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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Assoc. Director, Clin/Pharm



Full Time

On Site


Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States

Our Clinical Pharmacology Leads have key roles to play in influencing the discovery and

development of drugs. It is exciting, critical work and you could be part of it. Pfizer is a leader

in model-based drug development, and we are expanding its influence in target validation and

selection. We have an open position as Clinical Pharmacology Lead supporting our Oncology Clinical Pharmacology team with working on one of our full development assets. Clinical Pharmacology Leads are also responsible for planning and direction of clinical pharmacology components of clinical programs (including clinical development plan/life cycle plan) and studies (including protocol preparation; clinical phase oversight, and reporting).

Act as Clinical Pharmacology representative on Clinical Sub Team and Development Team as


• Participate in implementing model based drug development using quantitative approaches to

address complex questions arising during drug development spanning from target validation to

analysis and interpretation of Phase II results.

• Responsible for providing the clinical pharmacology components of Clinical Plans and

provides clinical pharmacology expertise to the project team including plan, design and oversee

clinical pharmacology studies with operational assistance from operations colleagues

• Fully knowledgeable about the clinical pharmacology profile of allocated drugs on which studies are being conducted or which are called for in the protocol.

• Coordinates with medical writers (and other team members) in the data review, analysis and

reporting of the CP study. Responsible, in conjunction with medical writer, for overall content

and accuracy of study report before forwarding for final sign-off.

• Accountable and responsible for non-compartmental analysis of PK data and accountable for

ensuring appropriate PK-PD analysis including population PK, PK-PD modeling and simulation,

meta-analysis etc.

• Directs the planning of all relevant PK-PD analyses. Responsible for use of innovative

analytical methods to integrate knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, patient

characteristics and disease states to optimize doses, dosage regimens and study designs

throughout clinical drug development in collaboration with pharmacometrics and statistics (as


• Provides recommendations for clinical doses and dosing algorithms (including drug interaction

advice, food effects, special group dosing etc) to the clinical and Development teams and in

regulatory documentation.

• Leads clinical pharmacology contributions to all regulatory documents including Investigator

Brochures, EOP2 meetings. Leads the resolution of clinical pharmacology queries from drug

regulatory agencies, takes a lead role in writing and reviewing responses to regulatory queries.

• Provides Clinical Pharmacology expertise to Discovery. During the pre-clinical stages of drug

development works with Research to ensure quantitative mechanistic understanding and

preclinical PK-PD knowledge exist to underwrite human administration.

• Accountable for ensuring that there are valid methods for measuring drug concentration (and

any biochemical biomarkers) in the clinic.

• May participate in multidisciplinary teams in assessing potential in-licensing opportunities, as

requested by line management.

• May act as clinician for phase I studies or clinical lead / research project lead for specific drug

development projects.

Strong quantitative skills and expertise (e.g. experience in mechanistic PKPD modeling/systems

pharmacology, literature meta-analyses, population modeling, and clinical trial simulations)


• PhD in Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacometrics, Engineering or other

suitable post-graduate qualification

• 3-5 years of industry experience in clinical pharmacology and/or clinical PK/PD and/or


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated presentation skills

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

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