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VOLUME 4 ISSUE 4 FALL 2012
 
  In this month's feature, Donna L. Tempel, PhD, MBA — President and CEO of Drais Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — shares her insights on the benefits of virtual biotechs in pharma today. Plus, we provide 6 quick tips to help you use your business cards more effectively in Networking Tips.

 
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Feature:
Using Virtual Biotechs to Move Drugs into Development More Efficiently

FeatureThis year, Bridgewater, NJ-based Drais Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has launched a new business model. According to Drais President and CEO Donna Tempel, PhD, the company created two virtual biotechs to more efficiently and effectively pursue clinical stage drug development. During an interview with Ashton Tweed, Tempel talked about Drais' virtual biotech business model, as well as shared her personal insights as to what it takes to be successful in pharma today. Read more.

 

Networking Tips:
6 Great Ways to Use Your Business Cards Effectively

TipsWhether you're looking for a new career opportunity or simply trying to build a professional network, your business cards can be one of your most valuable networking tools. Here we provide six quick tips to help you use your business cards effectively. Read more.


 

Don't Miss BioNJ's 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting!
BioNJ's 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting

When: February 7, 2013
Where: Hilton East Brunswick, East Brunswick, NJ

With attendance increasing every year, BioNJ's 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting has become the "Can't Miss Meeting of the Year" for the life sciences industry in New Jersey.
Click here for more details about the event.

 

  CAREER OPPORTUNITY LISTINGS  

Ashton Tweed is currently recruiting for a number of excellent opportunities in the life sciences. The following is a representative selection of our open positions. Click on the titles below to find out more about these opportunities.

If you are a qualified candidate who is interested in applying for any of them, please click here to submit your resume and include the job title in the subject line of your email. Or if you know a colleague who may be interested, please send him or her this newsletter by clicking on the following link: Send to a friend.

Vice President Clinical Research — A highly innovative NJ-based pharmaceutical company focused on clinical stage drug development is looking for an MD who is Internal Medicine Board Certified (or equivalent) and has 10-plus years of drug development experience working with small molecules.

Vice President Project Operations Management — A pharmaceutical company with a unique business model requires a candidate with 7-plus years of project management responsibilities that routinely required influencing and directing multi-division or multi-company entities.

Vice President Marketing — A privately held diagnostics company that develops and commercializes innovative solutions based on molecular technologies for industrial markets is looking for a candidate with 15-plus years of experience and progressive marketing roles at the senior management level.

Vice President Clinical Operations — A specialty pharmaceutical company located in the Philadelphia suburbs that uses its patented technology in the pain therapeutic area to produce novel products on its own and with partners is looking for an MD who is Internal Medicine Board Certified (or equivalent). Must also have a minimum of 10-plus years of drug development experience in early stage clinical research.

Program Leader — Located on the East Coast, this provider of custom-engineered medical devices that combine the durability of plastic with the barrier properties and product contact surface of glass is looking for a candidate with between 5 and 10 years of experience and a hands-on background in manufacturing, quality, or related discipline in medical devices.

Applications Development — A well-financed, rapidly growing company in the southeastern United States is looking for a candidate with a PhD or MS in chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent and 5-plus years of experience with parenteral drug development, primary packaging of parenteral drugs, drug process development, clinical testing, quality control, or related discipline.

Medical Science Liaison — A southeastern PA-based company is looking for a candidate with 5-plus years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry. A BS or BSN is required, while an MS, PhD, or PharmD is preferred.

Regulatory Affairs — A NJ-based pharmaceutical company is looking for a candidate with 5 to 7 years of experience independently preparing routine submissions in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs with oral solid dose.

Quality Assurance — A NJ-based company is looking for a candidate with 3 to 5 years of experience in drug development, as well as a minimum of 3 years of experience in good manufacturing practice/good clinical practice (GCP/GMP) operations/auditing, including detailed knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations.
     

 


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  IN THIS ISSUE  

Welcome from Ashton Tweed
 
Feature: CEO Leadership Series — Donna Tempel, PhD, MBA, Drais Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
 
Networking Tips: 6 Great Ways to Use Your Business Cards Effectively
 
 
Career Opportunity Listings
 
 
Profiles of Available Professionals
 
 
Industry Events
 
 
BioNJ's 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting
 
 
  INDUSTRY EVENTS  

January 7-10, 2013
J.P. Morgan 31st Annual Healthcare Conference

January 14, 2013
PCCI's Networking and Company Presentation

January 15, 2013
Delaware Bioscience Association BioBreakfast

January 23, 2013
GPSEG Life Sciences Subgroup Meeting

January 24, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures 3rd Annual Reunion

January 25, 2013
Practical Knowledge Series - Human Capital Issues/People Build Value

February 7, 2013
BioNJ's 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting, Awards Program and Networking Event

February 11, 2013
PCCI's Networking and Company Presentation

February 26, 2013
GPSEG Life Sciences Subgroup Meeting

  Click here for our latest listing of upcoming local networking events.
 
 
PROFILES OF AVAILABLE PROFESSIONALS
 
The following profiles below represent some of the outstanding Ashton Tweed candidates who are currently available for interim and/or permanent positions. If you are interested in learning more about any of our candidates or have another human capital need we can help with, please email us or call 610-725-0290 to speak with one of our life sciences partners.

Executive Director Project/Program Management, PhD: With a PhD in microbiology/immunology, this biopharmaceutical scientist has expertise in the design, execution, analysis, and reporting of preclinical through Phase IV development programs.
Find out more about this candidate.

VP Clinical Development, MD, MBA: Board certified in clinical pharmacology, pediatrics, and medical toxicology, this physician executive has achieved success in clinical practice, clinical development, and medical affairs in premier global pharmaceutical companies and, most recently, in a small, privately held pharmaceutical company.
Find out more about this candidate.

Manager/Senior Site Manager, Global Preclinical, VMD: With a VMD and a BS in animal science, this candidate has experience in drug development and preclinical programs that involved direct interaction with the FDA and close partnership with quality assurance colleagues.
Find out more about this candidate.

Quality Assurance Specialist: This candidate has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years, including extensive experience with in-phase Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) pre-clinical and clinical auditing, internal auditing, protocol, method and report review, as well as authoring and updating standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Find out more about this candidate.

Vice President/General Manager, MBA: This candidate has extensive experience working in the diagnostic space, leading worldwide marketing development and strategy and directly managing large global teams.
Find out more about this candidate.

Senior Scientist, Pharmaceutical R&D: With a PhD and MS in analytical chemistry, this candidate has over 10 years of industry experience in an analytical lab, including as analytical team lead for drug product development.
Find out more about this candidate.

 
 
 
  ABOUT ASHTON TWEED  

Ashton Tweed is dedicated to serving the human capital needs of life sciences companies, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, and medical device sectors. We connect companies with skilled life sciences professionals who can expertly meet their business needs — from product discovery through commercialization — providing retained executive search, interim placement, and direct-hire services. Contact us today.
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