Lead the development of proprietary and partnered new products that will complement our current technology or be based upon new delivery technologies. In addition, the incumbent will lead and build a staff to advance the scientific disciplines to develop patient-centric pharmaceutical products with strong exclusivity protection via patents and other mechanisms.
Work with senior management across functional areas to identify technologies and product opportunities for development.
Determine the optimal drug delivery technologies that meet the therapeutic needs of a novel pharmaceutical product, and lead the effort to develop these products.
Design and apply rigorous scientific approaches to develop products based on Quality-by-Design and risk based product development thinking.
Lead the effort to accelerate the development and launch of proprietary and partnered products.
Identify and exploit opportunities that result from the development and launch of new and current delivery systems.
Identify and execute strategies to develop strong product and technology patents.
Determine staff requirements which may be deployed from existing R&D departments or hired externally.
Lead and manage internal scientific teams.
Serve as lead scientific manager for new products.
Work with management team to identify commercial applications.
Develop market strategies to maximize company’s scientific assets and business potential.
Education / Experience:
Advanced degree, PhD preferred in pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences, basic sciences, or engineering.. A minimum of 15 years of progressively successful research and management experience, beginning at the bench and rising to Director level is required. Demonstrated ability to execute modern drug development processes based on Quality-by-Design thinking and risk-based development approaches is required as is hands-on experience in managing the development of novel drug delivery systems. Experience in the domain of transdermal drug delivery is preferred but not a must. In addition to scientific abilities, must possess proven team building, managerial and leadership skills, have an understanding of business and be able to envision commercial applications of development projects. Must possess creativity, ability to identify opportunities that will grow the business and have openness to new ideas. A track record of managing an R&D division in a well-recognized pharmaceutical company is preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitively benchmarked Base Salary, Annual Bonus and Long Term Incentive Plan
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a dynamic specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of prescription pharmaceutical products. We are committed to developing and offering pharmaceutical products that meaningfully benefit patients, with a commitment to advancing patient care through transdermal drug delivery.Over 450 Noven colleagues are wor...king to advance our business and benefit patients at locations in Miami, FL, New York, NY, and in sales force territories located across the U.S. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of transdermal patches, and we serve as Hisamitsu's platform for U.S. prescription pharmaceuticals, helping Hisamitsu bring the benefits of patch therapy to the world.Noven CoaterNoven maintains state-of-the art, FDA-approved transdermal manufacturing facilities in Miami with capacity to produce several hundred million patches per year. These facilities are also approved by the U.S. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) for the production of controlled substances.