Posted on 25th June 2020
Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs
Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.
With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.
Summary of Position
The Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs is responsible for Nuclear Medicine Regulatory Affairs dossiers and associated regulatory affairs activities in the US. The responsibilities includes, but not limited to, defining and or authoring compliant content for new and existing dossiers, implementing and managing tracking systems, and preparation of electronic submissions. The main focus of this position will be on new submissions associated with new chemical entity (NCE) as well as products already being testing in non-clinical and or clinical studies. This position will have secondary focus on existing marketed products or those obtained through acquisition.
This position will facilitate success of key regulatory projects that may require concept building, Target Product Profile (TPP), claims definition, regulatory strategy (including non-clinical and clinical), Non-clinical and clinical protocol review, defining dossier Table of contents, submission building, health authority management, obtaining approvals, managing post approval commitments, and product launch. This position will work closely with the regulatory leader heading the Chemistry Manufacturing Controls dossier modules. The regional focus for project deliverables is North America, that is, Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada, although the position will rely on the Canadian RA staff for country specific regulations.
The Associate Director would participate on project teams managing key projects, regulatory deliverables, prioritization, strategy and tracking regulatory process. The Associate Director is expected to be able identify risk and make risk based decisions to facilitate solutions for process and submission. The candidate will direct and mentor less experienced staff on Risk Based Decision making.
- Manage submissions and projects as assigned by the Senior Director of New Product Development assuring compliance, planning, and execution.
- Process, interpret and provide recommendations for complex strategies.
- Critically review documentation for regulatory submissions and provide input for necessary revisions.
- Define Target Product Profile and build compliant drug and device “approvable” dossiers and registration.
- Serve as Liaison for third party service providers supporting Nuclear Medicine.
- Maintain associated compliance database for tracking individual and department project deliverables for New Submissions and RA Compliance.
- Implement policies, procedures, practices, and strategies for Regulatory Affairs.
- Develop and implement in alignment with regional RA taking local considerations into account.
- Manage multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities, define issues and obstacles, define risk analysis and execute solutions.
- Execute objectives in alignment with Regulatory Head, Marketing and Global Business Units.
- Coordinate communication between the Global Business Units and the Regional Regulatory Affairs staff resulting in a collaborative relationship.
- Communicate regulatory governmental policy changes to management in a timely manner and provide plans for meeting and complying with new requirements. Understand and recommend strategies based on current local registration requirements and applicable industry standards
- Mentor RA staff.
- Present to upper management at required intervals and effectively communicate successes and challenges.
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, pharmacy, biology or other life science, plus direct experience managing regulatory activities
- Seven years of Regulatory Affairs pharmaceutical industry experience.
- Two years of supervisory experience of direct reports required, matrix management experience preferred.
- Experience in leading new project submission efforts including strategy, compilation, submission, and approval by a health authority.
- Experience writing Target Product Profiles, non-clinical studies, reviewing Clinical protocols and summary reports.
- Preparing for and executing Health Authority meetings.
- Standard office environment.
- Willingness to work in a team based environment.
- May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
- Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.