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Sunovion Director, Translational Medicine (CNS Disorders) in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Director, Translational Medicine (with Clinical experience in Neurology) to join our R&D Organization in Marlborough, MA.

The Director of Translational Medicine will contribute to the TMED group's mission of providing a strong scientific link between Discovery and Clinical Development. TMED develops and advances early-stage drug development programs to enable Sunovion to make more rapid and effective decisions in Phase 1-3 clinical development of medicines to treat CNS disorders. This position will play a key role in leading and advancing early development programs in neuroscience. Sunovion's approach to utilizing an array of tools such as bioinformatics, biomarkers, in vivo imaging techniques and unique disease model development creating a more effective bridge between discovery research and clinical R&D.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Experimental Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling and Simulation and Program teams on approaches to define pharmacologic mechanisms of action and achieve sufficient clinical evidence of efficacy in humans to support the target and or compound for late stage development.

  • Interface with Clinical Operations, Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management as well as New Product Planning groups.

  • Present programs at internal review and strategy meetings.

  • Attend scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts, and deliver presentations of scientific findings.

  • Define work processes to ensure flexible and highly efficient trial throughputs.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • MD required with 5-7 years of clinical experience in neurology.

  • Experience overseeing and conducting clinical trials strongly preferred.

  • Proven ability in advancing novel compounds from Phase I and beyond preferred.

  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to function effectively in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Meaningful experience in the field of genetics.

  • Demonstrated expertise in research as evidenced by a peer reviewed publications record, successful grant applications, etc.

  • Ability to recognize and exploit novel enabling technologies including but not exclusive to biomarkers, bioinformatics and in vivo imaging techniques. Experience negotiating with FDA and other regulatory bodies.

  • Experience with patient reported outcomes and familiarity with digital health trends and developments.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully challenge established practices and concepts. with the ability to support innovation, should it take one outside of their own comfort zone.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully challenge established practices and concepts.


Confidential Data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance :Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sunovion are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a personal computer for extended periods of time.

Lead the way to a healthier world by putting patients at the center of everything we do

We are focused on developing innovative therapies and transforming the lives of people with serious medical conditions. We are creating innovative psychiatric, neurological and respiratory therapies that help transform people's lives, while at the same time we are playing an increasingly active role in the future of global health.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Sunovion is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.