Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences – Injectable Peptide Drug Development
Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the place for you!
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.
We are seeking a Director to lead the performance and results of the Advanced Drug Delivery New Modality Team in Pharmaceutical Sciences, R&D Boston, including leading the provision of high quality drug delivery, formulation and analytical data for injectable peptide projects in late discovery and early development in collaboration with Advanced Drug Delivery teams in Sweden and the UK.
About AstraZeneca in Waltham, MA
Our Waltham, Massachusetts facility develops life changing small-molecule research in North America, with innovative laboratories at the Gatehouse Park BioHub, just west of the city center. Our BioHub facility supports a bold new R&D initiative, which fosters life science discoveries and the exchange of ideas. Here, we play host to some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces, all designed to inspire collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration. With a shuttle bus to and from Alewife station, the location provides you the ability to work in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant research centers.
Our Waltham site offers a variety of amenities to help book productivity and help keep our employees happy and engaged. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria and copy center. This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams and the greater research community.
Summary of the Group
Pharmaceutical Sciences is a department within AstraZeneca Biopharmaceuticals R&D on a mission to transform molecules into investigational medicines, meeting the unmet needs of future patients. Advanced Drug Delivery is a department within Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our portfolio of projects spans traditional small molecules, proteins, oligonucleotides to RNA-based therapeutics across AstraZeneca’s therapy areas and our mission is to transform diverse modalities into investigational medicines.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Manages a team of formulation/pre-formulation scientists, including performance management, rewards & recognition, coaching and individual development; collaborates closely with lab-based teams in Sweden or the UK for generation of late discovery & early development drug delivery, formulation and analytical data
Leads or provides input to late discovery and early development projects within AstraZeneca’s injectable peptide portfolio.
Leads clinical formulation and analytical development outsourcing or partnering of peptide pipeline projects.
Derives a science & technology strategy for the team built on scientific collaborations that enhance AstraZeneca’s capabilities and reputation.
Education & Skills Requirements
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery or other relevant discipline
10+ years of industrial experience in peptide drug development; experience with injectable products is essential and peptide experience with other drug delivery routes is desirable.
Excellent communication skills and experience with or desire to collaborate internationally
Project management and line management experience
Expert reputation within the business and industry, and extensive knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments, especially as pertaining to peptide drug product development
Internal Number: R-098972
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