Accelerating Stem Cell Director (R1025162) in San Diego, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

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Job Description

Accelerating Center Director - Stem Cell Center

Location: San Diego, CA - San Francisco, CA - Possibility of remote employee

IQVIA Stem Cell Center

In 2016 IQVIA (Formerly QuintilesIMS) and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) entered into an agreement to provide end-to-end product development services to the Stem Cell industry. Under the agreement, IQVIA will build and operate a Stem Cell Center (SCC) to accelerate stem cell research and development by enabling access to the specialized expertise necessary to develop novel cell-based therapies. CIRM grantees can apply for consulting, regulatory, CMC support, preclinical research, and clinical trial services from the SCC to develop their therapies. SCC services also are available to non-CIRM grantees.

Building on IQVIA’s legacy as the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services, the IQVIA SCC combines focused cellular therapy expertise and extensive drug development and commercialization experience of IQVIA and its partners to support all phases of the development program. The SCC accelerates stem cell development from candidate identification to market authorization by providing end-to-end strategic and operational services.


Within the SCC, the Accelerating Center the (AC) Director will provide oversight and drive the strategic vision of the clinical development services offered by the SCC, including:

  • The Accelerating Center Director is a key leadership position in the Stem Cell Center, and the role is mandated as part of the grant that funds the Center. 
  • The Accelerating Center director is responsible for working with clients to ensure that they are moving their assets from the laboratory into the clinical - the underlying mandate from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CRIM) which led to the creation of the Stem Cell Center. 
  • The AC Director is responsible for identifying and working with customers to help them win CIRM grants, and to connect them with services within IQVIA that will generate business for the company. 
  • The AC Director, also manages the CIRM relationship and is a key member of the SCC Leadership team, with day-to-day responsibilities for the administration of the organization. 
  • The AC Director can have up to 3 reports in the SCC. 
  • The AC Director is also directly responsible to work with the broader IQVIA organization (both Sales and Operations) to ensure the generation and pull-through of business from SCC clientele.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous senior management experience running a business unit
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
  • Strong experience in clinical development strategy, planning, and execution
  • Strong subject matter expertise in stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Previous experience developing early stage clinical products

 Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • PhD and 5 years relevant experience; or Master degree and 8 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Job ID: R1025162