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Opportunity to work as Research Associate II @ Nektar Therapeutics | Require B.Pharm/B.Sc
Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. Its product pipeline consists of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Nektar's research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other potential biologic drug candidates. Its drug candidates are designed to improve the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half-life, bioavailability, metabolism or distribution of drugs and improve the overall benefits and use of a drug for the patient.
Post: Research Associate II
Directs the activities of the pharmaceutical developement group in the research and development of an organization's products, projects and programs. Develops new formulations and reformulates existing products in accordance with agreed upon departmental priorities, taking into account scientific and timing objectives. Designs and performs stability studies of experimental and clinical batches. Writes reports and/or provides documentation for regulatory submissions. Interfaces with other departments and/or contract manufacturing facilities during development, technology transfer and clinical supplies manufacture. Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives. Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects. May develop budgets for capital expenditures and labor. Makes final decision on administrative or operational matters. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation and cGMP compliance of the function. This position contributes to and supports the company’s research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.
Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data require an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Ensures budgets, schedules and performance requirements are met. Regularly interacts with senior management. Implements established and newly developed technologies in current and future generation products. Integrates and maximizes the contribution of science and technologies to the development process. Establishes goals, structures experiments, analyzes and reduces data, recommends and plans actions to achieve project objectives. Works in conjunction with functional teams to transfer and implement science/technology. Communicates cross-functionally with groups such as formulation development, manufacturing and other groups to ensure appropriate project support. Maintains a current knowledge of latest technological/scientific trends. Hires and trains staff at appropriate levels of need, coordinates annual reviews, and counsels junior staff on career related subjects. Provides scientific/technical guidance, leadership and decision-making as appropriate. Provides regular performance feedback, development and coaching to direct reports
A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a scientific or engineering discipline is required. An advanced degree is highly desired. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical or other technology based product research, development or manufacturing industry is required. A minimum of 8 years previous management experience is required. Expertise in pharmaceutical research /development and cGMP is a must. Experience in writing scientific and regulatory documents is required. Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques, such as data trend analysis and design of experiments, is highly desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Project management skills are required. Must have a demonstrated ability to work with senior management. A proven ability to develop and manage to a budget is a must. Must be goal-oriented, quality-conscientious, and customer-focused. Good laboratory compliance and safety practices are a must. Demonstrated ability to develop successful relationships, both internal and external. Understands how to set expectations and negotiate proper milestones to track progress. Must have strong negotiation and influencing skills.
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