Senior Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 28, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Project leadership management and support for synthetics and/or process chemistry-focused (small molecule, synthetic peptides, and oligonucleotides) external projects spanning development and clinical manufacture in close coordination with internal technical leads sometimes in coordination with the Program Externalization Lead/Manager
  • Opportunity to support external projects in areas beyond synthetic Drug Substance including Drug Product and Attribute Sciences and potentially biologics Drug Substance
  • Work under some guidance to manage of multiple assignments and/or business processes
  • Build and support positive relationships with all Process Development functions to increase overall efficiency and success of projects
  • Outsourcing support and/or management including site selection activities
  • Develop scopes of work in close partnership with technical leads and/or Externalization Lead/Manager
  • Ensure projects and/or programs meet results, compliance, speed, quality, and cost
  • Manage purchase orders, financial forecasting, and associated budget for externalization to adhere to financial targets and systems
  • Coordination of requests for shipment of materials/samples between sites
  • Maintain external collaborations and monitor supplier performance to continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of suppliers
  • Identify project optimization opportunities (e.g., timeline, budget, technical completion)
  • Present analyses and recommendations to Senior Management
  • Occasional domestic and international travel to support project results

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The strategic professional we seek is a program advisor with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Masters degree and 3 years of Scientific experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of Scientific experience OR
  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Scientific experience OR
  • High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering or science
  • Understanding of drug development and commercialization for synthetic therapeutics, including route scouting, raw material and starting material procurement, API/drug substance manufacture, process development, process engineering, and process characterization
  • Experience working with domestic and international CMOs/CROs
  • Understanding of cGMP, Regulatory/CMC, legal, quality requirements, and/or import/export policies
  • Enthusiastic team member with a moderate-level of comfort with ambiguity and complexity and the ability to multi-task while consistently delivering quality results
  • Team member of cross-functional and matrixed teams including effective writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills to address a broad scope of audiences
  • Understanding of legal obligations to protect intellectual property
  • Understanding of international import/export policies
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