Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs

94080, South San Francisco
Mar 08, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Position Summary:

The Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs will provide leadership, and drive to successful completion on all CMC regulatory activities for GBT compounds, including compounds for the treatment of hematologic disorders, particularly Voxelotor for the treatment of sickle cell disease.  

Responsibility includes CMC regulatory filings and providing strategic as well as operational leadership on the project teams.  The candidate will develop regulatory strategies, manage/oversee IND/CTA submissions and forthcoming NDA/MAA planning activities, including FDA CMC Pre-NDA meeting activities, EMA CMC Scientific Advice and PRIME meeting activities and other regulatory agency interactions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage direct reports and CMC RA consultants that may be contributing to projects
  • Provide interpretation of regulatory authorities’ feedback, policies and guidelines to GBT personnel and lead Regulatory Affairs CMC-related interactions.  Serve as a liaison between GBT and regulatory authorities. Represent GBT before regulatory authorities on designated programs
  • Develop regulatory strategic plans in conjunction with project teams, and provide input specifically for dosage forms to be used in the design of nonclinical and clinical study programs required for regulatory approval
  • Work with project teams to resolve complex project issues. Utilizes regulatory expertise and knowledge of regulatory requirements and regulations to strategically interpret, plan, and communicate requirements to ensure governmental approvals are obtained
  • Responsible for CMC components of IND/CTA/NDA/MAA submissions. Set strategy for submissions of product registration documents to health authorities worldwide. Interact with other functions and external vendors, as necessary, in the preparation, review, and completion of documents for regulatory submissions
  • Effectively plan, organize, and conduct in close collaboration with leads from other functional areas formal meetings with regulatory agencies. Interact with key personnel in regulatory agencies to ensure the review and approval of development plans, the timely resolution of issues, and the approval of marketing applications. Assure compliance with project team timelines and milestones
  • Provide organizational support and be prepared to manage personnel as company grows its product development pipeline


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Sciences discipline or equivalent, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 12 to 15 years of biopharmaceutical experience, of which at least 10 years of hands-on Regulatory Affairs and successful IND and NDA/MAA submission experience
  • Experience with both small molecules and biologics
  • Experience with pediatric drug dosage form development is a plus
  • Balance strategic thinking and strong analytical skills with ability to execute. Detail oriented with strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with international and particularly EU regulatory submissions and an understanding of worldwide small molecule guidelines and regulations is a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence in regulatory liaison/strategy
  • Strategic thinking, leadership skills, assertiveness, strong technical background, and excellent negotiation and project management skills as evidenced by past performance on drug development project teams

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual
  • contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or anyother characteristic protected by law.