Secondary Pharmacology Lead

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The in vitro Secondary Pharmacology Lead is responsible for in vitro Secondary Pharmacology activities supporting the people, portfolio, innovation and productivity goals of DSRD and WRDM. This position provides strong leadership to the in vitro Secondary Pharmacology group encouraging an environment that enables colleagues to fully contribute, models the Pfizer Leadership Behaviors and Values and embeds a rewarding scientific climate. The in vitro Secondary Pharmacology Lead develops strategic direction for the in vitro Secondary Pharmacology area (science, technology, strategy, operations, etc...) and is accountable for implementation and execution of initiatives. The in vitro Secondary Pharmacology Lead is also responsible for review and approval of all aspects of in vitro Secondary Pharmacology work including study design, data interpretation, report writing, study finalization, and responses to regulatory and team inquiries. There will also be an external leadership component to 'influence the external environment' (e.g. regulatory guidance and evolving scientific thinking).

May provide management of DSRD Outsourced studies, including protocol development, monitoring, study conduct and adherence to the protocol and Pfizer expectations, appropriately communicating and reviewing study updates, reviewing and approving of reports, and partnering with DSRD Team Leads (DSTL) and/or other team representatives to monitor project related milestones.

May serve as Study Director and be responsible for protocol development, design, conduct, data interpretation and reporting of exploratory, mechanistic and/or GLP studies in accordance with the regulatory definitions of a Study Director when appropriate.

The in vitro Secondary Pharmacology Lead is responsible, as a member of the Global Toxicology extended leadership team, for enabling and supporting the DSRD business model to deliver the WRD portfolio and provide value to DSRD, WRDM and Pfizer.

  • Develop and lead the in vitro Secondary Pharmacology group so as to maintain a highly motivated, productive and innovative discipline that builds on best practices to improve the strategies and tactics associated with this work area.
  • Responsible for developing strategies to improve the overall quality of in vitro Secondary
  • Pharmacology work conducted both internally or at CROs.
  • Provides primary point of contact for other DSRD and WRDM lines for all interfaces related to in vitro Secondary Pharmacology activities and strategies.
  • May serve as Study Director
  • Responsible for oversight of all phases of outsourced studies (study enabling, study setup, in-life, and reporting). Responsible for partnering with DSRD DSTLs and SMEs to ensure study milestones are appropriately timed and meet necessary scientific and regulatory requirements. Responsible for participating in on-site monitoring of study activities at CRO sites and CRO qualifications as needed. Provides input/feedback to Line Management, Outsourcing, and CRO staff on issue resolution, best practices and opportunities for improving activities and relationships
  • Participates in review of draft research reports to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Participates, as needed, as a Drug Safety Team Lead (DSTL), maximum 40%.
  • Participates, as needed, to global efforts or teams ensuring the quality and continuous improvement.
  • Influences the internal and external environment in the Secondary Pharmacology discipline

  • Ph.D. or D.V.M., or equivalent experience, with relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, 5 years
  • Deep knowledge in all aspects of Secondary Pharmacology and strong scientific skills
  • Track record of strategic thinking and leading and motivating teams is essential
  • Preferred Previous Experience:
  • Demonstrated capability with relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, lead, and manage in a matrixed, multi-line environment

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Relocation support available

Last day to apply: February 7, 2023


Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.


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