WuXi AppTec

Associate Director - DMPK

Job Locations US-NJ-Cranbury
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WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device open-access capability and technology platform with global operations. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused platform, WuXi AppTec Group provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services to help our worldwide customers and partners shorten the discovery and development time and lower the

cost of drug and medical device R&D through cost-effective and efficient solutions.

At our Laboratory Testing Division, we provide a world class, globally integrated testing solution for drug development and medical device innovation. We enable scientists to transform ideas into the best healthcare products, accelerate the race from bench to bedside, and ultimately improve human life.

Our New Jersey site specializes in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries.  We are seeking a DMPK Director within our DMPK Discorvery In Life Group located in Cranbury NJ. 


Job Summary:  Chosen candidate will lead scientific and technology building in the area of PKPD for drug discovery and development.  He or She will lead and manage a team to provide DMPK platform service in the areas of PK/PD.  In addition, he or she will be responsible to develop and maintain close positive relationships with project managers, core study team members and others to drive collaboration and expectations, proactive risk management, productive interdepartmental communications, and excellent project delivery.  Will provide leadership and mentoring to the team on performance management, career development, recruitment and retention strategies.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage and supervise a team of scientific/technical, administrative and personnel activities in the DMPK department.
  • Lead team to deliver target revenue and improve profit margin by managing resources and cost efficiently and effectively. Set priority and allocate appropriate resources/work schedule to ensure timely delivery of projects.
  • Manage and mentor team personnel performance through motivation and performance recognition, their career advancement and continue education.
  • Lead new products launch and implement new strategies and technologies to enhance DMPK capabilities.
  • Evaluate service cost, provide pricing strategy, and serve as functional technical/scientific experts for business department and commercial team to win business.
  • Ensure the team to fully compliance with WuXi AppTec’s safety policies, Department and facility SOPs/Guidance to maintain a safe work environment and regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for sponsors and regulatory authority audit.
  • Contribute to the organizational and strategic planning of the DMPK.
  • Ability to lead, manage, organize, and interact effectively with other teams, stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Promote company’s safety policies, practices and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Job Requirements

Experience / Education:  

  • Personal experience in drug development or manufacturing at the manufacturing at the managerial level; Masters or Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, chemistry, biological sciences or other related scientific discipline or equivalent in experience; >12 year experience in pharmaceutical research and development with >5 years in a managerial position or work equivalent experience.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Expert working knowledge in PK/PD, with ability to conduct challenging studies under limited supervision
  • Experience in managing complex programs with significant financial value.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions independently.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Expert knowledge of commonly used scientific concepts, practices, and procedures within bioanalytical field.
  • Significant experience at planning and executing DMPK assays to investigate novel targets in the field of discovery and development DMPK.
  • Working knowledge of the relationship of the CRO industry with pharmaceutical / biotechnological companies.


Physical Requirements:  

  • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to biohazards / Chemicals.
  • Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
  • Clarity of Vision
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
  • Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding
  • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability


This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.


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