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Senior Principal Scientist, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology / PKPD Lead - Belgium  

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Posted on : 09 December 2016

Project Description

Job Scope: 
  • He/she will focus on quantitative clinical pharmacology activities in selected diseases/therapeutic areas  and assigned project(s) to drive further Early and Late Clinical Development within our company, working with  other functional experts to create a clinical development plan. 
  • In collaboration with other disciplines, he/she will be accountable and responsible for leading and driving,  for the assigned project(s), an integrated PK-PD strategy (safety and efficacy) from clinical candidate selection through life-cycle management, driving dose and regimen selection, 
  • Specific aspects include  translational PK-PD understanding and modeling, effective integration and use of in silico, in vitro and in vivo preclinical data with mechanism-based models to anticipate the effects of new drugs in humans and transitional components. 
  • In particular, he/she will ensure high quality input to Project Lifecycle Teams as well as safeguarding that the quantitative clinical pharmacology component of the assigned  global clinical development programs/projects are of high quality, meet regulatory standards and are delivered according to agreed timings.

Job Accountabilities:    
  •   Act as a QCP/PK-PD lead on assigned CRST and program/project teams, deliveringQuantitative Clinical Pharmacology Strategic planning. In particular, ensure that clear strategic QCP/PK-PD direction and input is provided tostudy levelplans, designs, dose selections, PK/PD measures, strategy, and where appropriate operational expertise.Responsible for analysis, interpretation and reporting of human pharmacology results and PK-PD results from non-human pharmacology studies. Developing/managing clinical pharmacology/M&S -related aspects of clinical trial/program budgets   
  •   Participate in implementing Model Based Drug Development using quantitative approaches to address complex questions arising during drug development. In particular, integrating PK-PD knowledge on an ongoing project basis. Accountable and responsible for assigned protocol synopsis and study report content.     
  •   As appropriate, being GED lead for the assigned project.     
  •   Accountable and responsible for non-compartmental analysis of PK data and accountable for ensuring appropriate PK-PD data are generated and analysed including population PK, PK-PD modeling and simulation, meta-analysis etc, to support the project progression.     
  •   Providing recommendations for clinical doses and dosing algorithms to the clinical and Development teams and, for the project of competence, leading the quantitative clinical pharmacology contributions to all regulatory documents, leads and contributes to the writing and reviewing responses to regulatory queries.   
  •   May provide quantitative clinical pharmacology/pk-pdexpertise to discovery and due diligence activities     
  •   Expanding and maintaining key networks of external thought/opinion/academic leaders, as well as alliances with partners from the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring publication of key clinical pharmacology studies in international, peer reviewed journals, and presentations at international scientific meetings of relevance   
  
Technical skills: 
Essential clinical scientific skills:    
  •   Knowledge of Clinical Pharmacology and the application of Modeling & Simulation   
  •   Proven experience in Clinical Pharmacology area   
  •   Able to understand clinical effects, pharmacological, physiological and biochemical understanding   
  •   Knowledge of basic pharmacology in vivo/in vitro models   
  •   Able to understand/Interpret safety/pharmacology/toxicology data   
  •   Experience inthe assigned therapeutic area and with surrogate marker identification and application   
  •   Experience in managing/delivering clinical PK/PD modeling activities   
  •   Experience in managing/delivering PBPK, population PK and IVIVE   
  •   Understanding of mechanism-based drug interactions/In vivo/in vitro models   
  •   General knowledge of Biopharmaceutics/Biostatistics/Pharmacogenomics   
  •   Sufficient Knowledge of phases of Drug development   
 
Other critical Capabilities/Skills:   
  •   Able to communicate quantitative clinical pharmacology PK/PD core activities at a PST/ CRST and sub-team level in a manner that promotes productive relationships.   
  •   Ability to effectively contribute to interdisciplinary team meetings and, able to effectively leading sub-teams (e.g. QCP sub-team) motivating others in matrix/departmental environment.   
  •   Able to represent function and our company at regulatory meetings   
  •   Understand drug development bridging strategies   
  •   Ability to anticipate program needs and problem-solve, sharing critical data within the team and the line andproactively proposing solutions,   
  •   Working in a matrix team based environment being the initiator of the assigned part ofdevelopment plans and studies   
  •   Scientific expertise recognized internally and externally   
  
Experience and education: 
  • The candidates should have demonstrated experience (through examples) of participating and contributing to the development and execution of the clinical plan, with specific input and expertise in the clinical pharmacology components, including regulatory aspects (e.g briefing documents, MHRA meetings, pediatric plans, INDs, regulatory responses for labelling activities), 
  • and is able to attend regulatory meetings representing function and our company with minimal coaching.  
  • A strong understanding of pharmacodynamic and translational methods, experimental medicine tools, regulatory requirements, PK/PD, DMPK, population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling  and simulation. 
  • Pharm D or PhD education level. 

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