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In a fast growing Biotech company
Ascendis Pharma, a visionary and ambitious company, offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a key participant in the further establishment of the structure and function of device development, with a unique influence on shaping the way devices are developed in the future.
As Director, Device Development at Ascendis Pharma, you will be responsible for managing the device activities in new drug/device projects with partners and contract manufacturing organizations. You will report to the VP, CMC Pharmaceutical and Device Development. There are currently no direct reports to the position, but Ascendis is growing rapidly and this may be changed in the future.
Your key responsibilities:
You hold a relevant Master’s Degree combined with +10 years of experience from working with device development and project management, preferably with injection devices/combination products.
Qualifications required for the position include industry experience with planning and executing medical device development projects including user driven development based on usability studies. In addition, you have a proven history of effectively contributing to business plans at both the tactical and strategic levels.
Furthermore, you have a solid background and experience in working with external partners (CROs, CMOs and consultants) and you have extensive knowledge of world-wide medical device regulations as well as other international regulatory guidelines. You are knowledgeable about drug regulations, have experience from working in projects involving both drugs and devices, and you are comfortable managing multiple programs with competing and aggressive timelines. Finally, you can prioritize activities and work independently in rapidly changing internal and external environments.
You have excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken and you are an advanced user of MS Office, and other relevant IT tools or systems.
As a person you have a high level of drive, ambition, and passion. You take initiative, are persistent, pay attention to details and you are goal-oriented. You are comfortable with a risk-based approach to decision-making in a dynamic environment in which priorities and drivers can change rapidly. You can communicate clearly towards upper management and you are an active project player who cooperates closely with other departments at Ascendis Pharma. Finally, you are quality driven, open-minded, robust, able to stand firm, and you like to have fun.
At Ascendis Pharma you will be part of a stimulating and informal innovative working environment interacting with both colleagues and partners to deliver on Ascendis’ ambitious corporate goals.
Travelling: Approx. 20 – 30 days a 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 please contact Unique Human Capital, Research Consultant, Jeanne Dederding on M: +45 28 74 58 71. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.