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Novartis: Associate Director in Pharmacometrics job posting

From: Graham, Gordon <gordon.graham>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:50:26 +0000

Dear all,

Please see below for a job opening at Novartis as Associate Director in Pha=
rmacometrics in the US, either in East Hanover, NJ, or Cambridge, Boston.

Job ID


Posting Title

Associate Director Pharmcometrics



Work Location

East Hanover, NJ or Boston

Company/Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Job Description

The Associate Director Pharmacometrics Scientist is the global lead for the=
 planning, execution and delivery of pharmacometric strategy for multiple i=
ndications and/or a disease area (or equivalent) within (pre/early/full) cl=
inical development. S/he is responsible for the design and implementation o=
f pharmacometric model based methodologies that optimize the drug developme=
nt program for each indication or disease area. S/he sets the strategy for =
addressing pharmacometric issues in regulatory submissions and directly inf=
luences drug development decisions with internal and external partners.
1. Quality and timeliness of pharmacometrics contribution in the implementa=
tion of robust, high quality research or development projects (including de=
sign, execution and delivery), including interactions with Health Authoriti=
2. Pro-active disease area level innovation and presentation of pharmacomet=
rics in the Project Teams, as assessed by the respective (pre/early/full-) =
Clinical Program lead and/or by the AQS Franchise Head.
3. Independent application of high quality pharmacometric methodology acros=
s the multiple indications/therapeutic areas including innovative designs, =
integrated disease area understanding, and Health Authority acceptability.
4. Strong Pharmacometrics team dynamics to support robust (pre/early/full-)=
 Clinical Programs.
5. Effective coaching and development of other pharmacometrics scientists.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pr=
ide in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruit=
ment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for rea=
sons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orienta=
tion, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected=

Minimum requirements

Ph.D. in pharmacology, biology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or a =
field with significant modeling-related content (or equivalent Ph.D. / MD).=
 Fluent in English (oral and written).
1. 8+ years industry experience.
2. 4+ years in applying model based methods in pre-clinical and clinical dr=
ug development.
3. Track record of contributions to external white-papers/policy shaping be=
st practice in pharmacometrics. Internally and externally established track=
 record of developing/establishing pharmacometrics excellence. Experience i=
n contributing to global scientific improvement/change initiatives.
4. Expert knowledge and evidence of hands-on experience in the application =
of pharmacometrics methods to drug development.
5. Record of interaction with regulatory agencies.
6. Clinical, pharmacological and therapeutic knowledge of at least one dise=
ase area.
7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) bridg=
ing scientific and business needs - integrating quantitative sciences, stro=
ng disease area knowledge and appropriate market/competitive intelligence.
8. Scientific leadership skills demonstrated in facilitating and optimizing=
 the (pre/early/full-) clinical development strategy. Track record for glob=
al scientific leadership in the development and evaluation of modern progra=
m/trial design methodologies.
9. Excellent communication and presentation skills and in particular the ab=
ility to effectively represent pharmacometrics issues to clinical teams.
10. Good business ethics.


Mary Greene

To apply online for Cambridge, Boston:

To apply online for East Hanover, NJ:

Best regards,
Gordon Graham

Received on Thu Jan 29 2015 - 07:50:26 EST

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