Associate Director Parasitology Research and Development

The incumbent will support the design and execution of research and development studies and projects in parasitology. The incumbent will provide expertise within and across functions in the field of parasitology, participate in research and development project teams to license veterinary antiparasitics, plan, design and lead clinical studies and/or clinical programs for licensure of antiparasitic products. This may include consideration of appropriate study design, protocol generation, study monitoring, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, as well as authoring and review of final reports. The incumbent will ensure the collection and maintenance of accurate documentation to meet regulatory requirements for product licensure and to contribute to generation of dossiers for submission to regulatory agencies to support product licensure. The incumbent will support development, progression and implementation of the parasitology product portfolio strategy, contribute to the identification of potential new research, development and market support opportunities in the field of parasitology, support regional efforts to promote the licensing of products and/or technologies and publish and present results to facilitate the organization’s objectives. The successful applicant, depending on experience, may be asked to lead parasitology projects and contribute to the parasitology product portfolio strategy.

Qualifications include a veterinary degree (DVM or VMD), advanced training, PhD or experience in veterinary parasitology, experience of design and execution of parasitology clinical research and/or development studies, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work both as a member of a team and also independently, able to work under pressure to meet multiple project timelines skilled technical writer and good computer and technology skills. This position could require up to 10% travel.  Desired skills include previous experience in the Animal Health pharmaceutical/vaccine industry or of parasitology research in an academic or commercial environment, experience as a project leader, particularly for veterinary antiparasitic projects, understanding of the regulatory requirements for successful licensure of veterinary products, understanding and/or experience of electronic data capture (EDC) tools, ability to understand, influence and motivate colleagues in a matrix organization. Good computer and technology skills are required.

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