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Sr. Director, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

ID: 1549
Department: DMPK
Location: Cambridge Headquarters
# of Openings: 1

Description

Position description:

We are seeking a talented, highly motivated and experienced scientist to lead the DMPK function and join the Preclinical R&D leadership team at Ironwood.  This person will fill a critical role by guiding the necessary scientific strategy and support for Ironwood’s programs at all stages of drug discovery and development.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong scientific track record and a passion for working with cross-functional teams to advance a pipeline.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision, leadership and strategic guidance for the DMPK function and to the wider R&D organization

  • Oversee and lead ongoing Ironwood sponsored internal and external DMPK research in support of programs and across platform areas

  • Engage in cross-functional translational science to effectively and efficiently advance drug discovery and development programs

  • Foster internal collaboration and coordination across Ironwood’s R&D functions with particular focus on Pharmacology, Discovery Chemistry, Translational Science and Clinical Pharmacology

  • Manage the DMPK function, develop group goals, priorities, resource requirements; manage and track budgets and timelines

  • Mentor and develop the talented scientists within DMPK to foster a dynamic team environment and expand in-house scientific/technical capabilities

  • Represent and connect Ironwood to the broader research community to build and maintain strong scientific relationships

  • Critically evaluate scientific literature and new technology as it relates to the discovery and development of new medicines

 

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. with approximately 15 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Strong management and leadership skills, with emphasis on developing and mentoring scientists

  • Thorough understanding of current practice and innovative advances in bioanalysis, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics

  • Data-driven and pragmatic approach to problem-solving and demonstrated experience driving programs through discovery and development

  • Experience with DMPK strategy and communication in support of regulatory submissions

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills


Ironwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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