(Associate) Director, Clinical Pharmacology


(Associate) Director, Clinical Pharmacology

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Position Summary

The Clinical Pharmacologist will focus on dose selection and optimization. This job position requires strategic application of Clinical Pharmacokinetic (PK), Pharmacodynamic (PD), and Modeling & Simulation (MS) principles for effective drug development. You are accountable for PK/PD strategy, implication and interpretation to other strategic business units, internal and external stakeholders and provide quality services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze clinical PK/PD data as a member of several multidisciplinary development program teams
  • Work with clinical teams to design PK/PD components in various study designs such as first-in-human, bioequivalence and drug-drug interaction studies etc.
  • Contribute to clinical PK/PD sections of relevant documents
  • Contribute to the design, analysis, reporting, and presentation of PK/PD modeling and simulation initiatives, including population PK/PD analyses for all phases of development
  • Review scientific documentation including Clinical Study Protocols, SOPs, Statistical Analysis Plans and Clinical Study Reports
  • Maintain a working knowledge of pharmacology, statistics, biology, therapeutics, drug metabolism, bioanalysis, and biopharmaceutics
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with internal and external stakeholders and scientists
  • Maintain a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner
  • Reviewing/Authoring scientific publications, abstracts, posters
  • Participate in Business Development activities, compounds evaluation projects etc.


  • An advanced science degree (MS, PharmD, PhD, MD) and/or relevant experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in drug development
  • Strong knowledge of PK and PD principles
  • Experience with the design and implementation of Model-Based Drug Development strategies
  • Knowledge of Pharmacometrics methodologies
  • Experience in Pharmacokinetic modeling Software such as MONOLIX, Phoenix WinNonlin
  • Experience in other software such as NONMEM, GastroPlus and R is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong clinical/scientific writing skills
  • Client focused approach to work
  • Exhibit and promote a flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value and promote the importance of teamwork
  • Strong written and spoken English communication skills