AbbVie Associate/Director, Drug Development Design in Lake County, Illinois

Description:
AbbVie is developing a world class team to drive innovation in clinical trial design and execution. As a Drug Development Design Center Director you will facilitate the use of predictive analytics and real world data to create more robust clinical programs and studies. The Director will be responsible for communication and presentation of key information/strategy to senior and executive management and will establish strategic planning for drug development activities and projects to achieve departmental strategies, goals, and objectives. In addition, the Director will utilize drug development expertise to provide appropriate interpretation of data and relay implications of results to management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert scientific and strategic consultation to R&D by providing real time feedback on the impact of study design choices on costs, timeline, patient selection and recruitment for the AbbVie portfolio
  • Provide advice to cross-functional development teams using state of the art analytics and real world data
  • Identify clinical trial design problems to impact decision making in Drug Development across therapeutic areas
  • Improve and standardize the clinical trial development process across the portfolio
  • Provide leadership and develop strategic recommendations to clinical development therapeutic areas and development operations around protocol development, study design and study execution. Responsible for leadership of cross-functional teams
  • Anticipate and lead issue resolution. Evaluate the impact of development scenarios on overall timelines and study cost. Negotiate with other functional areas on project outcomes and deliverables to meet conflicting demands (time, cost, quality/ performance)
  • Champion the use of novel statistical analysis including adaptive designs
  • Actively manage project team behaviors, mediates team disputes, and facilitate establishment of healthy and high performing teams. Identifies and develops process improvement initiatives and reviews recommendations with management for approval and sponsorship
  • Serves as liaison to other departments /divisions for any study/project needs
  • Influences and strategically manages linkages across businesses and understands the impact of business decisions and solutions

Qualifications:
Position will be hired based on level of education and experience

Basic:

  • Bachelors Degree; Masters Degree; PharmD; PhD; or MD in a health care field
  • Team, drug development, and scientific project leadership in the pharma/biotech industry
  • Advanced project leadership experience of 7 years (MD); 10 years (PhD, PharmD); 13 years (MS) or 15 (BS) years of experience related to clinical research, clinical operations and drug development. Proven record of successful projects
  • Recognized as an expert with global knowledge of pharma drug development processes
  • Recognized leader in complex scientific analyses, business-related procedures, and leadership of multiple projects
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with broad scientific, strategic and business-related orientations
  • Requires multi-faceted, broad-based experience in multiple functions. Considered to have in depth knowledge of drug development issues and business needs

    Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance

  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

    • Key Leadership Competencies: *
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance

  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages to reality

Job Classification: Experienced
Job: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Lake County
Organization: Research & Development
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 1607173

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