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Senior Manager, Search & Evaluation

Overview

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology - areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you're looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients' lives and being a great place to work, we hope you'll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Position Profile

This person will join the R&D Search and Evaluation team which is part of Jazz Corporate Development. R&D Search and Evaluation provides insightful, timely, and decision enabling R&D assessment of potential new Jazz Pharmaceuticals investment opportunities such as investigational new drugs or marketed drug products. As a member of this team, this person will work closely with the R&D functions (Non-clinical Development, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Project Management, Regulatory, Quality, Safety and Pharmacovigilance), as well as with New Product Planning (responsible for the commercial assessment), and the rest of the Corporate Development team to identify and assess potential business development and licensing (BD&L) opportunities in neuroscience.

Essential Functions

This position has varying responsibilities relating to identification and technical assessment of potential new business development and licensing (BD&L) opportunities in neuroscience:

  • Supports Jazz's efforts to identify new business development and licensing (BD&L) opportunities in neuroscience by:
    • Conducting disease landscape evaluations leveraging internal databases and with external vendors
    • Proactively monitoring industry changes/trends, conferences and the scientific literature
    • Supporting other data gatherings and analytics
    • Traveling to external conferences and meetings 10% - 20% of the time
  • Supports Jazz's diligence and technical assessment of opportunities in neuroscience by:
    • Working closely with the R&D functions (Non-clinical Development, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Project Management, Regulatory, Quality, Safety and Pharmacovigilance)
    • Providing initial and timely technical evaluation of these opportunities from a drug development perspective (including: mechanistic rationale, preclinical evidence, clinical utility, regulatory feasibility) and business perspective (including: unmet need assessment, competitive landscape, strategic fit)
    • Working closely with New Product Planning and the Corporate Development team to synthesize technical findings into overall recommendations
    • Tracking and summarizing technical evaluation of opportunities
    • Regularly interacting with and presents to senior leadership regarding diligence findings
    • Representing Jazz Pharmaceuticals R&D in interactions with KOLs, companies, academic institutions or other entities pursuant to above responsibilities



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ph.D. required with a good understanding of molecular biology
  • 2 or more years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology research, business development, or consulting industry, demonstrating a broad understanding of drug development
  • Experience in neuroscience (neurology, psychiatry, or sleep medicine) preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience creating recommendations and presenting to a team in an industry setting
  • Experience managing datasets (e.g., in excel spreadsheets)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities, from different functions, geographies, and backgrounds
  • Ability to think critically, anticipate and solve problems creatively
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment
  • Eager to learn from subject matter experts across numerous aspects of drug development
  • Embody and model Jazz Pharmaceuticals core values



Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • Ph.D. required with a good understanding of molecular biology
  • 2 or more years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology research, business development, or consulting industry, demonstrating a broad understanding of drug development
  • Experience in neuroscience (neurology, psychiatry, or sleep medicine) preferred



Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Senior Manager, Search & Evaluation

Palo Alto, CA
Full Time

Published on 02/06/2020