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Sr 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

Job Functions

This position has varying responsibilities relating to identification and assessment of potential new R&D in-licensing candidates, investments or risk sharing opportunities:

  • Work with the R&D functions (Non-clinical Development, Pharmacology, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Project Management, Regulatory, Quality, Safety and Pharmacovigilance), as well as with New Product Planning, and the Corporate Development team to assess investigational new drugs under development or currently marketed drug products for in-licensing
  • Track and summarize initial technical evaluation opportunities
  • Coordinate disease landscape evaluations internally and with external vendors
  • Provide initial and timely technical evaluation of these opportunities from a clinical, medical, drug development and business perspective
  • Support of data gatherings and analytics
  • Proactively monitor industry changes/trends and the scientific literature to help identify assets and companies of strategic interest to Jazz
  • Regularly interacts with and presents to senior leadership regarding diligence findings
  • Travel to external conferences and meetings up to 20% of the time
  • Help represent 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 related experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology research, or biomedical consulting industry, demonstrating a broad understanding of drug development
  • Experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas required: neurology, sleep medicine, oncology, hematology, or rare/orphan diseases.
  • Proven ability to build and lead cross-functional teams in a matrix environment
  • Able to mobilize senior management support to capitalize on new opportunities
  • Curious and passionate
  • Able to communicate persuasively with a diverse audience
  • Ability to work 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
  • 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 business development/Search and evaluation experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology research, or biomedical consulting industry, demonstrating a broad understanding of drug development
  • 4 or more years of related experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology research, or biomedical consulting industry, demonstrating a broad understanding of drug development
  • Experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas required: neurology, sleep medicine, oncology, hematology, or rare/orphan diseases.



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.

Sr Manager, Search & Evaluation

Palo Alto, CA
Full Time

Published on 01/18/2020