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AstraZeneca

Clinical Pharmacologist/Pharmacometrician (R-130946_Gaithersburg)

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Clinical Pharmacologist/Pharmacometrician

Are you looking for a hybrid role in clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics? Are you interested in working within a large international global team?

At AstraZeneca, we win through science, it’s at the heart of our every success. That science is only possible when we all work together – we’ll always make sure you’re clear about how your role is connected to our wider mission to really show what science can do!

Position Summary

Primarily will be responsible for the project related activities in Oncology drug development and conduct the clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics contributions for the assigned projects. The associate director, clinical pharmacologist/pharmacometrician will work collaboratively with other scientists in clinical pharmacology and cross functionally with other groups within AstraZeneca. Activities will include understand and develop clinical pharmacology-related sections of clinical trial protocols and externally-placed research, and representation on related project teams. The incumbent will also conduct submission related activities working with the project leads of the Clinical Pharmacology and Quantitative Pharmacology (CPQP) Department and interact with world health authorities regarding submissions and subsequent queries, and license to operate activities. Conducting hands-on Model-based analysis in support of Oncology projects will also be part of the incumbent’s duties.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Accountable for the conduct of Clinical Pharmacology and model-informed drug development scientific activities and help in input into clinical development plans

• Represent CPQP on project teams

• Conduct, manage and deliver relevant sections of clinical protocols, externally placed research, academic partnerships, and clinical study reports by working with the CPQP project leads and/or other scientists in CPQP in a matrix environment

• Oversee related sections of externally placed clinical trials

• conduct submission related activities and manage contributions of functions, including clinical pharmacology, pharmacometrics, statistical sciences, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics, and bioanalytical/biomarkers

• Interact with world health authorities (with experience) for Oncology projects

• Collaborative conduct, writing, review and approval of clinical documents including IB, CSR, PIP, PSP, marketing application sections, health authority briefing documents, and regulatory responses

• Conducts, coordinates and coauthors external presentations and publications

• Participates in Department level initiatives and/or cross-functional teams

Requirements/Qualifications:

Education Required: Ph.D., PharmD with Industry experience, M.D or equivalent in a related discipline.

Experience Required: 3-6 yrs (for Associate Director position) or 6+ yrs (for Director position) combined industry and/or Regulatory and postdoctoral experience in the field of clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics. PhD or PharmD with significant clinical research or Regulatory experience in pharmacokinetics, pharmacology or a related field in the biological sciences. Title commensurate with experience

Experience in the oncology drug development of small molecules and/or biologics is highly desirable. Fundamental understanding of the drug development process at preclinical and clinical stages. Fundamental knowledge of related disciplines including pharmacometrics, statistics, bioanalysis, and translational science. Adequate record of external presentations and publications.

Special Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience with Clinical Pharmacology, PK-PD modeling and Pharmacometrics in the Oncology therapy area

  • Team player works with others respectfully and cordially.

  • The ability to adapt, work through conflicts, and persuasively influence outcomes.

  • Effectively cope with change and is comfortable changing direction and acting without complete information.

  • Ability to develop and present sound proposals and recommendations and influence and motivate others to achieve objectives.

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations and written/oral communications.

  • Thrives in a fast-paced business environment.

Job Complexity: Regularly deals with very complex problems and provides creative solutions.

Level of Supervision Required: Independent contributor with minimal work being performed under supervision of senior CPQP members.

Benefits:

AstraZeneca is a leading company in the healthcare industry, with a mission to enrich the lives of others. It’s our business to support healthy living, not only for our patients, but also for our employees. Our benefits program is flexible enough to meet employees’ varying needs, offers valuable choices, and is highly competitive.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

Come and join our journey - Apply today!

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.