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Sr Director, Research

Company: Horizon Therapeutics
Location: Reston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs. Position Summary: Horizon is currently seeking a Senior Director to lead efforts in autoimmunity, fibrosis and rare diseases. Within the role, the candidate will set strategy, have oversight of a portfolio of ongoing research projects and build strong external collaborations including with research organizations and academic institutions. Additionally, the candidate will drive innovation, build a robust pipeline of research projects and work closely with other functional groups including translational science, clinical development, technical operations and business development. Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of ongoing projects in autoimmunity, fibrosis and rare diseases.
  • Drive and expand research activities in new indications focused in autoimmunity and fibrotic diseases
  • Participate and drive research expansion including setting strategy, hiring top talent and design of new research facility
  • Develop external strategic plans and manage academic, industrial and CRO activities by building strong relationships with these external collaborations.
  • Manage cross discipline teams and direct reports across multiple sites
  • Coach, inspire and develop group members
  • Represent and advocate for group at internal senior level forums to clearly articulate strategy, priorities and progress on research programs
  • Credibly represent the company to external constituents, including KOLs, regulators, and scientific community
  • Oversee and direct the budget management of scientific research programs and allocation of resources within group Qualifications and Skills Required:
    • PhD in immunology, pharmacology or cell biology with 10+ years of industry experience
    • A broad understanding of cellular and molecular pharmacology concepts within the autoimmunity, fibrosis and/or immunology field is essential. Experience in fibrosis, preferred.
    • Previous experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is required with a successful record of pipeline impact and advancing drug candidates into the clinic.
    • An understanding of the drug development process including, knowledge of clinical trials, regulatory, and compliance
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment acting with a sense of urgency
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Horizon Core Values & Competencies: Growth
      • Manages Ambiguity
      • Strategic Mindset
      • Demonstrates Self-awareness
      • Cultivates Innovation
      • Develops Talent Accountability
        • Drives Results
        • Ensures Accountability
        • Decision Quality Transparency
          • Courage
          • Collaboration
          • Instills Trust Horizon requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated, as a condition of employment, with either Pfizer (fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (currently granted emergency-use authorization by the FDA). "Fully vaccinated" is defined as two weeks after your final dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Horizon will provide medical and religious accommodations as required by law. Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.
            Associated topics: food, food scientist, industrial hygienist, microbiology, nephrology, nutrition, toxicologist, transfection, trauma, vaccine

Keywords: Horizon Therapeutics, Reston , Sr Director, Research, Executive , Reston, Virginia

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