Senior Director, Drug Delivery Technologies
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - South San Francisco, CA

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This position will report to the Head of Technical Operations & Global Supply Chain. The individual will provide expertise, strategy, and broad experience in Drug Delivery Technologies with specific expertise in Nanotechnology and its application in the development of cancer therapeutics. Primary responsibilities will be 1) to provide leadership to the nanotechnology initiative at Onyx, 2) lead a cross functional team of internal/external technical experts in strategy development and evaluation 3) establish alliances with academic and technology companies, and 4) drive the evaluation of new products and technologies consistent with Onyx’s strategic initiatives. Essential/Primary Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: Develop a strategic document with recommendations for the application of nanotechnology to Onyx’s portfolio and for future application in Cancer therapeutics.Evaluation of nanotechnology platforms and developing fast cycle methods to demonstrating proof of principle.Establish collaborations and alliances with academic institutions and technology companies to assist in identifying new delivery platforms for cancer therapeutics.Lead a cross functional team focused on exploring nanotechnology applications relevant to Onyx’s strategic initiatives.

Lead recommendation for product development to PDC/ET and facilitate the transfer to full developmentInternal expert on Drug Delivery Technologies, Nanotechnologies. Provide ongoing assessments/ scouting of Industry environment.Requirements Work Experience: MS/PhD with minimum 15 years of pharma/biotech industry experience primarily in nanotechnology and delivery of cancer therapeutics.Management of Staff: Experience in leading cross functional teams.Functional/Technical Knowledge & Skills: Demonstrated Technical expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, drug delivery technologies/nanotechnology and translation into products preferably cancer therapeutics Experience in developing alliances and external collaborations Understanding of Regulatory requirements.Extensive experience in participating in and leading product development teams.Ability to participate in executive level meetings.Developed a strong industry network.Combination of Pharma and small biotech experience desirable.Customer & Industry Knowledge: Strong knowledge of CMC, Industry approaches, current thinking in drug delivery and nanotechnology development.General knowledge of global Health Authority regulations (including GMPs, QSRs and GLPs) as it pertains to drug product and manufacturing activities. Education/Training: Ph.D degree (preferred) in Life Sciences or related disciplines, BS/MS in Engineering.Other Requirements: Must be able to work successfully within a team/partnership environment and as an individual contributor, with a high level of professionalism.Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary.Strong Collaboration, Influencing and Negotiation skills.Strong Project LeadershipCompetencies: Expert in the field; demonstrated accomplishment and leadership in pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

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Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Onyx) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing therapies that target the molecular mechanisms that...