Program Leader, Zika Vaccine Program, Senior Director

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 01 Apr 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Program Leader for Zika Vaccine Program with a with a leading biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA. Successful candidate will lead a cross-functional team across clinical operations, regulatory affairs, bioassays, CMC, non-clinical, and medical to deliver against the program strategy. The successful candidate will have experience in late-stage readiness and development of vaccines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the cross-functional teams for the Zika vaccine program; potential to lead other early stage vaccine programs as well.
  • Represent the program status, scenarios, and trade-offs for Zika vaccine with senior leadership, internal stakeholders, and BARDA.
  • Align on a program direction in coordination with senior functional leaders and BARDA.
  • Support BARDA reporting; work with CMC, clinical development, research, and finance to support financial reporting for BARDA.
  • Support development of regulatory documents and HA interactions.
  • Engage external stakeholders including KOLs and key PIs; engage advisory boards in order to develop an effective program strategy.
  • Accountable for the integrated development plan for the Zika vaccine.
  • Develop a program budget in coordination with the program manager, finance and functional representatives; identify trade-offs.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS/MS degree in a scientific field with 15+ years of experience or PhD or MD with 10-12 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.
  • Experience in vaccine development including the transition of novel candidates from discovery through licensure.
  • Proven track record of successful cross functional program leadership or management supporting early- and late-stage programs.
  • Strong ability to lead cross-functional teams; engage senior leadership, health authorities, and KOLs.
  • Prior experience managing or working within cross-functional project teams with timeline management and budgetary responsibility.
  • Must be adept at working in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational aptitude.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.