Executive Director, Molecule Development Group

Job Description
Work across the drug development continuum to integrate the efforts between CVD business units while interfacing, advising and providing clinical / scientific expertise to the clients in the development of their medicines.

As an Executive Director your specific responsibilities would include:

Lead cross functional molecule development teams for integrated programs that are placed with Covance for our Alliance, Strategic, Key and other clients, to help advance a client’s
molecule through early and late stage clinical development.

Using scientific and drug development experience and knowledge, coordinate within CVD and advise clients using the best methods for strategic drug development; drive to successfully reach various drug development milestones and for various compounds.

Incorporate these insights into proposals and discussions with clients that leverage the breadth and depth of Covance’s drug development services tailored to meet specific client needs.

Lead teams to create and write comprehensive molecule development plans (including target product profile, indication selection, develop options, high-level clinical study design) for clients.

As part of the MDG leadership, and working with the other business units, develop processes and drive the integration of the Covance organization in order to be better positioned to meet client needs and requests.

Ensures the scientific objectivity, credibility and expertise for the organization.

Performs other related duties as assigned, especially relating to further building the overall MDG capabilities.

Travel requirements - 25% domestic and international.

The Required Education for the Executive Director position includes:

MD degree (DO or PhD with extensive clinical stage drug development experience will also be considered)

Required Experience/Skills for the Executive Director position includes:

At least 7-8 years pharmaceutical industry experience, in strategic and operational clinical development roles; candidates need to have experience creating and executing drug development plans, and have health authority interaction experience particularly FDA and CHMP.

Concentrated experience in early clinical development, application of biomarkers and
translational medicine.

Therapeutic background flexible, but internal medicine, diabetes/metabolic, inflammation / immunology and/or oncology background, are preferred; clinical pharmacology experience helpful.

Strong management and leadership skills in either a pharmaceutical and/or biotech setting in a global, multi-office environment.

Demonstrated expertise in leading cross-functional, matrix, project teams, taking accountability and leading them to successful outcomes.

Strong proficiency in identifying and communicating opportunities and working closely with a strongly scientific/clinical team, relating to preclinical, clinical and regulatory aspects of drug development.

Excellent negotiation and influence skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize, identify, and target sales opportunities.

Strong customer orientation

Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

Because of our passion and drive, Covance attracts the kind of people whose contribution has resulted in our exceptional growth. Once a part of our talented team, our employees stay at Covance to work in an environment that encourages career development, allows them to work alongside respected colleagues on challenging projects and provides a diverse global culture.


Covance Laboratories

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New Jersey

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