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Principal Pharmacokineticist position at PPD

From: Jeffery Wheeler <Jeffery.Wheeler>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 20:53:04 +0000

We would like to announce an opportunity for a Principal Pharmacokineticist=
 in the Clinical Pharmacology Department at our Richmond, VA office at PPD.=
  The Clinical Pharmacology Department provides the clinical PK support nec=
essary to elucidate the pharmacokinetics and PK/PD relationships in support=
 of our client's new and generic drug development efforts.
The Principal Pharmacokineticist serves as a scientific leader for pharmaco=
kinetic disciplines throughout the organization. This position provides PK=
 strategy consultation to clients for drug development planning and pharmac=
okinetic analyses. In addition to managing his or her own projects, the Pr=
incipal Pharmacokineticist will work with our pharmacokinetics team to assi=
st our clients in the design, analysis, and interpretation of PK, PK/PD and=
 population PK studies.

This position requires experience in clinical pharmacokinetic research in a=
 CRO or a pharmaceutical company. The individual filling the position is re=
quired to be flexible and extremely adaptive as part of the responsibilitie=
s. The position requires one to identify priorities and shift resources to =
complete initial projects needing immediate attention. The individual must =
also be able to work effectively on several projects simultaneously. The st=
udies must be conducted according to FDA guidelines, to insure acceptance b=
y FDA.

Education and Experience:

  * PhD or PharmD in pharmacokinetics, pharmacology or related field with=
 appropriate pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacology coursework
  * 8+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, CRO industry or other r=
elevant experience
  * Experience in management of pharmacokinetic programs with a proven re=
cord of accomplishments
  * Experience with medical, pharmaceutical, drug metabolism and clinical=
 research concepts
Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provi=
des the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  * Knowledgeable of regulatory guidelines as related to clinical pharmac=
ology and pharmacokinetics areas of drug development
  * Demonstrated knowledge of the drug development process
  * Strong theoretical background in pharmacokinetics with experience in =
pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and modeling and simulation
  * Ability to apply pharmacokinetic theory and concepts using relevant s=
oftware such as WinNonlin, NONMEM, SAS, S-Plus, R, or other pharmacokinetic=
  * Good understanding of statistical methodology required in clinical ph=
armacology and pharmacokinetic trials
  * Demonstrated initiative and motivation
  * Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
  * Ability to effectively mentor staff to promote teamwork in a multi-di=
sciplinary team setting
  * Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others
Less experienced candidates may be considered for a less senior position. =
This position may be home or office based.

To apply for this position, please go to
Use Job Number 116188

Jeffery Wheeler
Associate Director, Pharmacokinetics

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Received on Thu May 01 2014 - 16:53:04 EDT

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