Sr. Director, Clinical Pharmacology

San Francisco, CA, United States
Feb 17, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Nektar has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Director, Clinical Pharmacology to join their team.

We are recruiting a highly motivated scientist to lead and drive the clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics activities and initiatives in support of early and late stage clinical programs. To support the advancement of Nektar's clinical pipeline, the successful candidate will represent the function on program and strategy teams. The candidate will work closely with quantitative scientists and other development functions to implement stage-appropriate development plans that will lead to clinical protocols acceptable to global regulatory authorities. The candidate will be responsible for recruiting and managing top clinical pharmacology talent. Our group emphasizes a collegial, collaborative environment and has a strong record of scientific innovation.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Act as the subject matter expert and a key stakeholder on cross-functional project teams
  • Develop strategies and direct efforts in clinical pharmacology to meet regulatory requirements
  • Develop and implement new clinical pharmacology tools and technologies to drive efficient drug development
  • Partner with Quantitative Scientists to apply state-of-the art population PK, PK/PD, PBPK, and QSP modeling concepts
  • Author/review/approve clinical protocols, analysis plans, study reports, and regulatory submissions
  • Provide clinical pharmacology expertise and oversight during clinical study execution
  • Organize and interpret data, and present analyses to key internal (development teams, senior management) and external stakeholders (advisory boards, scientific meeting abstracts, posters, and manuscripts)
  • Recruit, supervise, develop, and mentor junior level scientists
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues within and outside the department
Qualifications / Experience:
  • At least 15 years related experience, 12 years of management experience, and an MD, PharmD, or PhD degree with emphasis in clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, or a related scientific discipline
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to critically analyze problems and provide innovative solutions along with strong leadership skills
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging scientific standards and regulatory requirements for global territories
  • Proven track record of extensive experience in the design, coordination and implementation of clinical studies
  • In depth knowledge contemporary PK, population PK, QSP modeling concepts, data analysis, and interpretation; demonstrated record in applying these concepts to support clinical development programs; desire and curiosity to aquire scientific knowledge for portfolio projects
  • Flexible, results oriented and demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, timeline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to convey complex technical information clearly
  • Previous experience in biologics and knowledge of human immune system and lymphocyte functions for development of immuno-oncology drugs
  • Must have strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.