Associate Director, PBPK Clinical Pharmacology

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PBPK modeling has become an important component of clinical development.  PBPK models are used to characterize the drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) properties based on calibration to non-clinical and clinical data.  This enables extrapolation and generation of hypotheses to inform clinical development.  Additional applications include drug-drug interaction (DDI) risk assessment, PK and dose predictions in humans and special populations, prediction of target tissue concentrations, and formulation optimization.  The responsibilities of the PBPK Scientist will include:

  • Providing leadership to and collaboration with multidisciplinary project teams to develop and apply PBPK models
  • Demonstrate high proficiency in the development and application of PBPK models to address drug-discovery and development questions
  • Partnering with external groups to accelerate the internal PBPK efforts in key disease areas
  • Independently provide expert support to project teams to design, execute and interpret clinical pharmacology studies
  • Independently develop appropriate PBPK tools to support innovative applications
  • Network with stakeholders in non-clinical DMPK, Biotransformation, and pharmaceutical development to identify and interpret experiments critical for model development and refinement
  • Align PBPK model deliverables with the clinical pharmacology and clinical development plans
  • Stay informed with emerging literature and science in the DMPK and PBPK fields
  • Build and maintain a personal track record of publication in the area of PBPK
  • Contribute to the standards of practice within the department
  • Participate and contribute to departmental and R&D initiatives
  • Begin to learn how to align disease area PBPK strategy with organizational priorities
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborations with stakeholders in other functional areas
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to both internal colleagues and the external scientific DMPK/CP&P community
  • Maintains an active relationship with colleagues in Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics at the project level as well as in the advancement of Pharmacometrics


  • Ph.D. in DMPK, pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacology, engineering, toxicology or a related field.  M.S. in appropriate field with significantly more experience may be considered.  In addition to the Ph.D., 5+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience in applying PBPK modeling for DDI and PK predictions for Associate Director level.  Candidates with less education and experience may be considered for a lower starting level commensurate with education and experience.
  • Excellent understanding of the theory and principles in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism and transporters
  • Understanding of the theory, principles and statistical aspects of mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Ability to learn new areas of biological sciences and build on solid foundation of quantitative skills to develop PBPK models
  • Ability to communicate internally and externally on topics related to Clinical Pharmacology and PBPK is required
  • Ability to keep up to date with and propose the implementation of scientific and technological developments in the area of PBPK
  • Hands-on experience with one or more of the modeling software like Simcyp, GastroPlus, PKSim, etc.
  • Experience with general programming and data analysis tools/languages such as R, Matlab, Spotfire, etc, is desirable
  • Desire to interact as a modeling and simulation expert with matrix project teams working closely with experts from different functional areas (pre-clinical and clinical)
  • Knowledge of current practices and issues in pharmaceutical R&D in disciplines such as clinical pharmacology

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Associate Director, PBPK Clinical Pharmacology
Bristol Myers Squibb