VP Scientific Advisory

Catalent (Massachusetts, USA) 20 days ago
Remote Friendly Other North America Full-time

Position: Vice President, Scientific Advisory

Location: Field/Remote

Position Summary

The Vice President Scientific Advisory will lead Catalent customer partnership and advisory team of experts advising innovators in developing new therapeutics (small molecule, biologics, cell and gene therapy, nucleic acid therapies and new modalities…), designing tailored development, delivery and manufacturing solutions.

The Vice President Scientific Advisory will be a very visible scientific leader elevating Catalent scientific leadership, increasing awareness on Catalent offerings and driving our growth journey toward new modalities. Position will report to Catalent Chief Scientific Officer.

The Role (daily responsibilities)

  • Lead a global team of development, delivery and manufacturing experts providing novel customer partnership with a patient first mindset: helping and advising innovators/customers in the design of the right and tailored solutions specific to their needs applying a technology/site agnostic mindset ; enhancing Catalent scientific presence at key hubs, raising awareness on Catalent’s scientific excellence and ultimately improving Catalent business development ability to win and work on more and higher-quality customer programs
  • Develop high-quality, sustainable relationships with R&D executives for Catalent strategic partners and lead actions to support them now and in the future
  • Directly act as a development, delivery and manufacturing expert providing novel customer partnership in new modalities (ie cell and gene therapy, nucleic acid therapies)
  • Continuously grow and develop the advisory team scientific competencies to support and advise innovators in new/emerging scientific disciplines and modalities
  • Evolve Catalent scientific advisory process aiming to quality/breadth of our solutions, speed of response to innovators and ability to win new programs
  • Ensure the global advisory team works with our other R&D functions to identify KOLs and technology partnership opportunities aligned with our priorities and roadmaps

The Candidate (requirements)

  • Minimum MS degree, engineer, pharmacist; PhD preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required; CDMO experience is preferred or CMC experience working in the biotechnology field
  • 5+ years of experience in product development for cell therapy, gene therapy or new modalities
  • Complete knowledge of the drug development process, specific knowledge of the early development process and associated industry regulations
  • Experience with multiple customer segments, from small, venture capital backed entrepreneurs to big pharma

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits

  • Unique opportunity to keep-up with the rapid pace of change of our industry and advancements in new modalities
  • Global exposure through leading and developing a team of seasoned experts across EU and US
  • Position will have a direct impact on Catalent growth trajectory
  • Exposure to Catalent ELT and R&D executives at strategic partners
  • Opportunity to develop unique and novel leadership, technical and business skillsets

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

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