Associate Director - in vitro Study Direction

Job Overview:

We have a great opportunity for an Associate Director in our Metabolism group in Madison, WI. In this role you will lead an in vitro Study Director team requiring additional high level scientific support for staff training and development. In this role you will:
  • Act as in vitro Drug Metabolism Subject Matter Expert (SME) in support of program management functions and consultancy services, and is one of the key contacts for other departments. Actively participates in client meetings (externally and internally) to promote services.
  • Acts as Scientific reviewer for complex protocols, data sets and reports in all metabolism disciplines prior to Sponsor review
  • Drives process toward meeting departmental goals and objectives and takes any required corrective action. Develops scientific training programs and initiatives to assist in the development of metabolism staff. Acts as a mentor to other members of in vitro staff within Metabolism, including SDs and scientific staff.

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III. Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses


  • PhD or equivalent MSc/BSc degree in an appropriate scientific discipline with experience in performing research with in vitro Drug Metabolism field. Minimum of 15 years experience in Pharma and/or CRO.
  • Experience managing a group of scientists ranging in experience.
  • Experience of a range of in vitro metabolism techniques/approaches relevant to the department and/or unique expertise for a specific scientific service
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and supervision
  • Experience of requirements for working within a GLP and GCP (as appropriate) environment
  • Skilled data interpretation and report writing experience
  • Working knowledge of software (eg, MS Word, Excel), specialty applications (e.g., Analyst, Sigmaplot, WinNonLin Phoenix), and general IT skills


I. Experience:

Minimum Required:

  • Minimum of 15 years experience in Pharma and/or CRO.
  • Recognized scientific leadership, a track record in client management & demonstrated expertise within the industry are pre-requisites for this role.
  • Expert understanding of the drug development process, regulatory requirements and the scientific techniques of Metabolism studies required.
  • Extensive experience of client management and technical expertise in the relevant business line, to prepare complex programmes involving DMPK
  • Fully competent in a Study Director role or equivalent and have developed skills and competencies in the relevant study types.
  • Skilled in delivering presentations and leading meetings.
  • Skilled in time management, planning, strategy and budgeting.

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