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DSRD Chief Toxicology Scientist

Company: Pfizer Belgium
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Pfizer DSRD Chief Toxicology Scientist in Cambridge , Massachusetts ROLE SUMMARYDSRD Chief Toxicology Scientist (CTS) is senior advisor for development and implementation of safety and risk management strategies for Pfizer's portfolio across WRDM and GPD reporting to the SVP of DSRD. This role will bring unique subject matter expertise and deep scientific knowledge and insights to deliver disproportionate value to management and resolution of portfolio issues.ROLE RESPONSIBLITIESApply scientific rigor across DSRD activities and serve as primary scientific resource for nonclinical issuesMentor internal scientific staff and be visible contributor to outside organizationsLead Issue Management Teams (IMTs)Voting member of Global Portfolio Safety Review Committee (GPSRC)Lead Independent Toxicology Reviews (ITRs) of first global submissionsEnsure science and technology investments address current and future portfolio needs and scientific issues facing the Pfizer portfolioEnsure external engagement of DSRD scientists (scientific societies, NGOs, trade associations) supports business challenges facing pharmaceutical industryCo-lead (with Strategic Business Operations Lead) DSRD Strategy and Scientific Advisory Panels (D-SAP) to maintain cutting-edge scientific capabilitiesOrganize WRDM Distinguished Seminar Series that highlight cutting edge science being applied in our portfolioCTS assures robust reviews on issue resolution strategies, prioritization of investigative sciences resources, thorough scientific understanding of issues and recommendation of readiness of new laboratory assays. Accountable for Issue Management Teams where CTS assures timely resolution of nonclinical safety issues, guides the scientific resolution process and assesses the relevance of issues to humans. As senior member of DSRD, CTS will represent DSRD on various cross-line (e.g., Medicinal Sciences. PDM, Research Units) and cross-industry initiatives and advance translational assessments in partnership with other departments (e.g., Early Clinical Development). Through a matrix reporting relationship, CTS will provide ongoing guidance and mentorship to DSRD staff to prepare talent for future rolesAdditional Role ResponsibilitiesPerform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards.DSRD senior advisor supporting safety assessment, scientific integrity and risk management of Pfizer's portfolioProvides strong leadership to colleagues encouraging an environment that enables every colleague to fully contribute, where leadership behaviors and values are modelled and a rewarding scientific climate is fostered.Accountable for Issue Management Teams and ensures timely and appropriate scientific expertise is applied to derisking issues across all therapeutic areas. Ensure appropriate scientists from disciplines/sites are included in IMTGuide and mentor scientists on IMT to grow scientific capability of staff as part of succession planning and embed acceleration philosophyAdvise DSRD TALs and DSTLs on different safety assessment paradigmsVoting member of DSRD Global Portfolio Safety Review committeeOrganize scientific advisory board meetings when necessaryMeets monthly with DSRD SVP to review status of portfolio derisking activitiesContinuously assess Pfizer and Industry attrition and develop tactics to reduce nonclinical attrition and accelerate portfolio developmentEnsure Science & Technology (S&T) investments align with portfolio, DSRD Strategic Plan, and External Engagement activitiesResponsible for strategic R&D roadmap on scientific issues and provide exemplary scientific input into DSRD's research and development programs in order to support overall strategy set by DSRD Executive TeamAdvise Global Leads on scientific strategy tactics for DSRD Strategic Plan looking for synergistic opportunitiesProvide DSRD Senior Leaders with continuous scientific input in areas of drug development derisking and regulatory matters, extramural funding processes and initiatives (e.g., ESF, WRDM Postdoctoral fellows)Responsible for providing strategic input for DSRD's mid- and long-term goals from scientific standpointEngage externally with organizations working on drug development issues (e.g., Biosafe, HESI, PhRMA, DruSafe)Leadership role and involvement in external scientific sessions on aspects of safety (e.g., ACT, SOT, STP, etc.)Ensure that scientific/technical excellence are fostered in DSRD maintaining highest quality of scientific foundationsEnsure DSRD is an active partner by linking to RU/BU portfolio and broad scientific issues that cut across all RU/BUsDevelop and foster partnerships with RUs, BUs, GPD, Medicinal Sciences, WSR, and External R&D Innovation & CTI in building safety strategies for early portfolioOversee DSRD publications reviewQUALIFICATIONSPh.D., D.V.M., M.D. or other appropriate degree and equivalent experienceDocumented success in partnering with other senior leaders to ensure alignment of issue resolution strategiesDemonstrated experience in setting high scientific standards and driving creative thinking that can be translated into resolving toxicologic impediments to development or to increased productivity.Solid record of maintaining and developing successful relationships with opinion leadersDemonstration of good scientific and regulatory decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Can make high quality decisions in an ambiguous environment, e.g. without access to all of the data that might be desired.Viewed externally as world renowned expert (e.g., leadership of scientific societies, industry associations, consortia, etc.)Prior Experience:Scientific excellence, to include at least 15 years of experience in basic and applied research and development preferably in pharma and/or mid-size/large biotech; solid scientific track record, exemplified by publications, and overall stature in the field of pharmaceutical R&D. Academic experience including consulting on drug development will also be considered.Significant (hands on) experience in drug safety activities supporting products development at all stages of portfolioExpert scientific knowledge in the area of toxicology and drug development. Experience in development of small molecules, biologics, vaccines, or immunomodulatory productsConsistent publication record in peer reviewed journals across multiple areas of toxicologyStrong familiarity with validation of drug targets and the exploratory drug development processRelocation Support AvailableRelocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.Sunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Keywords: Pfizer Belgium, Cambridge , DSRD Chief Toxicology Scientist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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