Director* Clinical Pharmacology

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A genuine interest and understanding of the science supporting the pipeline, an ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team setting, and a commitment to developing new treatments for patients with cancer are critical for success.


Core responsibilities:

  • Supervise or leads the analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical pharmacokinetic data
  • Drives the necessary PKPD, exposure response and translational modeling and quantitative pharmacology activities to achieve mechanistic understanding of novel drug candidates, and support optimal dose and dosing schedule decisions
  • Supervise or plans, designs, executes and reports program-specific clinical pharmacology studies (e.g. assessment of QT, food effect, ADME, DDI strategy, special populations, etc.) to support development and rapid registration of BioNTech products, by working cross-functionally with Translational Sciences Lead, Clinical Research, Biomarker operations specialists and other partners
  • Partners with research leads for the design and data analysis/interpretation of pharmacokinetic (PK), toxicokinetic and pharmacodynamics (PD) aspects of preclinical studies
  • Provides state of the art clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics input in regulatory documents (e.g. IB, regulatory briefing book,  NDA/BLA)
  • Provides translational PK expertise and representation at global health authority meetings
  • Recruit, guide and train junior staff



  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmacometrics, or related discipline, or Pharm.D. or M.D. with relevant experience
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry including a strong understanding of early and late drug development process from IND through NDA/BLA
  • Direct experience in leading clinical pharmacology activities in drug development programs, from early exploratory studies to Phase 2/3 programs in Oncology and/or Infectious diseases.
  • Experience in translational research and/or pharmacometrics and its application to cancer drug development, including PKPD, exposure response and translational modeling activities to support optimal dose and dosing schedule decisions
  • Strong fundamental or research background with interest in understanding PK and PK/PD data in the context of complex biology
  • Preferred scientific and clinical background in Oncology and/or Infectious diseases
  • Proficient in using Phoenix WinNonlin, R, NONMEM, MATLAB or other pharmacokinetic and modeling software. 
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills, as well as proven ability to be self-motivated and able to work independently 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to efficiently relay information to project teams and other key stakeholders
  • Understand cross-functional needs and ability to serve as a matrix leader or lead in a matrix environment
  • Ability to effectively recruit, guide and train junior staff
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken)

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