Associate Director/Director, Medical Research, Pulmonary
Company: Acceleron Pharma
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Who are we?
Acceleron is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the
discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics to
treat serious and rare diseases. The Company's leadership in the
understanding of TGF-beta superfamily biology and protein
engineering generates innovative compounds that engage the body's
ability to regulate cellular growth and repair.
Acceleron focuses its research and development efforts in
hematologic, neuromuscular, and pulmonary diseases. In hematology,
Acceleron and its global collaboration partner, Bristol-Myers
Squibb, are co-promoting newly approved Reblozyl--
(luspatercept-aamt), the first and only approved erythroid
maturation agent, in the United States and are developing
luspatercept for the treatment of chronic anemia in myelodysplastic
syndromes and myelofibrosis. Acceleron is also advancing its
neuromuscular program with ACE-083, a locally-acting Myostatin+
agent in Phase 2 development in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and is
conducting a Phase 2 pulmonary program with sotatercept in
pulmonary arterial hypertension.
What will you be doing?
Reporting to the VP of Medical Research/Pulmonary Therapeutic Area
Head, the Associate Director/Director of Medical Research will
provide medical leadership and guidance for Acceleron's clinical
development programs in the pulmonary therapeutic area. This
position will support the overall program development strategy and
program goals ensuring the highest scientific/medical standards are
met, including the achievement of goals that are consistent with
the overall corporate vision, mission and objectives.
Initiating, communicating, and executing well-conceived clinical
development plans in support of the discovery, development and
commercial mission of Acceleron
Responsible for the strategic and operational medical input to the
design, planning, initiation, completion, analysis and reporting of
clinical trials in the pulmonary therapeutic area
Providing clinical input on all IND/NDA/BLA preparation activities
including data collection, database lock, analysis and write-up of
biomarker and pharmacodynamic endpoints
Developing and implementing ongoing projects with agreed upon
strategic goals, product profiles, product development plans, and
project plans to meet milestones and timelines en route to full
Communicating Acceleron's clinical development goals and
accomplishments to the external community, investigators, key
opinion leaders and corporate partners
Participating in, and provide clinical support to business
development activities on an as-needed basis
What are we looking for?
M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree required
Subspecialty training and board eligibility/certification in
pulmonary or related discipline with or without critical care
Prior experience (2-5 years) working in the biopharmaceutical
industry and/or academic setting within pulmonary therapeutic area
Strong strategic planning and product evaluation
Familiarity with global regulatory and cGCP standards
Superb verbal and written communication and presentation
Excellent interpersonal, motivational and collaboration skills
Entrepreneurial spirit; comfortable with rapid change, resource
constraints, and the need to be flexible about roles
How will you grow with us?
This opportunity will allow you to help drive the pulmonary
therapeutic area at Acceleron and collaborate with knowledgeable
and passionate team members. This position will enjoy and benefit
from an ability to influence at an early stage the development of
our pulmonary therapeutic area, including developing new areas of
focus beyond the current focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Further, you will gain exposure to development programs outside of
the pulmonary TA, including exposure within our hematologic and
neuromuscular TA programs here at Acceleron. It is an exciting time
to work at Acceleron, with our company growth and advancing drug
pipeline. You will tackle exciting challenges in a fast-paced
environment working with other professionals dedicated to applying
our technology to improve the lives of patients with pulmonary
disease while helping us to develop new critical initiatives within
the pulmonary therapeutic area. Grow in your career and join our
- In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be
required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United
States and complete the required employment eligibility
verification document form upon hire.
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