Director of Pharmaceutical Research and Development

New York, New York
Apr 25, 2021
May 05, 2021
Organization Type
Director of Pharmaceutical Research and Development


Our client is currently seeking an accomplished Director level Scientist manage and lead the pharmaceutical product development group at center for biomedical research CBR in New York City, developing innovative sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products.

This position is part of a major expansion at CBR and the consolidation of CBR's HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health pharmaceutical development teams.

The new Director will:
  1. Establish and oversee his/her own pharmaceutical development lab at CBR.
  1. Lead CBR's combined pharmaceutical development team (currently three labs and 11 staff).
  1. Develop and execute a strategic plan to double the size of the group within the next five years.
  1. Work with colleagues to develop new strategic initiatives and alliances that will guide CBR's product development activities for the next 10 to 15 years.

  1. Lead CBR's consolidated pharmaceutical development team of three laboratories.
  2. Work in partnership with cross disciplinary project team members to select drug substances and drug delivery systems suitable for formulation development.
  3. Write grant applications and participate in other fund-raising activities.
  4. Work closely with Global Supply organizations involved with the design of dosage forms and development of manufacturing processes of drug product.
  5. Design, conduct and/or oversee in vitro experiments to evaluate drug products using principles of quality by design and understanding of drug product manufacturing processes.
  6. Provide technical guidance for regulatory submissions for products
  7. Propose and execute strategies to resolve quality investigations of drug products.
  8. Mentor other scientists
  9. Maintain an awareness of and contribute to current scientific literature through publishing in high-impact peer-review journals; actively apply new concepts as appropriate.
  10. Lead and/or support departmental initiatives such as new technology development and continuous improvement projects.
  11. Represent the client at scientific conferences.
  12. Co-chair CBR's Jeiven/CBR Fellowship program

  1. Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, chemical engineering or chemistry, with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in academia or pharmaceutical industry
  2. Experience in developing oral, topical, implantable, or injectable formulations; application of principles of engineering and physical chemistry in designing and characterizing formulations.
  4. Experience generating and interpreting experimental data; solving problems combining data with mathematical modeling of underlying phenomenon desired.
  5. Experience collaborating with pre-clinical colleagues in product development.
  6. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  7. Experience in providing support for regulatory submissions (e.g. Investigational New Drug Applications, New Drug Applications).
  8. Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, efficiency, forward-planning, and follow-through.
  9. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and activities while meeting tight deadlines
  10. Proven ability to think critically, proactive in problem-solving and able to independently manage timelines and priorities.
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to diversity: demonstrated ability to effectively engage with a broad range of colleagues and partners at multiple levels, and strong written and oral communication skills.
  12. Self-motivated; flexible and adaptable; creative; and hard-working with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
  13. Strong supervisory skills; ability to delegate work.
  14. Track record of scientific innovation and publication.
  15. Successful fundraising experience, grant writing and other fundraising experience.


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