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Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacology

Life, Physical, and Social Science



Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description About This Role The Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics serves as the clinical pharmacology lead on program, clinical and study teams, providing strategic leadership and execution of clinical pharmacology plans for drug candidates. You will integrate knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, patient characteristics and disease states to optimize doses, dosage regimens and study designs throughout clinical drug development. This position is based in Cambridge, MA and a relocation package will be offered to out of state applicants. What You'll Do You will be responsible for drafting and executing clinical pharmacology development plans and providing clinical pharmacology expertise to program and clinical teams. Leads clinical pharmacology study efforts (e.g. study design, protocol preparation, clinical phase oversight and reporting). Analyzes and interprets results and recommends action based on study results. Directs planning of all relevant PK-PD analyses; performs or guides such analyses as appropriate. Works to ensure population PK, PK-PD modeling and simulation, meta-analysis, etc. are integrated into the development plan Responsible for appropriately summarizing, modeling and interpreting results of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics analyses with respect to their impact on development and clinical use of drugs. Supports regulatory strategy for filings and is responsible for clinical pharmacology sections of regulatory documents. Contributes or leads the resolution of clinical pharmacology queries from regulatory agencies, takes a lead role in writing and reviewing responses to regulatory queries. Maintain current knowledge of literature, government guidelines, and internal guidance to be a team resource of clinical pharmacology knowledge in terms of both therapeutic area background and clinical trial design Qualifications Demonstrates an understanding of 1) PK/PD principles, physiology, pharmacology and pathology; 2) operational and scientific aspects of early development studies; and 3) quantitative analysis. Ability to generate development strategies, design clinical pharmacology studies and analyze PK/PD data utilizing sound scientific principles. Ability to relate clinical pharmacology to the broader development paradigm. Understanding and ability to apply appropriate regulatory and ICH guidelines in the design, analysis and interpretation of clinical pharmacology studies Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective interactions in various environments including, but not limited to multidisciplinary teams, regulatory agencies, scientific symposia, advisory boards Education: PhD or MD/PhD in Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutics or PharmD or other suitable related fields 5+ years relevant industry experience (clinical pharmacology and/or clinical PK/PD) Technical/Soft Skills: Experience with use of PK/PD software packages such as -Phoenix WinNonlin, SimCYP, NONMEM, Monolix, R, Adapt, MATLAB, SAS Additional Information Why Biogen? Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.