Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Senior Director, Sleep & CNS

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 1 year ago(9/7/2017 1:48 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is seeking a clinical development physician to join the  Clinical Development team in the Sleep Therapeutic Area.  You will be responsible for  generating global (US and Ex US) clinical development plans and protocols to support new and existing programs, medical monitoring of trials, the oversight and interpretation of clinical trials data, clinical interactions with investigators and multidisciplinary groups across the company including R&D, commercial, regulatory and business development

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Serve as clinical  leader on trials in sleep therapeutic area for existing and new clinical programs working with other clinical development leaders
    • Develop and implement strategic clinical for investigational products for the Sleep TA .
    • Identify and interact with opinion leaders to integrate current clinical  practice and guidelines into global clinical development plans including  relevant industry developments
    • Work with project team members, regulatory affairs and senior management to integrate competitive intelligence and regulatory strategy with the clinical strategic plan.
    • Develop phase II -IV clinical protocols and work closely with other functional areas within the R&D Departments (regulatory, clinical operations, data management, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, preclinical) to facilitate the execution of clinical trials and programs
    • Provide clinical input to Statistical Analysis Plan and assume responsibility for the clinical review and interpretation of the clinical trial data.
    • Lead preparation of clinical portions of all relevant regulatory filings (IND, NDA, etc) and review sections from other functional areas
    • Develop strategy for and lead clinical advisory board meetings to obtain strategic input into clinical development programs
    • Serve as clinical (and medical) resource for clinical issues raised by internal and external collaborators, investigators, consultants and business development and investor contacts
    • Serve as lead clinical (and or medical) representative with regulatory agencies
    • Provide strategic input on new product concepts, long-range strategic plans and licensing opportunities
    • Provide leadership in collaborations with strategic partners.
    • Supervise and be accountable for the generation of and management of messaging in clinical program and regulatory submissions
    • Accountable for success and implementation of the clinical development strategy
    • Represent the company at scientific, industry, regulatory, advocacy and financial community meetings and presentations, as well as other public relations opportunities.
    • Monitor clinical trials for safety
    • Work in conjunction with Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance to insure timely reporting of safety signals to regulatory authorities  

    Essential Qualifications:

    • MD, PhD, DO degree – psychiatrist, neurologist, sleep specialist,  preferred but other physicians will be  considered, particularly those with expertise in clinical development in neurology, sleep or psychiatry; U.S. Board Certification/Eligibility preferred
    • 5 years of clinical development  experience.   Demonstrated scientific and therapeutic expertise
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and  ability to work in a collaborative team environment

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience with IND and NDA submissions preferred
    • Experience interacting with regulators and business partners preferred
    • Collaborative and flexible in personal interactions at all levels of the company
    • Ability to work proactively and effectively, with exceptional creative problem solving skills
    • Proven strategic planning and communication skills across multiple disciplines
    • Some travel required.  Over short periods of time, it can be up to 50%.

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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