AbbVie Group Scientific Director - Head, Translational Neuroscience in Lake County, Illinois
Group Scientific Director - Head, Translational Neuroscience
USA, Illinois, Lake County
Research & Development
Personally or through a direct report, leads and demonstrates ownership of the design and implementation of multiple clinical development programs (or one large, complex program) in support of the overall product development plan, based on strong medical and scientific principles, knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements, AbbVie’s customers, markets, business operations and emerging issues. Oversees project-related education of investigators, study site personnel, AbbVie study staff.
Responsible for Translational Medicine & Research for CNS
Has overall responsibility for leading and mentoring clinical study teams, monitoring overall study integrity and review, interpretation and communication of accumulating data pertaining to safety and efficacy of the molecule. Along with Clinical Operations, is responsible for ensuring agreed-upon study enrollment and overall timelines for key deliverables.
Has primary responsibility for and ownership of design, analysis, interpretation and reporting of scientific content of protocols, Investigator Brochures, Clinical Study reports, regulatory submissions and responses and other program documents.
Manages one level of Medical and Scientific Directors (typically 2 to 4) and/or Clinical Scientists. This responsibility involves direct oversight of clinical development activities and/or management of personnel who may be working on other projects. Responsible for hiring, onboarding, mentoring, training and supporting career development of these individuals.
May chair Clinical Strategy Team(s), with responsibility for development of a rigorous, cross-functionally-aligned, vetted Clinical Development Plan with full consideration of contingencies and alternative approaches. In this capacity, responsibilities may include supervision of matrix team members and serving as the Clinical Research representative to lend clinical development and medical expertise to Asset Development Teams (ADTs) and ADT Leadership Boards (ALBs).
Serves as the in-house clinical expert for one or more molecules and diseases in the therapeutic area, coordinating and leading appropriate scientific activities with internal stakeholders as they relate to ongoing projects. May participate in or lead clinical development contributions to due diligence or other business development activity. As required by program needs, contributes in partnership with Discovery colleagues to design and implementation of translational strategies.
Acts as clinical lead and actively solicits opinion leader interactions related to the disease area(s); partners with Medical Affairs, Commercial and other functions in these activities as required, consistent with corporate policies, to ensure that broad cross-functional perspectives are incorporated into Clinical Development Plans and protocols as appropriate.
Stays abreast of professional information and technology through conferences, medical literature and other available training, to augment expertise in the therapeutic area. May represent AbbVie at key external meetings.
Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for complying with those requirements. Serves as a clinical representative for key regulatory discussions.
Ensures adherence to Good Clinical Practices, pharmacovigilance standards, standard operating procedures and to all other quality standards in conducting resear
Bachelors degree in the sciences; advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD) preferred.
At least 10 years of clinical trial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, or equivalent.
Ability to run a complex clinical research program independently.
Proven leadership skills and ability to bring out the best in others on a cross-functional global team. Must be able to lead and manage through influence.
Demonstrated commitment to training and development of junior-level staff, using best judgment to assure that they work with an appropriate level of autonomy.
Ability to interact externally and internally to support a global scientific and business strategy.
Extensive knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory and compliance requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development of clinical strategy and the design of study protocols.
Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.
Ability to exercise judgment and address complex problems and create solutions across multiple projects.
AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Job Type: Experienced