Pfizer Senior Manager, Internal Medicine External Portfolio Opportunities in Cambridge, Massachusetts
A leadership role focused on external engagement to identify collaborative scientific and drug discovery opportunities that support Pfizer's Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU). This role will actively engage with academic institutions to identify compelling opportunities for collaboration on emerging science and early stage drug discovery programs. Through extensive outreach and networking in the scientific community, it is anticipated that this role will help create and manage a portfolio of collaborative projects that supports the IMRU strategic objectives.
Focus on identifying, implementing and managing collaborative academic partnerships that advance the IMRU therapeutic strategy and complement internal portfolio projects.
Advance IMRU scientific and drug discovery capabilities through identification and partnering of novel, scientific technologies that enable the identification and/or prosecution of high value therapeutic targets.
Serve as a networker who forges strong relationships with academic centers to attract ideas and catalyze new ways of thinking about scientific problems.
Function as an interface between the IMRU, Business Development (BD) and ES&I to help IMRU scientists navigate collaborations and maximize return on investments in external science.
PhD with 2 -5 years postdoctoral experience in relevant Internal Medicine-based scientific discipline(s)
Experience in business development and/or academic technology transfer
Strong leadership and communication skillsTechnical Skills Requirements
Understanding of metabolic disease biology particularly NAFLD/NASH, hyperinsulinemia, cachexia and/or cardiometabolism.
Track record of successfully working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
Ability to effectively facilitate meetings and complex, strategic conversations.
Entrepreneurial thinking coupled with strong organization skills.
Demonstrated success in negotiating the environment of a highly matrix-based
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