Scientific Leader- ViiV

Branford, CT
October 06 2020
Organization Type
Are you looking for a role in Pharmaceutical Sciences? The Scientific Leader role may be a fit for you.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Represent DMPK in discovery and development small molecule and biologics project teams. Initiate and engage in multifunctional collaborations to facilitate the advancement of drug candidates and build thorough knowledge of Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Develop and interpret ELISA and mass spec-based methods (e.g. LC-MS and LC-MS/MS) and perform analysis for the characterization and quantitation of small and large molecules, as well as evaluation of therapeutic proteins, including protein digestion and peptide separation and quantitation
  • Plan in vivo PK studies and work with CRO's to conduct such studies; use appropriate Pharmacokinetic software to analyze results, prepare documents and present data
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to write and review non GLP and GMP/GLP protocols and SOPs, candidate selection documents and other relevant documents necessary in advancing pharmaceutical compounds

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD degree focused in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology or related discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant industrial experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry with demonstrated impact on small molecules and biologics drug discovery and/or development
  • Experience with conducting Pharmacokinetic in vitro and in vivo studies, interpretation and analysis of the data and presentation of the results
  • Working experience with advancing small molecules from Research to Development, including all associated in vitro and in vivo studies as well as human dose prediction.
  • Familiarity with biologics and working experience with advancing large molecules (proteins, mAbs, etc.) to development

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience with Pharmacokinetic software programs such as Phoenix WinNonlin to calculate pharmacokinetic parameters
  • Experience with quantitative methods for small and large molecules such as LC-MS/MS and ELISA.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with tissue, cellular, sub-cellular, enzymatic and related biochemical methods used for characterization of potential immunological or other pharmacokinetic interactions, such as drug-drug interactions.
  • Experience with modelling systems that experience Target Mediated Drug Disposition and translation of preclinical data to clinical dose prediction is desirable
  • Pharmacokinetic understanding and rapid progression of parentally administered long-acting compounds is also desirable
  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An instinctive team player with excellent people skills

Why ViiV?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As ViiV focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.
  • Managing individual performance.
  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance.
  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation.
  • Building a resilient organisation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.
  • Managing P&L and capital allocation.

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at ViiV, please contact the ViiV Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

ViiV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

ViiV does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact ViiV's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and ViiV. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ViiV. ViiVshall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, ViiV may be required to capture and report expenses ViiV incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure ViiV's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit ViiV's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

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