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Product Innovation Director

Can you help Ascendis Pharma enter a new therapeutic area?

As Product Innovation Director at Ascendis Pharma, the main criteria of success is to help Ascendis Pharma define which therapeutic area to enter with their TransCon technology.

The Product Innovation Director will report directly to the SVP, Product Innovation and will become part of a very dedicated and experienced group consisting of the SVP, Product Innovation, CSO, VP of IP and a strong team of research scientists.

The successful candidate will play a prominent role in the group, and work to define the activities that pertain to future pipeline projects at Ascendis Pharma. Furthermore, the candidate will play a pivotal role in scientific due diligence both related to Ascendis’ assets and potential licensing opportunities.

You will be responsible for identifying new product opportunities and for developing the strategy of expanding Ascendis’ therapeutic focus beyond rare endocrine diseases.

The main areas of responsibility are:

  • Conduct strategic analyses to identify new product opportunities with particular focus on orphan diseases based on the TransCon technology
  • Provide a technical evaluation of these opportunities from a clinical, drug development, and business perspective
  • Lead the development of new opportunities from idea to preclinical Proof of Principle
  • Keep up-to-date with clinical research within focus areas (i.e. peer reviewed journals, scientific conferences, etc.) and build strong relationships with the key opinion leader community
  • Cooperate with external analytical institutions and consulting agencies
  • Participate in relevant conferences

Ideally, you hold a relevant university degree within life sciences – for example a Master of Science in Pharmacy, Biology, Biotechnology or the like. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred but not a requirement.

The successful applicant will already have a proven record of accomplishment within biotech or biopharma. Furthermore, you have experience in developing business cases, analysing competitive intelligence, and conducting scientific and technical analysis and presenting it on a very high level. You are proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken, and you master MS Office.

As a person, you are highly committed to delivering outstanding results at all times. You are analytical and science-driven, and you are capable of identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner. You are an adaptable and robust person with a hands-on attitude.

You are pragmatic with an open and communicative approach, and you have the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels.

Ascendis Pharma offers you an exciting and challenging position in an entrepreneurial and international company with a short line of command. You will be involved in activities that are central to Ascendis Pharma’s strategy and you will work with highly skilled and experienced colleagues to advance the exciting product pipeline.

Travelling: 20-30 days/year

Place of work: Ascendis Pharma resides in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbour, the canals, and the sea.

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Partner, Life Science, Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital on M +45 21 75 19 25. All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.

 

Ascendis Pharma A/S is an international company with offices in Copenhagen, Germany and the US. Ascendis Pharma is building an integrated biopharmaceutical company to advance its pipeline of long-acting prodrug therapies. They employ their proprietary TransCon technology platform to generate therapeutics with best-in-class profiles addressing large markets with significant unmet medical needs. Ascendis Pharma has a diversified and balanced high-value product pipeline within orphan endocrine diseases, and partnerships with market leaders.

For further information, please see www.ascendispharma.com

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