Pfizer Internal Medicine Project Leader in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Working with the Portfolio Strategy head and leadership team, the project leader will would be responsible for building and executing innovative scientific project strategies to successfully deliver high quality, differentiated clinical assets through Proof of Concept (POC) in order to address unmet medical needs in metabolic, cardiovascular and renal disease.

  • The project leader will exhibit substantial scientific and operational bandwidth simultaneously leading up to 3 projects ranging from LD to POC space.

  • While a project leader may be selected from diverse scientific background, he or she must exhibit significant learning agility and build deep knowledge around molecular targets and disease biology for the programs they lead. The project leader is responsible for championing innovative scientific strategies to deliver differentiated medicines.

  • Project leaders will be responsible for determining the most effective modality (small molecule, biologic, etc) for a given mechanism considering both speed to market and sustainability of differentiation in the market place.

  • Project leaders will leverage their experience to not only lead internal asset programs, but also programs focused on the development of in-licensed or partnered assets. Additionally, the project leader may be responsible for managing the scientific and logistical aspects of these collaborations or partnerships.

  • Project leaders will be responsible for managing investment risk in individual projects through early identification of key questions and the subsequent use of human genetic data and preclinical pharmacological tools to build confidence in rationale and safety.

  • Project leaders must build deep competitive intelligence around targets and leverage this knowledge to develop preclinical and clinical differentiation strategies to support the business units' case for investment.

  • Project leaders will strive to expedite each project from inception to POC to ensure market positioning and maximal profitability over the life of the medicine.

  • Project leaders will also identify major operational and logistical risks and develop effective mitigation options.

  • Project leaders will inspire strategic and operational excellence from teams supporting early candidate development programs. This will likely include working with partners in different geographic locations.

  • Project leaders will help coordinate regulatory strategy for projects and may author key regulatory submission documents (IND, IB, position paper, response letters, etc) needed to support candidate development.

  • The project leader will coordinate with research and commercial leadership teams to ensure smooth project transitions and alignment on the project objectives and deliverables

  • Project leaders will build, manage and inspire high performing teams that foster innovation and professional development of others.

  • Project leaders will be very effective communicators. They will keep leadership, partners and team members well informed of strategy and progress. Project leaders will also be able to effectively represent projects and assets to governance organizations, external scientific advisors and potential partners.

  • Project leaders will contribute to the broader RPL community through sharing best-practice and may mentor and coach other project leaders as required

• PhD or MD preferred

• 10 or more years of drug discover experience in roles of increasing leadership responsibility

• Prior knowledge and experience from early discovery through Phase 2 clinical development

• Experience leading matrix drug discovery teams

• Strong interpersonal communications and negotiation skills.

#LI-SA1A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.