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Associate Director, Transnational Medicine

Job Field:
Clinical Research Jobs
Clinical Pharmacology Jobs
Switzerland All
Contract Type:
130,000 to 145,000 per annum
Salary Description:
12% bonus
Key People
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The Associate Director, Translational Medicine will:

*Lead multidisciplinary and cross-organizational project teams
*Be responsible for establishing and agreeing a viable project drug development strategy to satisfy Target Product Profile requirements
*Provide scientific leadership on different aspects of the project and align relevant team members and experts
*Be responsible for preparing data-driven recommendations for management decisions and to the Joint Steering Committee for partnered projects
*Take active part in advisory boards, meetings with scientific committees, and regulators
*Proactively manage collaborations with partners and represent the client - aligned strategy and implementation
*Engage with the selection and management of external vendors for conducting preclinical and clinical activities
*Develop and maintain an approved project plan and associated budget
*Be accountable for delivering on project plan according to timelines, budget, operational procedures, Quality standards, and for reporting progress to donors
*Be responsible for successfully transitioning projects to the late-stage development project leader
*Ensure accuracy of all internal and external communications relating to the project

Education and Experience:

*PhD in life sciences
*Minimum 8-10 years of drug development experience at a pharmaceutical or biotech company
*Must have >5 years of experience in leading complex projects in preclinical/early stage development (phase I and II), in collaboration with external companies would be a plus
*Demonstrated success in positions involving influencing and negotiation
*Experience in anti-infective therapeutic area, drug combination development and pediatric therapeutics is desired

Technical skills required:

*Proven ability to successfully lead multiple projects in a drug development environment
*Scientific expertise in preclinical/early stage drug development with emphasis on clinical aspects
*Broad working knowledge of non-clinical, formulation development, Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) and other aspects of drug development
*Experience in working with late-stage development and market access groups to align drug development strategy with target product profiles
*Knowledge of ICH / GLP & GCP guidelines
*Fluency in English (oral and written)
*Familiar with common computer statistical, technical, and database applications

Key People is a specialist international recruitment consultancy with over 25 years' experience of working within the life sciences, biotech, healthcare and CRO industries. Our experienced and dedicated clinical research related consultants have a long history of success, excellent technical knowledge and a flexible, consultative focussed approach to recruitment.

Please contact Mark Cussens, Clinical Research Recruiter on
Tel: or email:
Tel: +41 4350 86620 or email:

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