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Therapeutic Strategy VP - Rheumatology/Immunology

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Primary Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Aarhus, Denmark,DNK; Amsterdam, Netherlands,NLD; Antwerp, Belgium,BEL; Athens, Greece,GRC; Belgrade, Serbia,SRB; Bratislava, Slovakia,SVK; Bucharest, Romania,ROU; Budapest, Hungary,HUN; Dublin, Ireland,IRL; Espoo, Finland,FIN; Frankfurt, Germany,DEU; Kaunas, Lithuania,LTU; Ljubljana, Slovenia,SVN; Madrid, Spain,ESP; Milan, Italy,ITA; Oeiras, Portugal,PRT; Oslo, Norway,NOR; Paris, France,FRA; Prague, Czech Republic,CZE; Riga, Latvia,LVA; Sofia, Bulgaria,BGR; Solna, Sweden,SWE; Tartu, Estonia,EST; Vienna, Austria,AUT; Warsaw, Poland,POL; Zagreb, Croatia,HRV Full time R1338789

Job description

IQVIA is changing an entire industry through inspired innovation. Our People make the difference. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere. Great products come from great ideas. And great ideas come from great people. We look for the very best people and then give them meaningful work to do. Join IQVIA and help us make the world a better place.


• Elaborate integrative product development strategies for pharmaceutical products (drugs, biologics, devices) focusing on clinical-commercial convergence that encompasses all phases of development from discovery to market, including preclinical strategy, clinical strategy, regulatory strategy, and commercial strategy.
• Assess risk and probability of success for candidate pharmaceutical products, including preparation of a gap analysis, where appropriate with a focus on clinical development.
• Oversee the innovative development of compounds to ensure regulatory and commercial success.
• Lead and support clinical trial design and all associated aspects for various clients.
• Lead and support clinical protocol and synopsis development for various clients.
• Assume the role of customer senior management as requested, leading customer or virtual cross functional drug development teams.
• Preference will be given to candidates with prior consulting experience and with backgrounds in immunology, respiratory disease, infectious disease and inflammation.


• Prepare or provide strategic and therapeutic area guidance for clinical development plans as required in compliance with applicable regulatory, medical and ethics guidelines.
• Ensure high-quality, well-reasoned, objective deliverables (using data-driven design, where available and appropriate) that meet the highest standards of medical, ethical and scientific integrity and conduct.
• Propose strategies to manage and accelerate timelines for drug development strategies.
• Identify, promote, and develop innovation in pharmaceutical product development.
• Assume the role of customer senior management as requested, leading customer or virtual cross functional drug development teams.
• Provide drug development expertise to support strategic business activities and investment opportunities.
• Assist in the development of programs to maximize the organization’s growth and profitability.
• Ensure Customer Satisfaction by working closely with Senior Management, CRO Operations, Therapeutic Units, and other Operations Heads to ensure optimum strategic consultancy to customers.
• Serve as a key resource and participate in strategic business development activities including presentations to prospective clients, professional meetings or other business development activities for IQVIA Strategic Drug Development.
• Provide internal and external therapeutic and pharmaceutical development-related educational services in support of all branches of IQVIA business.
• Attend key scientific meetings/conferences and keep abreast of relevant scientific publications to maintain awareness of current scientific developments and progress in drug development methodology; As appropriate, represent IQVIA or the partner in such meetings.
• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, key opinion leaders; identify new business opportunities.
• Provide due diligence scientific, medical, regulatory, and drug development expertise and activities for IQVIA or IQVIA customers.
• Compliance with all business office requirements for tracking of time and effort.


• Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related field and 17 years relevant clinical research experience with multi-regional and global focus including 11 years leadership experience (experience managing people desired); or equivalent combination of education, training and experience)
• MD degree preferred



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