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MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. As a Senior Director, Product Development Team Lead (PDTL) in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.
We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.
MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent. Main Duties and Responsibilities
As Sr. Director/PDTL, you will have overall leadership of one or more global cross-functional Product Development Teams (PDT) from candidate selection through Phase III Go decision for two of the major Medimmune oncology platforms: Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) and Cancer Stem Cell assets. You will be accountable for the strategic leadership and execution and act as the champion for the ADC clinical and pre-clinical development, and the earlier stage cancer stem cell program. You will have oncology clinical drug development experience, demonstrated leadership, and be able to critically navigate the science that underlies these programs.
Your responsibilities will include: Working with project leaders and managers in Research to ensure a seamless transition of ADC and cancer/stem cell assets from Research to Clinical Development. Leading the PDT to create strategic and integrated brand/product development plans which are based on science and aligned with business objectives and competitive information. Ensuring that PDT outputs are cross-functionally integrated, of high quality, based on science, and strategically aligned. Leading/representing the PDT at governance meetings, including internal and external stakeholder management. Leading the PDT to effectively manage/mitigate/communicate risk, make decisions, and manage conflict and change. Maintaining a high degree of PDT effectiveness through collaboration, influence, and, as necessary, coaching and mentoring of team members.
Alliance management accountabilities and responsibilities generally consistent with those described above. Working with organization leadership, build systems, processes, and tools to facilitate business planning and decision making, and to grow streamlined product leadership and management capabilities.
- A graduate degree such as M.D. or Ph.D.
- PhD candidates must have extensive experience in the science of ADC or Cancer Stem Cells and clinical stage drug development.
- Five or more years of pharma/biotech industry experience in Oncology drug development
- Experience in R&D activities, early phase non-clinical and early clinical drug development
Experience in late phase clinical drug development
- Board certified Oncologist is highly desirable
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