Principal Scientist, PK Sciences Oncology

Job Description

450 projects straddling discovery through development in PK Sciences (PKS) for you to represent the PK/PD/ADME discipline on discovery and development project teams. As a project team member, you will suggest and implement strategies and tactics to advance high-quality entities as part of the overall program(s).

PK Sciences (PKS) is a global organization of about 300 associates, situated within Translational Medicine (TM), the clinical research arm of NIBR. PK Sciences plays a pivotal role in bringing innovative medicines to patients, by building on research advances to develop new therapies, bridging drug discovery and clinical application. PK Science is an enterprise organization, working across both NIBR and the Global Drug Development (GDD) organizations to advance the scientific knowledge of pharmacokinetics, metabolism and clinical pharmacology.

In the role of Principal Scientist, PKS Oncology, you will develop and implement PK/PD and clinical pharmacology strategies to support antibody drug conjugate and radioligand therapy discovery through IND. You will help to develop drug discovery strategies for the testing and evaluation of PK/PD properties of antibody drug conjugate and radioligand therapy drug candidates. This unique role will provide matrix leadership to collaborate, align and influence across the cross-functional team to identify and mitigate key project issues related to the pharmacokinetic sciences [PKS] discipline (PK, PK/PD, metabolism and clinical pharmacology).

In addition, you will be responsible for the PK, PK/PD and M&S component of study reports, project summaries and author pharmacokinetic/clinical pharmacology/biopharmaceutics sections of IND / IMPDs to meet regulatory requirements as well as prepare appropriate responses to Health Authority questions across the globe. You will have the opportunity to oversee or perform PK and PK/PD analyses using a variety of tools and approaches and integrate, interpret and report data to project teams and other customers.

Minimum requirements :
What you will bring to this role:

• Ph.D. / Pharm.D. with relevant experience in clinical pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics or a related biologic background.
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in drug discovery and/or development in a relevant (academia, CRO, biotech or Pharma) environment in a lead role overseeing antibody drug conjugate and/or radioligand therapydiscovery.
• Extensive and in-depth knowledge of pharmacokinetics including, drug metabolism and PK/PD evaluation, experience in working in project teams (preferably global) as well as sound awareness of recent developments in drug development and regulatory sciences.
• In-depth understanding of the PK, PK/PD and clinical pharmacology specific to antibody drug conjugates, radioligand therapeutics and/or other complex modalities.
• Demonstrated ability to think holistically and provide cross-functional leadership to identify PK/PD related questions critical for discovery, design and development of novel modalities.
• Understanding of bioanalytical methods pertaining to biologics, small molecules and radiopharmaceuticals
• Experience with PBPK and/or mechanism-based modeling is a plus.
• Understanding of radiobiology and radiation dosimetry is a plus.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.

Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience

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Minimum requirements

What you will bring to this role:

Minimum requirements :
• Ph.D. / Pharm.D. with relevant experience in clinical pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics or a related biologic background.
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in drug discovery and/or development in a relevant (academia, CRO, biotech or Pharma) environment in a lead role overseeing antibody drug conjugate and/or radioligand therapydiscovery.
• Extensive and in-depth knowledge of pharmacokinetics including, drug metabolism and PK/PD evaluation, experience in working in project teams (preferably global) as well as sound awareness of recent developments in drug development and regulatory sciences.
• In-depth understanding of the PK, PK/PD and clinical pharmacology specific to antibody drug conjugates, radioligand therapeutics and/or other complex modalities.
• Demonstrated ability to think holistically and provide cross-functional leadership to identify PK/PD related questions critical for discovery, design and development of novel modalities.
• Understanding of bioanalytical methods pertaining to biologics, small molecules and radiopharmaceuticals
• Experience with PBPK and/or mechanism-based modeling is a plus.
• Understanding of radiobiology and radiation dosimetry is a plus.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.

Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience

Why consider Novartis?
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We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
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