Director Antibody Drug Conjugate Programs
AstraZeneca

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Posted in Pharmaceuticals
about 1 month ago



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Job Description

Our Values
At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Every one of our people is important to the work we do and everyone plays a part in ensuring we put patients first! At AstraZeneca we're relentlessly curious about science and pursue our work with passion. We believe that when we follow the science, together we can make game-changing discoveries that can transform the lives of patients around the world.

Working at AstraZeneca
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.

Site Description
Our Gaithersburg campus employs more than 3,500 specialists in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces, all designed to inspire collaboration and cross-functional science. This is where you'll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

Overview
This Role requires a broad, comprehensive understanding of the drug development process and science areas within Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs). Develops and makes available new knowledge and technology within the Bioscience area, as well as oversees others on scientific and technological aspects. Contributes significantly towards business development and organizational strategy.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Acts as the senior expert in Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs), leading a group to deliver on organizational priorities
  • Uses expertise to support the development of strategies and objectives for and drug discovery in ADCs, and ensures these are aligned to broader AstraZeneca goals and objectives
  • Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness of internal and external developments that could affect the ADC sub-family, and shares this with team members as appropriate
  • Identifies new drug development opportunities
  • Fosters a working environment that promotes innovative science
  • Builds networks with other team leaders and external experts in area or expertise to ensure AstraZeneca is poised to deliver on both it's innovative science and drug projects
  • Manages a large team focused to deliver in ADCs
  • Oversees complex and cutting-edge projects to provide guidance in the next wave of oncology drug delivery
  • Ensures that all work within the group is compliant with Good Laboratory Practice, Safety, Health and Environment standards and all other relevant internal and external regulations and standards

Essential Education, Skills and ExperienceEducation Required:
  • PhD degree in a relevant scientific discipline with strong experience in cancer biology

Skills and Experience Required:
  • Extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the drug discovery process
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in defining and setting strategy and priorities for a large team delivering ADCs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced training in this scientific discipline
  • Expert reputation within the business and scientific community


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