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Job Postings 2017-10-16T22:14:21+00:00

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We seek highly motivated professionals to join our team. We invite you to schedule a visit through Human Resources to learn more about our company and see our current open job postings below.

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Clinical

We seek someone with demonstrated strength and success in project and program management to plan and execute on clinical stage therapeutic candidates. The candidate will plan and direct critical schedules and budgets and will ensure effective outcomes throughout all phases of a project. The Manager will drive the development of high-quality and integrated cross-functional plans in support of our projects. This person will be responsible for project performance, risk management, administration, financial management and issue resolution for the functioning group. The successful candidate applies best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects.

  • Oversees program plan development, tracks and updates milestones and key activities
  • Establishes and maintains integrated project schedules to ensure accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses; aligns with functional partners and project sub-teams
  • Collaborates with Clinical, Finance and Research and Development in the preparation of budgets, other resources and costs.
  • Develops detailed project plans, milestones, timelines and corrective action.
  • This person must build strong working relationships across departments, with key stakeholders and senior management.
  • Effectively communicates with all levels within the organization, documents and maintains project team outcomes, activities and decisions.
  • Facilitates project team meetings, cross-functional information sharing and ensures alignment.
  • Balances conflicting priorities across multiple objectives or programs and has the ability to articulate risks and trade-offs.
  • Manages and can operationalize a set of alliance partnerships to drive their success and growth.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with a diverse set of internal and partner contacts, including senior level executives.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication to understand key interdependencies, drive decision-making, issue resolution and execution across collaborations, as well as keeping all stakeholders informed and up to date on collaboration details.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Title and reporting structure is commensurate with experience.

Who We Seek

  • BS or BA in Life Sciences. An advanced degree, MS,MBA or Ph.D.is preferred; however experience and accomplishment will be considered in lieu of advanced degree.
  • The preferred candidate would have a PhD in chemistry, biology or biomedical engineering with excellent working scientific knowledge of all areas. He/she would have several years’ experience in biotech industry project management, particularly at the early and Phase 3 development stage and would have worked within the context of an active industry alliance
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge of biotechnology/pharmaceuticals
  • 5 years-experience in project management in support of drug development
  • PMP and other certifications preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with partners at all levels and across various disciplines.
  • Expertise and accomplishment in drug development methodology, to include project management practices, methodology and tools
  • Proven results in managing strategic alliance partnerships that have generated significant revenue through sell-with and sell-through models.
  • Has financial acumen; can plan and manage budgets; metrics
  • Excellent management, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, action oriented and outcome focused
  • Strong written, verbal and platform skills
  • Experience in using project management software to manage budgets, timelines and outcomes

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ChemoCentryx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in the San Francisco Bay Area (Mountain View, CA). This position is to lead the GxP (clinical and non-clinical) bioanalytical function for small molecule drug candidates. The actual title may be Bioanalytical Manager, Principal Scientist, Associate Director or Director, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate. This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, team oriented situation with opportunities for scientific, leadership and personal growth.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Leading the GxP (clinical and non-clinical) bioanalytical function for small molecule drug candidates.
  • Managing outsourcing of bioanalytical projects at CROs.
  • Working closely with the DMPK, clinical and non-clinical safety functions.
  • Interfacing with clinical CROs and bioanalytical CROs to coordinate bioanalytical and PK activities.
  • Reviewing bioanalytical method validation and bioanalytical study reports.

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in chemistry or a related discipline.
  • 10+ years of industry experience with GxP LC-MS/MS bioanalysis of small molecule drug candidates.
  • Hands-on experience and expertise with bioanalytical method development and validation, as well as bioanalysis of clinical and non-clinical PK/TK samples
  • Experience in outsourcing and management of GxP bioanalytical projects at CROs.
  • Solid understanding of latest regulatory requirements and trends for GxP LC-MS/MS bioanalysis and sample management; commitment to compliance with current regulations and guidelines published by the FDA and other health authorities.
  • Detail-oriented and sensitive to timelines; excellent organizational skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills at all levels.
  • Excellent team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

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Legal

Flexible Title – commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, file and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent (mainly chemistry) applications
  • Conduct patentability, technology assessments, and clearance searches in areas which may impact the Company’s intellectual property
  • Support business development efforts, including IP due diligence for prospective opportunities
  • Keep management informed of competitive intellectual property developments and relevant business advice, including worldwide patent prosecution updates as they affect the company’s business or opportunities
  • Conduct patent application review meetings with inventors
  • Review responses to US and ex-US Patent Office examination communications drafted by outside patent counsel
  • Manage outside patent counsel activities and interactions
  • Process invention assignments and declarations
  • Review and execute material transfer agreements, confidentiality disclosure agreements, technology transfer agreements and other legal instruments such as contracts
  • Manage external collaborations
  • Review ongoing scientific developments by the Company’s research and development teams
  • Review abstracts, posters and publications prepared by the Company’s research and development teams prior to submission

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (organic/medicinal) or Biochemistry
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in preparation and prosecution of chemistry (mainly small molecules) and biochemistry/biology patent applications
  • At least 3 years of which were spent as a patent agent or in a related role(s) within a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Admission to USPTO as a Patent Agent required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the domestic and international laws, regulations, and processes relating to chemistry (mainly) and biochemistry/biology patents and applications
  • Knowledge of the standard concepts, practices, and procedures of the patent agent function within a pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Experience using IP software and systems such as ChemDraw, USPTO website, web-based scientific research applications such as SciFinder and docketing, research database and other relevant software
  • Effective communicator in both oral and written forms
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting
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