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Human Resources Manager/Part-Time or Consultant

Viracta Therapeutics is looking for a part-time or consultant Human Resources Manager, who will work directly with our employees and management team on day-to-day HR operational projects. The ideal candidate will be onsite at least one half day per week to provide consistent HR support.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with management to build HR infrastructure, programs and initiatives.
  • Partner with internal teams to drive employee engagement.
  • Recommend, manage, lead and execute a wide variety of day to day tactical HR operational programs.
  • Lead Talent Management efforts to attract and retain top talent.
  • Recommend, develop, and administer best practice programs (often from the ground up) to close any gaps and support efficient scaling.
  • Compensation and market assessments.
  • Manage and administer employee benefit programs.
  • Implement employee performance management programs.
  • Manage employee relations.
  • Provide employee coaching.
  • Policy and compliance projects.

Required Experience for this role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of HR. Must have previous HR experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • Prior experience as an internal member of HR, and experience in a public company environment is preferred.
  • BA in Business, Human Resources, or a related field or equivalent.
  • Experience managing the planning, development, implementation and administration of HR programs in the function of employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, or training.
  • Impeccable client service orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear, concise written and oral communication, good judgment, and discretion.
  • Ability to facilitate interactions and resolve conflicts.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, ability to operate in a virtual setting with the ability to leverage technology.
  • Ability to support the Company on average 10 hours per week

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with management to build HR infrastructure, programs and initiatives.
  • Partner with internal teams to drive employee engagement.
  • Recommend, manage, lead and execute a wide variety of day to day tactical HR operational programs.
  • Lead Talent Management efforts to attract and retain top talent.
  • Recommend, develop, and administer best practice programs (often from the ground up) to close any gaps and support efficient scaling.
  • Compensation and market assessments.
  • Manage and administer employee benefit programs.
  • Implement employee performance management programs.
  • Manage employee relations.
  • Provide employee coaching.
  • Policy and compliance projects.

Required Experience for this role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of HR. Must have previous HR experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • Prior experience as an internal member of HR, and experience in a public company environment is preferred.
  • BA in Business, Human Resources, or a related field or equivalent.
  • Experience managing the planning, development, implementation and administration of HR programs in the function of employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, or training.
  • Impeccable client service orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear, concise written and oral communication, good judgment, and discretion.
  • Ability to facilitate interactions and resolve conflicts.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, ability to operate in a virtual setting with the
    ability to leverage technology.
  • Ability to support the Company on average 10 hours per week

Director Pharmaceutical Development

Director, Pharmaceutical Development is responsible for the development of formulations and manufacturing processes for Viracta’s clinical and future commercial drug products, in addition to overseeing and managing Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs).

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement formulation and manufacturing process strategies and plans for solid dosage form drug products (DP)
  • Manage and oversee a global network of drug product, manufacturing, packaging and labeling CMO’s
  • Work collaboratively with pharmaceutical development, clinical and regulatory teams to ensure alignment of CMC drug product development plans and timelines with Viracta development programs
  • Establish and assure adherence to high scientific standards within the CMC drug product function
  • Manage drug product development including procurement of drug substance, drug product dosage forms and analytical development, for oral drugs, fixed dosing combination and pediatric products, via CMO partners to successful completion of project deliverables.
  • Guide formulation development, scale-up, validation and technology transfer to manufacturers
  • Assure suitable forecasts of DP needs for the clinical and/or commercial programs to ensure uninterrupted drug supply
  • Oversee manufacturing, release, and global distribution of drug product for clinical and commercial needs
  • Write and/or review relevant CMC sections of regulatory submissions (i.e., IMPD/IND/NDA, IB) and responses to regulatory agency (i.e., FDA, EMA) inquiries
  •     Represent the CMC discipline on development project teams
  •     Participate in Health Authority meetings/discussions, acting as responsible CMC/drug product development scientist in these settings, as needed
  • Conduct vendor selection and contract negotiations with external partners
  • Expectation is that candidate will be able to work onsite at least 1 - 2 days per week

Qualifications:

  • MS, PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as pharmaceutical sciences, organic chemistry, biology, or other scientific discipline
  • 8+ years of industry experience spanning development, scale-up and manufacturing of small molecule drug products in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Late-stage clinical development experience is highly desired
  • Experience managing relationships with CMOs including knowledge of small molecule product validation and experience with regulatory submissions
  • Hands on experience in formulation development and cGMP production of oral solid dosages
  • Experience on combination product and/or pediatric product formulation development is highly desired
  • Ability to build strong relationship with co-workers of various background and expertise
  • Good understanding of ICH, FDA, and EMA guidance and GMP requirements governing product/process development and manufacturing, stability, QC, QA, etc.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate and direct the work at CMOs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Up to 15% travel will be needed for management of CMOs

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Associate Director/Director Clinical Pharmacologist

Job Summary:

  • The Clinical Pharmacologist will contribute to the development and/or optimization of proprietary drug candidates by providing pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic evaluation in non-clinical and clinical studies.
  • This team member will provide oversight to relevant CROs and consultants in conjunction with the R&D leadership. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Establishing pharmacokinetic testing strategies and analyzing pharmacokinetic-related data generated during clinical trials, providing summaries as requested.
  • Thorough understanding of pharmacokinetic principles, including in-life aspects, modeling procedures (e.g., noncompartmental and compartmental), and interpretation of pharmacokinetic data
  • Development and characterization of bioanalytical assay systems to be used in pharmacokinetic studies
  • Identifying suitable CROs for PK studies, establishing good working relationships and installing contracts for respective studies
  • Supervising monitoring of contracted pharmacokinetic studies as well as data interpretation
  • Provides strategic and scientific advice regarding DMPK to Peer Review Committees and   Senior Leadership
  • Reporting of pharmacokinetic studies including integration of results in summary documents (e.g. IB, NDA and IMPD)
  • Planning, monitoring and reporting of studies on time, on budget and by meeting highest scientific and regulatory quality standards
  • Represent the PK/PD/ADME discipline on project teams
  • Responsibility for PK assessments in toxicology and clinical studies and managing related activities at CROs including assay validation, sample analysis and reporting
  • Contributing to Project Team activities by providing overviews, strategic planning and expert advice related to pharmacokinetic topics and tasks

Qualifications:

  • PhD or advanced degree in Life Sciences (e.g. pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, biochemistry,  pharmaceutical sciences, or related)
  • A minimum of 8+ year’s relevant experience in the field, with a minimum of 5 years industry experience. In-depth knowledge of pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology (including drug metabolism and PK/PD evaluation) and familiarity with standard ADME/PK modelling tools
  • Significant experience designing, interpreting, and reporting nonclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic and PKPD modeling studies required to support regulatory submissions
  • Experience in authoring regulatory documents with knowledge of global regulatory requirements and the relevant guidance documents
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and strong problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience in working in project teams
  • Understanding of GXP compliance and ICH guidelines