Director, Analytical Development
Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Waltham Posted Date: Jun 7 2021 Director, Analytical Development will lead a team of US-based, globally oriented analytical experts in oversight of externalized development, validation and transfer of analytical methods for new assets under GSK Strategic External Development oversight, which could include small molecules, oligonucleotides, antibody-drug conjugates, etc. Accountability: Director, Analytical Development will lead a group of internal and external analytical team members accountable for the development, use, and validation of robust drug substance and/or drug product analytical methodologies, establishment and justification of associated specifications for a broad range of molecules. Director, Analytical Development will be accountable for the provision of high quality scientific contribution to support portfolio progression from early to late phase project development including input to regulatory files (IND, IMPD, BLA, MAA, etc.). The job holder is accountable for the generation of critical data to support control strategies to ensure quality safe medicines reach all our patients; for the delivery of excellence in quality analytical method, data and knowledge to enable key decisions during development and technology transfer of methods. Director, Analytical Development will provide leadership to the team, including the development of scientific capability in core areas. Additionally, the job holder is accountable for oversight of analytical activities performed by external partners. Key Responsibilities: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners to ensure successful analytical strategies are positioned and implemented for the pipeline molecules in the Strategic External Development organization. Provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to a group of analytical scientists on all aspects of analytics for all projects residing within the group and ensure staff are developed to their fullest potential by providing coaching, mentoring, and appropriate learning opportunities to optimize leading analytical sciences in a virtual setting. Ensure efficient and top-notch development, utilization, and transfer of high-quality and optimized analytical methods and associated specifications for drug substances and/or drug products that meet or exceed the expectations of internal partners and external regulators and that ensure the high and consistent quality and performance of drug substances and/or products. Ensure on-time delivery of high-quality CMC packages for submissions that meet or exceed the expectations of external regulators and lead to first-cycle approvals. Ensure the work conducted by external partners and the group is performed in accordance with GSK and external regulatory quality standards in the markets of interest and is also conducted in accordance with GSK and local EH&S standards Embrace inclusion and diversity to create and modern and dynamic working environment across the function. Ensure the team meets agreed performance, throughput and quality targets and that resourcing is aligned to R&D priorities Why you? Basic Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or related technical discipline 10 years' of industry experience Experience managing a group of analytical scientists Scientific knowledge in small molecule, oligonucleotide, monoclonal antibody and/or antibody-drug conjugate methodology and strategies Demonstrated experience with analytical method development, validation and transfer Experience in specification setting Experience of non-regulated, GLP and GMP processes necessary to develop a medicine ready for commercial release and supply to the clinic. Experience reviewing regulatory files (IND, IMPD, BLA, MAA, etc.). Experience effectively handle and appropriately escalate issues based on risk in a timely manner. Preferred Qualifications: PhD, MS in Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or related technical discipline with 12+ years of experience Experience with coaching, mentoring and developing a diverse group of analytical scientists Experience in building and managing relationships with 3rd parties and leading virtual CMC teams to deliver sound analytical control strategies for pharmaceutical starting materials, intermediates, active ingredients and drug products. Experience with drug substance and/or drug product characterization methodologies Strong understanding of product development disciplines and relationship of analytical testing to drug development Ability to analyze and trend data to drive continuous improvement Experience authoring regulatory files (IND, IMPD, BLA, MAA, etc.) *LI-GSK Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. 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