Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Associate Director / Director, Clinical Pharmacology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 12, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and commercial offices in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. For four years in a row, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is looking for a Clinical Pharmacology leader to join the team in Boston, MA. The Clinical Pharmacology leader is a highly scientific role, supporting multiple facets of Clinical Pharmacology, including study design, PK and PK/PD analyses, and overall drug development support. He/She will complete assigned work in a resourceful, self-sufficient manner and will be able to create alternative approaches to achieve desired results if needed. The candidate will have an excellent knowledge of Clinical Pharmacology principles, such as PK, PK/PD, drug metabolism, and DDI, as well as a good understanding of related disciplines such as pharmaceutical development, regulatory, and overall drug development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine analysis of clinical pharmacology data (PK/PD) from phase 1-4 clinical studies with minimal supervision.
  • Develops clinical pharmacology data analysis plans.
  • Provides peer-reviewed interpretation of clinical pharmacology data and incorporates appropriate analyses into reports required for regulatory submissions.
  • Provides complex clinical pharmacology input to clinical development plans, Investigator’s Brochure and Clinical Pharmacology section of INDs, CTAs and/or NDAs with supervision.
  • Guides study conceptualization, protocol development, and study start-up activities, including site initiation and investigator meetings.
  • Prepares responses to inquiries from regulatory agencies with supervision
  • Provides scientific and technical input about clinical pharmacology-related issues within project teams, as assigned.• Provides program development support with a higher level of oversight.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in bioanalytics, biometrics, clinical development, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and regulatory affairs for clinical studies.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the requirements of the study design, conduct, analysis and report writing for regulatory submissions.
  • Manage have direct reports
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Pharm.D in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or other life sciences, with 8+ years’ experience in the Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical Industry or post-doctoral training.

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