Director - Early Clinical Drug Development

  • Seattle, WA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: CA129-2689442
Start up biotech is searching for a Director to lead project management for the development of in-licensed Phase I/II therapies and to create legal entities to house those therapies.  The Project Director will oversee a small cross functional team including vendors to strategically manage Phase I and Phase II development studies.

Requirements for the Director:

  • BS, MS or PHD in a relevant discipline, eg. science, engineering, biotech.
  • 5+ years experience in early drug development: Phase I and Phase II
  • Strong Project Management experience in early drug development. PMP would be a plus.
  • Strong track record of accomplishment effectively working with senior management
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively internally and externally, with the ability to manage outside vendors
  • The ability to push timetables while keeping the team motivated in a "results oriented" way.
  • Experience in formulations or CMC beneficial
Responsibilities of the Director:
  • Manage early phase clinical development Phase I and Phase II
  • Manage the development plan and coordinate all the moving pieces to deliver on execution.
  • Work across functions to develop timelines and budgets for asset progression, tracking progress, identify risks and any mitigations.
  • Manage the vendor and collaborative partners including contracting and oversight of including contract manufacturers, API and formulation advisors, preclinical CROs and consultants
  • Coordinate and execute asset transfer to new buyer, managing IPO activities and syndication for next phase of development.


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