Exec Dir/VP/Head, Preclinical/Nonclinical Development

By June 8, 2018Careers

We are seeking an Executive Director/Vice-President/Head of Preclinical and Nonclinical Development to be responsible for nonclinical development of all Alpine’s therapeutic candidates including relevant functions such as toxicology and DMPK, and possibly CMC. Works closely with key internal and external stakeholders to enable the rapid and efficient assessment of preclinical and clinical assets thru first-in-human and proof-of-concept and to support subsequent lifecycle. Title and compensation commensurate with level of experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for design and execution of all preclinical/nonclinical aspects of all development programs from pre-IND through lifecycle, incorporating appropriate studies with sufficient size and scope to enable efficient and confident milestone decisions, particularly clinical lead selection and entry-into-human.
  • Key responsibility for nonclinical program strategy including recommendations regarding ‘go/no-go’ decisions related to further development of assets
  • Responsible for key first-in-human enabling studies including toxicology and DMPK.
  • May build or contribute to the build of cross-functional areas within nonclinical development, including but not necessarily limited to companion diagnostics/biomarkers and CMC.
  • Manages and mentors all aspects of translational science
  • Organizes scientific advisory board meetings as needed.
  • Proposes, evaluates, and selects vendors and consultants as appropriate
  • Ensures corporate compliance and GxP

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant biomedical field. Core competency and/or experience in oncology, immunology, toxicology, or DMPK preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, with proven ability to manage effectively meaningful teams
  • Proven success with development of oncology and/or immunology assets. Successful experience with first-in-human activities (e.g. IND) is required. EOP2/BLA/MA experience is desirable.
  • Highly advanced knowledge of nonclinical and clinical development processes
  • Strong knowledge of ICH, GxP, and FDA, EMEA, and Asian regulatory requirements
  • Ability to operate successfully (develop strategy, execute on plans, achieve goals, make decisions, hire and mentor team) in fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Entrepreneurial, enjoys working in a fast-paced, small-company environment. Ability to function well with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity; to take disparate inputs and drive them into one cohesive strategic regulatory decision; to work under pressure, meeting time sensitive deadlines, while maintaining a high level of quality.

Alpine team members enjoy competitive salaries, equity participation (stock options), and an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, a 401(k), and generous paid time off benefits.

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