Director, Global Clinical Development-Rheumatology And Immunology

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Posted 4 months ago
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Job Description
Otsuka is seeking a Director, Global Clinical Development (GCD), who will be responsible for the design and oversight of clinical research programs and protocols for OPDC products under good clinical practices (GCP). This is a remote position.
The incumbent will be responsible for the evaluation and clinical development of Rheumatology, Immunology and Specialty Medicine products at different stages of development for a global health-care market. The specific duties assigned to the Director, Global Clinical Development include the following:
  • Consults with patients or their representatives, clinical, regulatory, and scientific leaders and thoughtfully applies their recommendations toward optimizing trial objectives, designs and protocols.
  • Develops focused expertise to serve as an clinical/medical scientific consultant to health economic, medical affairs, marketing, regulatory, statistical and other research project team members, and to external regulatory agencies.
  • Authors program strategies (i.e., GDCP) and oversees trials essential for determining the clinical safety, efficacy, medical usefulness and value of drug or medical device product candidates.
  • Interprets and communicates results of Phase I-IV investigations in preparation for a new drug.
  • Acts as the signatory on NDA submissions and clinical study and safety documents.
  • Involved in product life cycle management from the earliest stages of development, constantly seeking innovations to add value strategically.
  • Provides strategic oversight in our vendor and CRO relationships and provides clinical input into their governance committees.
  • Will help lead and support regulatory filing activities and documents. Providing strategic direction and editing to provide concise, clear, and convincing argumentation in all written and verbal communications.
  • A clinician (M.D., or D.O.) preferably a rheumatology / immunology background including prior management experience (direct or indirect). Supplementary degrees (e.g., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.) are a plus. In exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates with other clinical/scientific doctorates (e.g. D.M.D., D.D.S., Pharm.D., Psy.D., D.V.M., or Ph.D. may be considered if complemented by a team or consulting clinician.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical practice experience and/o academic translational clinical research experience (as a general guideline, 1-3 years for Associate Director level; 3-6 years for Director and 6-9 years is typically required depending on type of experience at application).
  • A thorough knowledge of clinical medicine and science management. This entails defining critical objectives clearly and maintaining focus toward achieving business outcomes on time, on budget and with superior quality.
  • ≥ 5 years of involvement in clinical research or drug development in an academic or industry environment across clinical activities in Phases I through IV.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in meetings and via written and oral presentations is essential. This includes facility with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Demonstrated experience leading, managing, and motivating team members (e.g., internal staff and external investigators or consultants).
  • While not essential, prior personnel management experience, will support position at entry (Associate Director/Director).
  • An advanced understanding of drug development principles and clinical trial implementation, management and reporting are essential and will be further developed, including:
  • Flexibility in working across different therapeutic areas and experience in different stages of clinical development.
  • Working knowledge of associated disciplines, including immunology, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, formulation science, data management, and medical writing.
  • Complete understanding of the global regulatory requirements. Demonstrated experience in successful regulatory filings, while not essential, is an advantage.
Accountability for Results - Stay focused on key strategic objectives, be accountable for high standards of performance, and take an active role in leading change.
Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving - Make decisions considering the long-term impact to customers, patients, employees, and the business.
Patient & Customer Centricity - Maintain an ongoing focus on the needs of our customers and/or key stakeholders.
Impactful Communication - Communicate with logic, clarity, and respect. Influence at all levels to achieve the best results for Otsuka.
Respectful Collaboration - Seek and value others’ perspectives and strive for diverse partnerships to enhance work toward common goals.
Empowered Development - Play an active role in professional development as a business imperative.
Minimum $179,721.00 - Maximum $268,755.00, plus incentive opportunity: The range shown represents a typical pay range or starting salary for candidates hired to perform the work. Other elements may be used to determine actual salary such as the candidate’s job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in role. This information is provided to applicants in accordance with states and local laws.
Company benefits: comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, company provided Basic Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) match, PTO allotment each calendar year, paid holidays, and paid leave programs as well as other company provided benefits.
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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation, if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply to this job opening as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Accommodation Request.

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Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Director

Remote Job:

  • Yes

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies (U.S.)
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