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Program Leader Early Phase Antibiotics

Company: CTC Resourcing Solutions
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Reference: 895523-P
Closing Date: 29 Sep 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

The role is a strategic position leading an EU sponsored project with several centers/universities involved and will be pivotal in strengthening the quality and progress of the development of an inhaled drug product.


Our client is a privately held Swiss Specialty Pharma company focused on the development of a new kind of drugs addressing different types of diseases, such as new innovative antibiotics to address one of the most pressing emerging medical needs. Thanks to their recent success, they are currently expanding their clinical development activities and CTC is partnering exclusively with them to find a:


Program Leader Early Phase Antibiotics


  Reference Number:       895523-W

  Type of placement:       Permanent

  Location:                      Basel area, Switzerland

The role is a strategic position leading an EU sponsored project with several centers/universities involved and will be pivotal in strengthening the quality and progress of the development of an inhaled drug product. The Program Leader leads and oversees all aspects of the development initially from the preclinical stage through the early stages of the clinical program (Phase I until the end of proof-of-concept studies). The job holder leads the cross functional development team to provide oversight of a given development program and builds relationships with the internal R&D team and external stakeholders that include academic investigators, key opinion leaders and governmental regulators. She or he assures that program meets scientific objectives and applies their input to enhance development strategy and execution of the program.
Main Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership to the program and the Project teams(s)
  • Define the vision, the key claims portfolio, the overall development strategy and plan based on requirements/needs for a successful completion of the program (preclinical and clinical stages) that overall lead to a new product with optimized commercial value
  • Drive and steer the implementation of the Program’s strategic plan within the accepted timelines, budgets and resources at the required quality level. Identifies, resolves and escalates issues
  • Ensure strategic and operational effectiveness by proactively identifying and managing potential risks to the program(s). In case issues cannot be avoided, ensure that they are being resolved employing the full technical and strategic expertise and experiences of the organization thus limiting negative impact on the program(s)
  • Represents the Program Teams internally and externally with objective advocacy of the program’s potential and transparent disclosure of program risks
  • Provide development and project management expertise to the development of overall strategy and objectives of the Development Plan
  • Prepare and contribute to scientific documents (e.g., HA briefing books, Investigator’s Brochure, regulatory /safety annual reports, and submission documents)
  • Present program / progress to the CMDO and the other management bodies
  • Represent company as development expert to external stakeholders that include Health Authorities, expert advisors and key opinion leaders; build up, develop and manage relationships
  • Plan/ update/ control staff resources and clinical program budget incl. overseeing clinical trial budget(s) of assigned program in close alignment the Head Clinical Operations
  • Ensure compliance with financial and operating procedures within program / projects / trials / budgets, tracks and reconciles expenditures and budgets
  • Ensure quality conduct of allocated programs by implementing adequate QC measures


Qualifications and Experience

  • ·Deep understanding and a proven competency in the development of an antibiotic product, pre-clinical microbiology expertise or experience in development of inhaled compounds
  • ·At least 8 years of industry and clinical research experience in biopharmaceutical development, including state-of-the-art medical, scientific and clinical research knowledge of assigned area
  • ·5 years or more multi-/cross-functional leadership experience and proven ability to manage, motivate and guide people in complex matrix structures
  • ·Familiarity with all aspects of the drug development process (expertise ideally in preclinical and early phases of clinical development or development of inhaled products)
  • ·Thorough knowledge of GCP / GLP
  • ·Capable of communicating and managing effectively different constituencies (business, academic, administrative)
  • ·Strong interpersonal and communications skills for bridging scientific and business participants to negotiate timelines and for effective international collaborations
  • ·Self-motivating, reliable, and enthusiastic person showing strong initiative to tackle difficulties and solve problems
  • ·Excellent skills in English (verbal and written), German or French would be beneficial

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Contact Information:

Address:  CTC Resourcing Solutions
Greifengasse 1
CH-4058 Basel
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Tel:  +41 61 695 88 66
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