, and drive execution for key internal and external milestone meetings (e.g., board materials, Corporate Monthly Reports)
  • Monitor, analyze, and disseminate competitive intelligence (including press releases, SEC filings, company websites, conference communications)
  • Stay current on key publications (e.g., scientific literature, analyst reports, regulatory landscape changes) and share findings with key stakeholders
  • Engage with and support Project Directors in their efforts to drive projects’ strategic decisions, timelines, and budgets
  • Support business development efforts to bolster sustainable growth across therapeutic areas, including new technologies, licensing partners, geographic partners
  • Lead special projects
  • Lead/contribute to operational initiatives, as needed – examples could include:

o Scenario planning and forecasting use of drug supply
o Acting as point of contact for external partners (licensing partners) o Contributingtobrandnaming

• Establish processes, structures, and templates to support growth (e.g., business case templates, out-of-budget requests, subscriptions tracker)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Life Sciences
  • MBA or advanced degree in Life Sciences (or related field) preferred
  • At least three years relevant experience
  •  Experience in biotech/pharma, i.e., pharmaceutical R&D drug development knowledge and familiarity with key biotech/pharma functions and processes, strongly preferred
  •  Excellent analytical skills and ability to provide strategic insight and problem solve, quantifying options, tradeoffs, budget, and resources needed – Top-tier consulting and/or investment banking background strongly preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (including cultural sensitivity) and communication skills (including presentations, written communications)
  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to lead colleagues across line organizations outside of reporting relationships
  • Driven by curiosity and strong interest in learning; willing to “dig into the science”; dedicated to becoming an expert on the therapeutic areas, technology, products, competitors, and related areas
  • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Role model of the company vision, mission, and values
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time domestically and internationally

For consideration, email resume and cover letter to jobs@tseworldwide.com