Scientific Director - Nanomedicines (Complex Chemistry)

Lieu: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Fonction: Research and Development

Niveau de Séniorité: Director

Medha Khanna

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Vifor Pharma a world leading Nephrology, Iron Deficiency and Cardio-Renal pharmaceutical company, we are experiencing rapid growth due to pipeline realization, optimization and innovative alliance partnerships on a global basis. At this time we are seeking to appoint a scientific director within our nanomedicines group

You will provide scientific input for the development and implementation of the Nanomedicines-related strategy to maximize the global value proposition of Iron Franchise and assesses technologies under consideration by Vifor Pharma from the scientific and regulatory perspectives as well as fostering a network in the space and the scientific contributions with relevant professional bodies. You must have experience within an industrial setting of complex chemistry relating to nanoparticles ideally for Iron/Carbohydrate complexes.

Key Measures of Success

  • Quality of plans, inputs and information provided
  • Timeliness of inputs and implementation; in collaboration with the relevant functions
  • Effectiveness of internal and external collaboration with relevant functions, teams and professional/scientific bodies
  • Success in projects that meet related Company’s goals and expectations
  • Adding value and reputation to the company and their products by his specific scientific and professional experience and network


  • Scientific excellence
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills in English with ability to efficiently and productively communicate orally and in writing
  • Outstanding analytical skills – science-based and marketing oriented
  • Broad scientific knowledge with continuous expansion and learning ability
  • Works and champions ideas at international level and applies entrepreneurial thinking and spirit in work environment
  • Strong customer orientation with the ability to continuously expand market knowledge
  • Examines and understands issues from multiple perspectives or points of view, readily sees inter-relationships and cause-and-effect relationships; takes a systematic approach to successfully resolving issues
  • Works effectively in cross-functional teams (e.g., Marketing. Clin Dev., pre-clinical R&D, Safety, Med. Writing, Health Econ, Mark. Res., etc.)
  • Displays strong organization and time management skills; reliable in completing tasks and delivering on commitments in a timely manner
  • Acts as a role model for others in line with VIFOR Pharma values
  • Demonstrates strong teamwork skills in a multicultural environment


  • Provide scientific input for specific Iron-Franchise related cross-functional projects, such as LCM project, publication steering committee, competitors strategy, and regulatory support with a focus on Nanomedicines considerations
  • Contributes to the scientific discussion by publications and participation at scientific symposia, Advisory Boards and Working Groups
  • Provide scientific input and product expertise to the Medical information
  • Provide scientific input to research projects Nanomedicine

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong scientific background (Ph.D., Pharm. D.)
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and effectively evaluate scientific literature
  • Track record of scientific publications and speaker at symposia
  • Knowledge of nanoparticle chemistry preferably for iron carbohydrate complex
  • Familiar with CMC concepts for complex drugs
  • Understanding of preclinical study design and conduct as well as medical aspects of therapeutic areas along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise
  • Professional level in English, both in oral and in written communications
  • Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Requirements

  • 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with regulatory, safety and legal implications
  • Experience working in cross-functional projects and teams

A propos de nous

Le groupe Vifor Pharma est une entreprise pharmaceutique internationale spécialisée. Son ambition est de devenir le leader mondial dans les domaines de la carence en fer, de la néphrologie et des traitements cardio-rénaux. L’entreprise est le partenaire de choix pour les médicaments et les solutions innovantes axées sur le patient. Le groupe Vifor Pharma aspire à aider les patients du monde entier atteints de maladies graves et chroniques à mener une vie meilleure et plus saine. La société développe, fabrique et commercialise des produits pharmaceutiques offrant des soins de précision aux patients. Le groupe Vifor Pharma occupe une position de premier plan dans toutes ses activités clés. Il se compose des entreprises suivantes: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (sa société commune avec Fresenius Medical Care); et OM Pharma.

Le groupe Vifor Pharma a son siège en Suisse et est coté à la Bourse suisse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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