Scientific Leader, Modeling

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Pharmacokineticists
  3. United States
Upper Providence, USA
Posting date: 15 Oct 2019

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Scientific Leader of Modelling for a multinational pharmaceutical company located in Upper Providence, Pennsylvania. Successful candidate will develop and drive the preclinical PK/PD strategy for projects with the aim to deliver a robust prediction of the human efficacious dose.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interface with the therapeutic areas, acting as point of contact between DMPK, and other discovery (chemistry, biology, safety), and development colleagues to design and analyse the appropriate preclinical studies.
  • Responsible for project deliverables, including prediction of human PK, preclinical and translational PK/PD work in projects from target validation to candidate selection and human dose in conjunction with DMPK modeling director, clinical pharmacologists, translational scientists and the DMPK Project Representative.
  • Establish and implement PK/PD strategies to facilitate continuous improvement of human dose prediction.
  • Interface with biology and clinical teams to implement biomarker strategy.
  • Evaluate and interpret PK/PD data to prepare for internal governance bodies.
  • Work with DMPK modeling scientists, DMPK Project Representatives, functional lines and other enterprise business partners to assure timely project issue resolution
  • Drive the rapid development of applied modeling innovation in partnership with external and internal groups.
  • Present work at cross-functional teams, departmental meetings.
  • Provide expert DMPK modeling consultancy, training and support to scientists within the DMPK organization and across the larger R&D.
  • Active engagement with external modeling community and maintain awareness of new/emerging techniques relevant to the field.
  • Manage student and post doc programmes.
  • Act as mentor to junior staff within the DMPK modelling team.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MD or PhD in relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences), required.
  • 7+ years' experience in DMPK and PK/PD within a drug discovery environment.
  • A successful track record of applying translational PK/PD modelling within the drug discovery and development environment.
  • Experience in providing PK/PD input into early preclinical in vivo studies.
  • Understanding of the principles of ADME and pharmacokinetics, (non-compartmental, compartmental, PBPK) and the use of pre-clinical data for human efficacious dose prediction.
  • Experience in PK data interpretation of a range of clinical studies.
  • Experience in DMPK project co-ordination.
  • Experience of interacting with regulatory agencies in the area of modelling and simulation.
  • The ability to work independently, excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral/written communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to deliver results within tight timelines when required.
  • Active contributions to external consortia; presenting at conferences and contribution to scientific publications.

To Apply:

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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.