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Director of DMPK

Company: Syneos Health
Location: Sophia Antipolis
Reference: 18009627
Closing Date: 16 Dec 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: NA

Job Summary:

The Director of DPMK Team is responsible for establishing the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DPMK) strategy and delivering high quality results and interpretations in the field of Pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and Bioanalysis of small and large molecule drugs, in therapeutic areas of interest. The person in this role will also represent DMPK in the Translational Sciences Team and within Syneos organization, support business development and will be fully engaged with clients.


  • Develop the DPMK strategy including activities associated with understanding of the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination properties of small molecule drugs as well as biologics in the key areas of interest (dermatology, immuno-inflammation, CNS and oncology).
  • Coordinate and supervise studies, data analysis and their interpretation. Ensure high quality reports are delivered to clients in due time and within the budget limits.
  • Promote implementation of Model Based Drug Development approaches.
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor DMPK staff. Anticipate evolutions, propose and ensure organizational changes within the DMPK team.
  • Establish the organizational structure in order to achieve expected results.
  • Responsible for performing activities that are in compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Operating Guidelines and performing other duties as assigned by management.
  • Ensure good functioning of the exchanges with internal stakeholders such as Translational Pharmacology team, within the Translational Sciences and Early Phase, as well as in other parts of the organization.
  • Propose measures aiming at optimizing plans and/or shortening timelines.
  • Propose and prepare internal and external communications related to DMPK,
  • Ensure accurate cost forecasting and budget follow up for the DMPK Team.
  • Develop key performance and productivity indicators to evaluate team efficiency and client satisfaction with respect to DMPK production.
  • Ensure survey of the competition in the domain. Identify key differentiation factors and promote their implementation.
  • Analyze external opportunities; propose and contribute to the management of strategic external collaborations.
  • Act as DMPK Expert for the Translational Sciences Group and provide high level expertise in PK processes.
  • Ensure the effective participation of DMPK team members in the Translational Sciences project teams.
  • Support business development and meet with customers.
  • Contribute to the design of evaluation plans for drug candidate selection and alternative strategies for clients.
  • Approve quotes prepared by functions for the client projects.
  • Oversee development of direct reports by setting goals, conducting performance reviews, evaluating and monitoring training needs, creating development plans, mentoring, and coaching
  • Define objectives for the DMPK team, set priorities and schedule activities.

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