AbbVie

Scientific Director - Immunology

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Redwood City, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 03, 2020
Ref
2008206
Discipline
Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

  • Develop biomarker/translational strategic plans and manage implementation of strategies for one or more clinical programs. Responsibility may extend from early translational development activities to mature product life cycle strategies and back translational activities:
  • Manage the design, conduct, interpretation and reporting of biomarker data/activities in line with the development, regulatory and commercial strategies
  • Lead asset-specific translational projects/teams in a matrix environment.
  • Coordinates appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders (i.e. commercial, clinical operations, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc.) to execute high quality biomarker strategies in the clinic
  • Ensure, in collaboration with project leaders and asset-specific translational team members, that clinical translational sciences budgets, timelines, publication strategies and regulatory compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities
  • Accountable for the scientific input and review of all translational medicine aspects of clinical and regulatory documents, including but not limited to development plans, study protocols, clinical study reports, regulatory submissions, and responses to any regulatory, and other program documents.
  • Lead scientific collaborations and opinion leader interactions related to the disease area(s); partners with Medical Affairs, Commercial and other functions in these activities as required, consistent with corporate policies
  • Pro-actively consult primary scientific literature, keep current on state of art technologies and emerging concepts in immunology.
  • Work on complex problems in which analysis of situation or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Initiate research projects and drive them to completion, resulting in high quality publications
  • Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities

Position Accountability / Scope
  • May supervise 0-8 employees either directly or in a matrixed environment.
  • May assist in developing/mentoring clinical science managers within the therapeutic area.
  • Works mostly independently with limited guidance.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements:
  • PhD, PharmD and/or MD with 10+ years or MS with 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of Translational Sciences and relevant Therapeutic Area required. Will hire at level according to experience.
  • Strong scientific background in immunology or related field supported by publication record in these areas
  • Expertise in inflammatory bowel disease is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials, companion diagnostics/in vitro diagnostics, protocol design, and/or experience in development strategy preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership in translational sciences (employing pharmacodynamic, predictive and exploratory biomarkers) and experience with development of assays including ligand binding assays, IHC/IF, gene expression profiling, flow cytometry is a plus
  • Ability to manage clinical translational programs and teams with moderate supervision.
  • Organization, detail oriented, and effective time management with an ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Familiarity with data management and visualization tools and collaborating with computational biology to analyze complex data sets emerging from clinical trials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to present the results in clear and concise manner
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and collaboration skills to work in a team-oriented, matrix environment, and the ability to work through conflict

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
No
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
D
Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.