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Associate Director, Pharmacokinetics

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Primary Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands,NLD; Antwerp, Belgium,BEL; Athens, Greece,GRC; Bucharest, Romania,ROU; Budapest, Hungary,HUN; Dublin, Ireland,IRL; Frankfurt, Germany,DEU; Kiev, Ukraine,UKR; Madrid, Spain,ESP; Milan, Italy,ITA; Oeiras, Portugal,PRT; Solna, Sweden,SWE; Warsaw, Poland,POL; Zagreb, Croatia,HRV Full time R1264717

Job description

Associate Director, Pharmacokinetics

Home-Based/Hybrid: UK/Europe

Decision Sciences - Clinical Pharmacology/Pharmacokinetics


As an Associate Director, Pharmacokinetics, you will be providing direction to a designated group of Clinical Pharmacology PK/PD Scientists to ensure projects are resourced appropriately and employees are trained to meet project needs.

You will assist in the implementation and operational integration of strategic goals and objectives, coupled with working with other functional management to develop implementation plans, including measures to evaluate success.

You will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the Clinical Pharmacology PK/PD components of specified project(s) in accordance with the scope of work and contracted timelines, along with managing the PK/PD portion of the study budget and serve as project PK Scientist for Clinical Pharmacology projects, as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage allocation of PK/PD resources, including project assignment and capacity management

  • Provide direction, support, and policy development recommendations to Clinical Pharmacology PK/PD staff and the Clinical Pharmacology management team

  • Ensure quality, timely, and uniform delivery of Clinical Pharmacology PK/PD deliverables to IQVIA clients

  • Recommend and implement quality control (QC) assessment and procedures, as well as scientific review

  • Participate in proposal and budget development for Clinical Pharmacology PK/PD components of business proposals

  • Provide technical training and mentoring to Clinical Pharmacology PK/PD scientists

  • Participate in development of SOPs and department procedures

  • Serve as departmental liaison to other Clinical Pharmacology divisions to promote cross-functional integration and harmonization

  • Maintain close contact with the Business Development and Project Planning Managers and contribute to the formation of the early project team and initial project work

  • Manage and lead a team; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. 


  • Ph.D. or educational equivalent in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutics, or related field

  • Master's Degree or PharmD in Pharmacy or 10 years’ experience, including Clinical Pharmacology

  • Sound knowledge of Pharmacokinetic concepts, including noncompartmental analysis and population PK modeling as required, current therapeutic environment and drug development trends

  • Good understanding of the principles of the drug development process, ICH GCP, and applicable international and national regulatory requirements

  • Excellent computer skills in WinNonlin, and SigmaPlot graphics, as well as NONMEM, SPlus and basic SAS programming, as required

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