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Temporary Associate Director Translational Medicine Operations

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Job Code
    116849186
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Position Summary:

Responsible for the oversight of Translational Medicine deliverables with a clear understanding of functional interdependencies and critical path activities. The role provides project management and study management support for preclinical programs and is accountable for working across functional areas in a timely and cost-effective way. Supervises the employment of vendors and consultants through contractual agreements and manages budgets of various projects. Responsible for the communication of project status and issues, and ensures project team goals and regulatory deliverables are met.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the management of Translational Medicine deliverables with focus on preclinical development.
  • Manages vendors and consultants to complete Translational Medicine studies for the various programs.
  • Provides cross-functional project management support for preclinical programs including development and management of timelines and leading regular team meetings.
  • Supports due diligence projects by developing overall project timelines and defining nonclinical study plans and compound requirements and associated budgets.
  • Works across functional areas on projects including initiating/attending sub-team meetings and organizing ad hoc working groups as needed to move project activities forward.
  • Oversees compilation of Project Team documents associated with all areas of development.
  • Communicates project status and issues, and ensures project team goals and regulatory deliverables are met.
  • Proactively anticipates obstacles and devises and implements solutions to achieve project goals through management of relevant team members.
  • Provides guidance to team members to objectively assess and resolve project issues to improve project effectiveness.

Education/Experience/Skills:

Masters degree, or equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience. Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience in project operations and/or project management in early stages (pre-clinical and phase I) of drug development.

Must possess:

  • Experience managing cross-functional project teams. Understanding of the drug development process and the principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical project management.
  • Experience in Translational Medicine activities including preclinical (i.e., pharmacology, toxicology, ADME) and early clinical drug development
  • Experience in management and oversight of vendors and consultants.Knowledge and understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and other relevant regulations and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in coaching, influencing, facilitation, development, and problem solving.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, consultative, partnership, and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge and skill with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other reporting and tracking tools.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources and to be persuasive, encouraging and motivating.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Skilled at negotiating with business partners and/or management

Scope:

Establishes strategic plans for designated function(s) and may participate with others in management to align objectives across the organization. Develops methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area and related organizational objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional area and may impact the long term success of the company.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


PI116849186

<b>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals</b><br/><br/>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity</em><br/><br/><p><strong><u>Position Summary:</u></strong></p> <p>Responsible for the oversight of Translational Medicine deliverables with a clear understanding of functional interdependencies and critical path activities. The role provides project management and study management support for preclinical programs and is accountable for working across functional areas in a timely and cost-effective way. Supervises the employment of vendors and consultants through contractual agreements and manages budgets of various projects. Responsible for the communication of project status and issues, and ensures project team goals and regulatory deliverables are met. </p> <p><strong><u>Primary Responsibilities:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Oversees the management of Translational Medicine deliverables with focus on preclinical development.</li> <li>Manages vendors and consultants to complete Translational Medicine studies for the various programs.</li> <li>Provides cross-functional project management support for preclinical programs including development and management of timelines and leading regular team meetings.</li> <li>Supports due diligence projects by developing overall project timelines and defining nonclinical study plans and compound requirements and associated budgets.</li> <li>Works across functional areas on projects including initiating/attending sub-team meetings and organizing ad hoc working groups as needed to move project activities forward.</li> <li>Oversees compilation of Project Team documents associated with all areas of development.</li> <li>Communicates project status and issues, and ensures project team goals and regulatory deliverables are met.</li> <li>Proactively anticipates obstacles and devises and implements solutions to achieve project goals through management of relevant team members.</li> <li>Provides guidance to team members to objectively assess and resolve project issues to improve project effectiveness.</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Education/Experience/Skills:</u></strong></p> <p>Masters degree, or equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience. Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience in project operations and/or project management in early stages (pre-clinical and phase I) of drug development.</p> <p>Must possess:</p> <ul> <li>Experience managing cross-functional project teams. Understanding of the drug development process and the principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical project management.</li> <li>Experience in Translational Medicine activities including preclinical (i.e., pharmacology, toxicology, ADME) and early clinical drug development</li> <li>Experience in management and oversight of vendors and consultants.Knowledge and understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and other relevant regulations and guidelines.</li> <li>Demonstrated skills and abilities in coaching, influencing, facilitation, development, and problem solving.</li> <li>Excellent communication, presentation, consultative, partnership, and interpersonal skills.</li> <li>In-depth knowledge and skill with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other reporting and tracking tools.</li> <li>Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources and to be persuasive, encouraging and motivating.</li> <li>Self-motivation and ability to work with limited supervision.</li> <li>Skilled at negotiating with business partners and/or management</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Scope:</u></strong></p> <p>Establishes strategic plans for designated function(s) and may participate with others in management to align objectives across the organization. Develops methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area and related organizational objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional area and may impact the long term success of the company.</p> <p><strong><u>Physical Requirements:</u></strong></p> <p>While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.</p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br/></span></em></p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/6ePoKMug6gJRC8lwCoK4n"> <p>PI116849186</p>

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Posted: 2020-01-04 Expires: 2020-02-04

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