Job Title: Associate Director & Drug Development
Date Posted: 06-10-2008
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston South
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Masters Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Contact Information: Alexion Pharmaceutic   Alexion Pharmaceutic (
Job Description:
General Tasks and Responsibilities: 
The primary task of the Associate Director (AD) is to plan, coordinate, monitor and lead the
drug development projects from start of development through to product registration and
launch. The AD will establish the approved development strategy and plan and ensure its
effective and efficient implementation as leader of a multidisciplinary project team. 
The AD may also manage projects to establish, improve and/or maintain the corporate
infrastructure required to ensure effective and efficient drug development.
Principal Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Define with the Project Team R&D development goals, strategies, work packages, milestones and
Ensure project resource requirements and project budgets are aligned. 
Manage project teams: 
Organize and lead team meetings and reviews. 
Ensure effective cross functional communication. 
Facilitate constructive challenge to strategies and plans to ensure effective and efficient
utilization of resource. 
Facilitate problem solving either functionally or cross functionally.
Know the key risk areas and ensure that they are appropriately managed and communicated. 
Track project progress against agreed plans. Identify early any deviation from the agreed
schedule and where possible identify and implement actions to keep the project on schedule. 
Ensuring resource conflicts are highlighted and where possible resolved. 
Ensure implementation of agreed changes to plans. 
Be the Team spokesperson. Communicate R&D related progress, issues and scenarios for decisions
to management, and implement these decisions.

Five to Ten (5-10) years of combined clinical and pharmaceutical development experience would
be desirable. 
Independently motivated and experience in managing complex multi-disciplinary projects. 
Direct experience in product development in biologics and pharmaceuticals with specific
knowledge of technical product development, validation, regulatory submission,
commercialization, supply chain, materials management, and other late stage development
Able to facilitate a multi-disciplinary group in recognizing key issues and barriers to
successful project completion based upon internal and external circumstances, resources, and
project goals. 
Proficient in unifying the internal and /or external disciplines and resources to meet project
expectations and deliverables in a trusting and supportive environment. 
Capable of establishing project reporting structures, paradigms, and metrics to quantitatively
monitor and measure the progress of multi-disciplinary projects. 
Ability to work accurately under tight deadlines. Must be able to plan and manage multiple
Must possess problem solving skills. MBA or PhD preferred.

Industry-Competitive Base Salary, Annual Performance Bonus, Stock Options, 401(k) w/ company
match, Generous multi-tiered Medical & Dental plans, Short-term & Long-term Disability, AD&D,
Company-paid Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, 100 % Tuition Reimbursement!!!


Company Website: 


Fax: (203) 699-9940


Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Human Resources  

352 Knotter Drive

Cheshire, CT 06410
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