• Director Global Clinical Development - Neurologist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    Responsible for the design and oversight of clinical research programs and protocols for OPDC products. The incumbent will also be responsible for the clinical development of CNS compounds at different stages of development.


    Additional Responsibilities:

    Develops relationships with key opinion leaders and applies their input to enhance study design and protocols.
    Serves as a medical/scientific consultant to marketing, research project teams, and regulatory agencies.
    Establishes the conditions essential for determining the safety, efficacy, medical usefulness, and marketability of drug or medical device product candidates. Interprets results of Phase I-IV investigations in preparation for a new drug.
    Acts as the signatory on NDA submissions and clinical study and safety documents.
    Involved in product life cycle management.
    Oversees the CRO relationship, and provides input into the governance committee.
    Will help lead and support regulatory filing activities and documentsProvides input into ESP field monitor selection, as assigned. Reviews and approves CVs for ESP monitoring staff.


    M.D., preferably a Neurologistist, with at least 3-6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
    Prior Management Experience (direct or indirect) - 3 years (Associate Director); 6 years (Director).
    Requires thorough knowledge of clinical medicine and science management.
    Working knowledge of associated disciplines, including biostatistics, data management, and medical writing.
    An advanced understanding of drug development principles and clinical trial implementation and management.
    Complete understanding of the global regulatory requirements.
    Working knowledge of marketing and commercialization.
    Complete understanding of overall corporate goals with a fundamental grasp of basic principles to work in a business setting.
    Ability to work across different therapeutic areas and different stages of clinical development.
    Demonstrated experience in successful regulatory filings.
    Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate all clinical team members (e.g., internal staff and external investigators/consultants).
    Strong communication and presentation skills.
    Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience working in the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
    Knows how/when to apply organizational policy or procedures to a variety of situations.
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    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.


    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.


    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016.

    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.

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