VP of New Drug Development

Taipei City Permanent NTD6,000,000 - NTD7,000,000 per year
  • Work with a team which is committed to drug development and scientific data
  • Promising pipeline

About Our Client

Our client is more than just a pharmaceutical company; it's a beacon of innovation and hope in the realm of healthcare. Committed to research and development, our client stands at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries aimed at transforming the lives of patients worldwide. With a passionate dedication to scientific excellence and a mission-driven approach, our client endeavors to bring about meaningful change in patient care and treatment outcomes.

Job Description

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to drive the company's new drug development initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to maximize the potential of the R&D and clinical support infrastructure.

Scientific Oversight:

  • Oversee all aspects of small molecule drug development, ensuring scientific rigor and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Coordinate diverse scientific and technical requirements, including chemistry synthesis, drug discovery, and structural optimization.

Collaboration with NIH:

  • Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders at the NIH to facilitate collaboration and secure research funding.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for joint research projects and grant applications to leverage NIH expertise and resources.

Project Management:

  • Lead cross-functional teams to execute drug development projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Monitor project timelines and budgets, identifying and addressing potential obstacles to ensure timely project completion.

Business Development:

  • Identify potential partners and collaborators within the pharmaceutical industry and academic research community.
  • Negotiate and execute strategic partnerships and licensing agreements to expand the pipeline and enhance competitive position.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Stay current with regulatory requirements and guidelines governing small molecule drug development.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards in all aspects of drug development activities, including preclinical and clinical studies.

The Successful Applicant


  • PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant scientific discipline, with a focus on small molecule drug development.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with a track record of leadership in drug development.
  • Direct collaboration experience with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or similar research institutions.
  • Strong understanding of the drug development process, from target identification to regulatory approval.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Previous experience in a startup or early-stage biotechnology company.

What's on Offer

Opportunity to drive company's business direction

Jenny I Wang
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Phone number
+886 2 8729 8235

Job summary

Job function
Life Sciences
Research & Development
What is your area of specialisation?
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Taipei City
Contract Type
Consultant name
Jenny I Wang
Consultant phone
+886 2 8729 8235
Job Reference

Diversity & Inclusion at Michael Page

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