Director/ Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Principia Biopharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics in the areas of oncology and inflammation. As such, we are comprised of a team of exceptionally talented scientists and business leaders. We are seeking confident individuals who thrive in a culture of diversity, empowerment and accountability. The individual we seek will share these values and is a driven, strategic and collaborative leader wiling to contribute to overall regulatory strategy. The ideal candidate will contribute in a culture of high performance, empowerment, learning, diversity and has a desire to be part of the department’s leadership and the willingness to grow in their responsibilities.


·  Responsible to ensure all RA deliverables associated with each project or other assignment are completed within defined timelines and meet regulatory and other company guidelines

·  Oversees, coordinates and delivers on regulatory submissions and other relevant regulatory documentation

· Provides regulatory expertise and leadership to cross-functional teams and other groups

·  Serves as the primary RA representative on one or more global projects at any one point in time

·  Analyzes data, the regulatory environment and business objectives to recommend priorities

·  Provides internal teams with direction on regulatory authority interactions

·  Develops regulatory risk management and contingency plans. Communicates plans to management, as appropriate 

·  Participates as a standing member in various teams, dependent upon assigned projects and the associated programs, coordinates cross-functional contributions


· Outstanding attention-to-detail

· Sound knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, the multiple functions and roles involved in the product development process.

·  Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals to ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget accomplishment of such

·   Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills: can influence without authority and has proven experience building and cultivating relationships with key partners and stakeholders, both internally and externally

·   Outstanding written communication skills

·   Confident and competent when interacting with varying levels of internal/external management: stays focused and on-point, is able to raise problems or challenges in a productive and mature manner

·   Strong negotiation skills: can effectively drive discussions and decisions toward desired end-results

· Proven track record of effective decision-making: makes good business decisions and exercises sound judgment.  Consistently and effectively balances decisions with imperatives for ethics and efficacy

· Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally


·  Bachelors Degree required (life sciences disciplines strongly preferred)

·  Average of 10 or more years’ relevant experience in regulatory affairs or related functions in drug/biologics development

·  Broad understanding of international regulations, processes and issues in drug/biologics development.

·  Experience as a regulatory contributor for global original IND/NDA/MAA filings in the US or Europe is preferred

·  Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat