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As an emerging leader in biotechnology, our talented, entrepreneurial, and collaborative teams are critical drivers of our success. If you are looking to expand your knowledge, deepen your experience, and collaborate with scientists motivated to deliver life-altering medicines to people in need, Viela Bio may be the place for you.

Viela Bio offers competitive packages including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Matching 401k program
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Insurance coverage

Please see our current open positions located in our Gaithersburg, MD office. Please submit your resume and cover letter follow the link at the bottom of the Job Description for the position you are interested.  For additional information please email hr@vielabio.com. We will reach out to you should your experience and interests align with our needs.

Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, Analytical Sciences - Job Ref ID: 2019-002

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual to lead analytical development with partners and CDMOs to advance Viela’s portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with partners and CDMOs to develop and optimize HPLC, CE, mass spectrometry and other protein analytical methods to support early molecule selection, advance clinical trial and product license application.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for molecule developability, product characterization, CQA assessment, method issues, including experiment design, data interpretation, and troubleshooting. Contribute to the investigation and resolution of out-of-specification (OOS) and out-of-trend (OOT) testing results.
  • Review characterization plan/reports, comparability protocol/reports, method SOPs, method development/transfer/qualification and validation protocols and reports.
  • Lead preparation and review of CMC sections related to analytical procedures, method validation, comparability, specifications, reference standard and stability in INDs, IMPDs, MAAs, BLAs, and other regulatory submissions.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Significant in-depth technical expertise in analytical development and commercialization of biologics. Broad knowledge of protein chemistry and structural characterization of mAbs and novel biologics using various analytical techniques. Experience with regulatory submissions and Regulator Agency interactions.
  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in mass spectrometry, HPLC (SEC-,RP-,IEX-,HIC-), electrophoresis (CE-SDS, icIEF), and glycan analysis. Familiarity with biophysical tools such as FTIR, DSC, CD and AUC. Knowledge with bioassay and binding assay development is a plus.
  • Experience in cGMP (such as document management, deviation root-cause analysis, CAPA and change control) and QC practices including reference standard, control chart, stability, IOQ and validation.
  • Prior experience in leading analytical development required. Proven success record managing third-party CMOs and analytical method transfer required.
  • Experience with late stage characterization, CQA assessment, control strategy, and marketing applications desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong leadership skills. Excels at making good decisions and priority setting.

Education and Minimal Requirement

  • PhD in Biochemistry or related field with 5+ years of biotechnology experience.

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Associate Director/Director, Downstream Process Development - Job Ref ID: 2019-004

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual to lead downstream process development from pre-clinical to MAA, and post approval life cycle management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with partners and CDMOs to develop, optimize and characterize downstream processes to advance clinical trial and product license application.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for downstream process development, optimization, transfer and scale up, characterization and validation.
  • Generate downstream development strategy and timeline. Review development plan/reports, tech transfer documents and batch records. Provide support, including PIP as needed, for technology transfer and GMP manufacturing.
  • Lead preparation and review of CMC sections related to cell line and upstream development in INDs, IMPDs, MAAs, BLAs, and other regulatory submissions.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in protein purification, including chromatography, filtration, tangential flow filtration, viral inactivation, and harvesting methods; downstream and harvest process development and optimization, scale down model qualification and process modeling. Experience with large scale purification and filtration required.
  • Experience with late stage characterization, risk assessment, control strategy, process validation, and marketing applications desired.
  • Good understanding of protein biochemistry, and analytical techniques desired.
  • Experience in leading CMC teams, esp late stage programs.
  • Experience in cGMP and technology transfer required, such as document management, deviation root-cause analysis, CAPA and change control.

Education and Minimal Requirement

PhD in Biochemistry or related field with 7+ years of biotechnology experience.

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Clinician, Director - Job Ref ID: 2019-005

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Clinician to join our team. This position will have full responsibility for the planning, implementation and daily operation of drug development projects. He or she will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to support company initiatives that improve the quality and content of all clinical programs to deliver our portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for delivery of development projects.
  • Direct/Oversee the design and implementation of early stage clinical projects, as a member of our Product
  • Development Team (PDT) and leader of the Clinical Sub-Team (CST). Ensure that the overall scientific and medical content of all clinical programs is scientifically and clinically rigorous.
  • Prepare clinical development plans that integrate pre-clinical and early clinical findings while working to ensure cross-functional alignment on an ongoing basis throughout the early phases of clinical development.
  • Design scientifically rigorous and maximally cost-effective clinical protocols that are aligned with the clinical development plan.
  • Present and defend protocols and clinical development plans at internal governance forums.
  • Serve as Medical Monitor, responsible for the safety monitoring of clinical trials, and as medical expert for Phase I/II/III studies, managing the process from protocol development through study execution to completion of study reports and integrated regulatory documentations.
  • Monitor study progress, ensure proper study conduct and adherence to the protocol, lead data review, evaluation, and analyses with support from Data Management and Stats & Programming team.
  • Present study updates, interim results, and final headline data to senior management as required.
  • Provide medical input and contribute to the clinical development sections of regulatory documents such as Dossiers, BLAs, INDs, Safety and Annual reports, handling of responses to regulatory agencies regarding questions about complex clinical development issues (e.g., safety or efficacy).
  • Ensure that Serious Adverse Events are properly reported on a global basis.
  • Direct responsibility for leading a team of Clinical Development professionals and ensure delivery of their portfolio of assets.
  • Implement clinical R&D policies, SOPs and related directives.
  • Review potential in-licensing candidates and present recommendations to Senior Management groups.
  • Support any needed due diligence and prepare/present medically sound strategy and plans associated with advanced opportunities.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • 5 plus years in clinical research and/or drug development in CRO, pharmaceutical environment, or academia.
  • Good understanding of the drug development process (especially early phase clinical trials), protocol writing & study conduct, data review and reconciliation, the principles of translational medicine, and what it takes to lead teams successfully.

Education and Minimal Requirement

MD with a valid US medical license preferred; Medical specialty and sub-specialty training in an area related to autoimmune diseases required.

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Clinical Data Manager (DM) - Job Ref ID: 2019-006

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial Clinical Data Manager (DM) to join a fast-paced Data Sciences group. The DM reports through to the Senior Director, Data Sciences. In this position the individual ensures successful execution and coordination of Clinical Data Management (CDM) activities to support the delivery of drug projects which advance treatments for those suffering from severe inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an expert in end-to-end CDM, providing oversight and advice to the clinical project team regarding CDM activities and deliverables
  • Manages and resolves issues related to CDM deliverables by developing solutions to complex problems
  • Develops clinical project standards and processes based on industry best practices
  • Reviews, assesses and manages CRO delivery against KPIs and overall DMC performance
  • Manages external data processes, including setup and reconciliation
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Minimum of 5 years of Data Management experience in the Biotech/Pharma/CRO industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of drug development process
  • Demonstrated current understanding of GCP and regulatory requirements as they relate to data management systems and activities, and Good Clinical Data Management Practices
  • State-of-the-art understanding of database structures and data standards (CDISC)
  • Experience with clinical data management systems and electronic data capture (EDC)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong leadership skills. Excels at making good decisions and priority setting.

Education and Minimal Requirement

  • Education: Minimum of a BS in life sciences degree and/or equivalent experience
  • CCDM preferred

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Medical Affairs Leader - Job Ref ID: 2019-007

Summary of Position

The Medical Affairs Lead is responsible for the overall MA strategy during preparation for launch, during launch and post launch. MAL will work closely with the commercial lead to develop the processes and allocated the resources to support such strategy. MAL will provide guidance and support to the MSL lead and team in executing the strategic plan. The MAL will have a leadership role in the multidisciplinary team of Viela bio and will work closely with the CD Leads, CMO, Regulatory, legal and commercial.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the strategic plan for Medical Affairs team.
  • Develop the syllabus for MSLs.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for engagement with US experts in disease area.
  • Develop strategic plan for MA cover of all US territory.
  • Lead and manage effective relationships with US Key Opinion Leaders.
  • Ensure appropriate allocation of resources across the Viela Bio brands and pipeline, in line with corporate strategies and priorities.
  • Network extensively to develop long-term strategic partnerships with thought leaders both internally and externally.
  • Represent Viela Bio at medical meetings, advisory boards and outreach meetings as needed/appropriate.
  • Contribute to and collaborate with clinical development with regards to ongoing or planned interventional clinical trials (phase 1-4) as needed.
  • Develop a strategy for approval and managing investigator-initiated studies.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • At least 5 years of successful academic work in medical discipline related to immunology plus 5 years industry experience in MA in disease area related to immunology including rare diseases. Product launching experience is desirable.
  • Solid personal and professional relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in medical areas related to immunology.
  • Strong credibility within the US medical community which includes the ability to reach out to key thought leaders in academia.
  • Strong working knowledge of the clinical drug development process in the USA.
  • Strong skills and experience in analyzing and presenting complex clinical data.
  • Strong understanding and experience in the regulatory guidelines governing MA.
  • Track record in the conduct/participation in clinical trials (investigator initiated, company sponsored or cooperative group trials) and their subsequent publications.
  • Experience managing and leading MSL teams.

Education and Minimal Requirement:

MD or DO with board certification and /or board eligibility in medical discipline related to immunology. US State Licensure to practice medicine is desirable.

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Project Coordinator, Project Management - Job Ref ID: 2019-009

Summary of Position

The Project Coordinator, Project Management reports through the Senior Director, Project Management. In this position the individual ensures successful coordination of activities to support the R&D cross-functional teams in the delivery of drug projects which advance treatments for those suffering from severe inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works closely with project management leadership
  • Coordinates with the project manager for tracking of project milestones, schedules, and timelines
  • Manages the flow of information contained in project and portfolio systems such as Sharepoint and MS Project
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team members to compile the monthly reports and dashboards regarding status of project milestones
  • Assists in scheduling meetings, preparation of agendas and minutes
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Two to Four (2-4) years of experience in pharma/biotech
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience with project management software (Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, MS Project)

Education and Minimal Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree; concentration in a scientific-related discipline required

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Manager/Sr Manager, Clinical Operations - Job Ref ID: 2019-010

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Manager/Sr. Manager of Clinical Operations. This is a position requiring solid understanding of all aspects of industry sponsored clinical trials Phases 1/2. Individuals suited for this position are highly independent, organized, dedicated to their programs and motivated by achieving organizational goals. Viela Bio is a fast-paced bio-technology company created to push the boundaries of science and clinical development in pursuit of life changing treatments for patients with rare diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide matrix management of functional area representatives to cross-functional teams
  • Lead/oversee cross-functional CTTs for early phase studies
  • Define and manage accountabilities for all CTT members
  • Collaborate with cross-functional area heads to ensure proper resourcing for assigned trials
  • Support development of Protocol Concept Sheet (PCS) and Clinical Study Protocol (CSP)
  • Develop outsourcing specs for vendor requests for proposal and scope of work agreements
  • Manage selection of study vendors for assigned studies
  • Manage the vendor(s) throughout the life of assigned clinical trial
  • Provide input on investigational site selection in collaboration with Clinical Development and vendors
  • Review and refine Clinical Operations Plans/Vendor Oversight Plans
  • Provide oversight of monitoring activities through review of monitoring reports, QA-GCP audit reports and communications with investigators, study site personnel and CRAs
  • Lead ongoing review of data to ensure quality and consistency
  • Participate in planning and conduct of investigator meetings and ad boards, etc.
  • Develops and manage program budget(s) and oversees site agreement/budget negotiation process, and manage program timelines
  • Oversee the submission of trial-related and essential documents to the Trial Master File
  • Identify and provide solutions to clinical trial issues or risks
  • Provide input into non-project related activities and development of procedures/SOPs
  • Facilitate training to clinical study teams on protocol specific topics
  • Participate as appropriate in internal and external audits

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Thorough understanding of country level regulations, ICH and GCP guidelines
  • Understanding of cross-functional clinical processes including data management, biostatistics, medical writing, drug safety, CMC and regulatory affairs
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team in a matrix environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven complex problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally (internationally and domestically)
  • Minimum of 6 years progressive experience in clinical operations including 3 years of clinical project management or equivalent

Education:

  • BS preferred

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Senior Director, Hub/Patient Services - Job Ref ID: 2019-013

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Senior Director, HUB/Patient Services. This person will be responsible will lead the day-to-day operations of Viela Bio’s reimbursement case specialists and patient service teams. Responsibilities include ensuring Viela Bio’s HUB and co-pay assistance operations provide the highest level of customer service in helping patients start and stay on Viela Bio’s products. This individual will develop HUB and co-pay assistance strategy, lead the selection and contracting of service providers, manage all contracted reimbursement and customer service operations and support a culture of transparency, collaboration and growth.

This individual reports to the Vice President, Market Access and has oversight responsibility for contracted reimbursement case managers, customer service specialists and other external vendor partners. This role is responsible for collaborating with multiple functional groups, including but not limited to Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Commercial Operations, Patient & Professional Engagement, Medical Affairs, Legal, and IT.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, oversight and management to ensure the effective functioning of the HUB and co-pay assistance program by establishing and monitoring program goals and key performance indicators.
  • Ensure HUB performance is communicated to key stakeholders by developing and implementing performance dashboard and improvement plans as needed.
  • Lead cross functional teams to develop program enhancements that will optimize customer service and patient access by identifying emerging service opportunities.
  • Build and develop productive working relationships with external service providers and internal cross-functional stakeholders
  • Negotiate and execute complex contracts/SOWs for desired services.
  • Monitor and assess performance of external services partners, ensuring they perform in accordance with agreed upon contracts. Put appropriate corrective measures in place and/or develop alternative solutions to address performance issues.
  • Analyze HUB and co-pay operating data to identify trends and opportunities for process/program improvement. Oversee design, development and implementation of workflows to assure seamless experience for customers.
  • Develop and maintain all program materials, including call guides, SOPs, work instructions and training resources per Viela Bio’s legal, medical and regulatory approval process.
  • Ensure that contracted patient services team, other external services partners/HUBs, and internal stakeholders (marketing, market access, trade and sales) are properly educated on the features and benefits of patient services programs.
  • Oversee development and management of HUB operations budgets and forecasts.
  • Ensure that all actions, and those of his/her team both internally and through vendors working on our behalf, are in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies and demonstrate Company values.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Minimum of 6-8 years commercial or operations experience in biotech/pharmaceuticals with at least 5+ years leading large, complex HUB operating teams.
  • Experience managing multiple vendors providing services intended to improve patient experience
  • Travel: as needed

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business, scientific or related field; advanced degree or MBA preferred.

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Head of Inebilizumab Marketing - Job Ref ID: 2019-014

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Head of Inebilizumab Marketing. This role is critically important to the Commercial organization. Responsible for developing, leading and executing the pre-launch and launch strategy for inebilizumab including the go-to-market strategy, core selling materials and launch planning. This is a complex and demanding position and requires a strong commercial leader with excellent marketing capabilities, strong analytical skills, superior cross-functional collaboration skills, and the ability to operate with highly effective influencing skills. Success in this critical role may result in significant professional growth and further advancement at Viela Bio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of the commercial vision for inebilizumab and the brand plan process which includes product strategy, strategic imperatives, behavioral objectives, and tactics with associated budget and resource needs
  • Define KPIs and analyze performance of key commercial programs on an ongoing basis
  • Cultivate relationships with customers, develop deep market insights, and customize commercial strategies across various customer segments
  • Provide strategic leadership and work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and agency partners to identify and implement market analyses, competitive benchmarking, and other key analyses to inform marketing tactics and programs
  • Partner with regulatory, medical affairs, compliance and legal through the development and approval phases to ensure all materials are held to the highest standards
  • Effectively communicating with senior leadership to ensure organizational alignment around the product strategy, forecasts, and resource needs

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • At least eight years of experience in a series of commercial roles of increasing scope, scale and complexity.
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative marketing and commercial strategies and successfully launching products. Prior experience launching products in rare diseases is highly desirable.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams in a matrix environment, managing projects involving multiple functions and shared accountability.
  • Possesses analytical, strategic, business planning, communication, and teamwork/collaboration skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to foster relationships, and the ability to develop innovative ideas and solutions.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science and/or business; Masters is strongly preferred

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Senior Director, Trade and Distribution - Job Ref ID: 2019-015

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Senior Director, Trade and Distribution.  This person will be responsible for ensuring operational and tactical effectiveness of the distribution model for inebilizumab reporting to the Vice President, Market Access.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Director, Trade and Distribution will act as liaison with both internal and external supply chain and distribution stakeholders including; 3PL, specialty distribution, specialty pharmacies.
  • This role will provide the day-to-day interface with contracted channel providers, support contract development, implementation as well as reporting and analytics.
  • Includes key interactions/networking with other functional areas (internal supply chain, legal, finance, brand teams, market access, sales, and manufacturing) and external service providers
  • Includes financial responsibility, budget management, and forecasting
  • Provide technical expertise to support contract negotiation, implementation and ongoing optimization of our distribution model.
  • Support day-to-day activities with channel providers to ensure effective and efficient distribution to the end customer
  • Monitor distribution service model to ensure optimal performance and work closely with Hub/case management to manage and incorporate modifications that enhance the service model.
  • Evaluate channel providers for contract compliance.
  • Assess monthly/quarterly fees from channel providers and validate invoicing of services.
  • Provide pharmacy operations expertise that support data analysis and performance of channel providers for contract reviews, assessments and model optimization.
  • Work closely with IT supporting the integration of distribution data sets to evaluate and process for support of enterprise wide information solutions

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Prior work experience (8-10 yrs.) in biotech/pharmaceutical industry in Specialty Pharmacy distribution, trade and channel management
  • Extensive understanding of specialty pharmacy/distributor operations
  • Broad understanding of vendor contracting as it relates to the distribution service model
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and execute on time commitments
  • Strong ability to analyze, organize, validate, query, and manipulate large data sets and prepare and present the outputs for management and decision support
  • Thorough understanding of the U.S. Healthcare financing and product delivery service model
  • Travel as needed

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

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Head of Patient Engagement - Job Ref ID: 2019-022

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Head of Advocacy. This role is critically important to the organization and is focused on improving the lives of patients, their caregivers and families. This position serves as the global face of Viela Bio to patient advocacy organizations and professional medical associations. Responsibilities include developing, implementing and leading patient and professional advocacy strategy and programs, positioning the company as the preferred partner for global patient and professional organizations, and building and leading a best-in-class patient advocacy function that oversees all patient facing programs. This is a complex and demanding position and requires a strong leader with excellent communication skills, strategic thinking, cross-functional collaboration skills, and highly effective influencing skills. Success in this critical role may result in significant professional growth and further advancement at Viela Bio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact to build and maintain collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships with key patient advocacy and professional medical associations.
  • Define and standardize best practices in advocacy relations. Based on a clear understanding of and empathy for the patient experience, design and create processes, systems, solutions, and tools that will contribute to the effectiveness and success of the patient advocacy plans.
  • Develop overall advocacy strategy and tactics to support Viela Bio through effective advocacy relations, emphasizing shared goals with priority groups with alignment to business objectives.
  • Proactively and on an ongoing basis advocate Viela Bio’s priorities and objectives with senior leadership and opinion leaders at targeted associations with direct one-on-one meetings and participation in industry focused society boards/committees.
  • Provide support to cross functional departments including regulatory affairs, medical affairs, government affairs, commercial, managed markets and other corporate and field-based functions.
  • Understand the mission and vision of each advocacy organization in order to develop and recognize how to work most effectively with these partners; Expected to determine the best mix of organizations based on their expertise in the therapeutic space.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • At least ten years of progressive work experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and/or a related patient focused organization with a minimum 5 years of patient advocacy experience required. Prior launch experience in rare diseases is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in event planning with a strong awareness of emerging trends around patient-centered research and technology, patient experience, and patient-reported outcomes.
  • Solid understanding of the applicable regulatory environment and industry standards.
  • Possesses compassion, empathy and a high degree of integrity and accountability.
  • Ability to build, maintain and influence effective working relationships with key internal stakeholders, including marketing, medical affairs and corporate communications.
  • Demonstrated technical, organizational, project management, negotiation and budgeting capabilities and a self-starter with excellent ability to implement and execute.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Adept at creating and communicating a clear vision and purpose.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to foster relationships, and the ability to develop innovative ideas and solutions.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science and/or business; Masters is strongly preferred

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Senior Administrative Assistant - Job Ref ID: 2019-028

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Senior Administrative Assistant to support our growing organization’s key leadership members.  This is a critical role as part of a collaborative administrative team that focuses on servicing the commercial side of the company but also works as back up support with/for the other Administrative team members.  As a part of the growing commercial team, you will need to stay 2 steps ahead of leadership and anticipate the ever-changing needs. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to several departments with duties that include (not limited to) managing multiple calendars to prioritize and resolve conflicts, schedule meetings, conference calls and video conferences. 
  • Arrange meetings and events with internal employees as well as external contacts.
  • Arrange domestic and international travel.
  • Process time/expense reports and supply orders with accuracy and efficiency for team members, including follow-through to ensure that appropriate and timely actions are taken.
  • Coordinate departmental recruitment efforts to include scheduling of interviews, onsite assistance on the day of interview and onboarding of new employees.
  • Produce accurate and properly formatted documents using Microsoft Office.
  • Assist with tracking department budget and coordinating legal documents for proper signatures to meet deadlines and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Effectively manage special projects and other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • At least five to seven years of related experience
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Ability to use specialized equipment and maintain written records
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact confidently with employees at all levels
  • Able to prioritize time sensitive assignments

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business or English. 

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Scientist II/Senior Scientist Bioinformatics, Research and Development - Job Ref ID: 2019-029

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated Bioinformaticist to support research activities related to immune-modulating drugs for autoimmune indications. This person will be responsible for supporting early stage pre-clinical as well as clinical programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Bioinformatics for pre-clinical stage programs
    • Conceive informatics analysis strategies and independently execute bioinformatics analysis that support discovery and pre-clinical studies such as new target identification and biomarker development
    • Perform data analysis and prepare summaries of results
  • Support clinical-stage programs
  • Work collaboratively with Research, Translational & Clinical scientists to identify genes and pathways in human diseases through interrogation of complex multi-omics data sets generated from pre-clinical and clinical samples as well as through publicly available datasets
  • Present findings at external meetings and prepare manuscripts

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Deep understanding of relevant concepts in Immunology and autoimmune disease
  • Extensive knowledge of “big data” proteomics and transcriptomics required
  • Extensive experience in the use of a high-level programming language such as R (Bioconductor), MATLAB, Python or Perl for complex data analysis
  • Industrial experience is desirable
  • The candidate will be expected to analyze, interpret and present data sets and should have clear and effective presentation skills and be able to work independently with minimal supervision

Education:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or Biological Sciences with strong quantitative background, involving the analysis of large-scale complex data such as next generation sequencing.
  • 5-10 years experience in academia or in Industry

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Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, Research and Development - Job Ref ID: 2019-031

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join the research organization in a lab-based position. This person will be responsible supporting pre-clinical programs in the areas of autoimmunity and inflammation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, troubleshoot and execute biochemical and cell-based in vitro biologic assays to support early-stage pre-clinical programs in autoimmunity and inflammation
  • Maintain human and murine cell lines; isolate and culture primary human cells
  • Perform data analysis and prepare summaries of results
  • Present experimental data at team meetings
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks and records in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multifaceted research team

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Experience with handling human blood and isolating cell populations
  • Proficiency with troubleshooting and developing in vitro assays
  • Background in animal models of inflammation/autoimmunity is a plus
  • Experience with techniques such as ELISA, ELISpot and flow cytometry
  • Experience with preparation of RNA and RT-PCR is desirable
  • Knowledge of the drug development process
  • Highly organized with experience managing several tasks simultaneously

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of biotechnology experience

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Scientist II/Senior Scientist, Research and Development - Job Ref ID: 2019-034

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated Scientist to support research activities for drugs that target the immune system for autoimmune indications. This person will be responsible for supporting pre-clinical and clinical programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support research strategies to build a pioneering pipeline
    • Lead research efforts for target identification and support milestone advancement of new targets
    • Contribute to business development strategies regarding innovative drugs and novel technologies
  • Establish external collaborations with autoimmune focus to further research capabilities
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multifaceted research team
  • Represent Viela Bio at strategic external meetings through presentations and publications in high impact scientific journals

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Extensive knowledge of immunological pathways required
  • In depth knowledge of adaptive and innate immunity required
  • Previous experience working with project development teams required
  • Previous experience working on translational aspects of drug development a plus
  • Industrial experience with in-depth understanding of drug discovery required
  • Clear and effective presentation skills required
  • The candidate will be expected to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong publication record

Education:

  • PhD with post doctorial experience in immunology, autoimmunity or related field with 5-10 years’ experience in Industry

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Clinical Scientist - Job Ref ID: 2019-037

Summary of Position

The Clinical Scientistwill be responsibility for the planning, implementation and daily operation of drug development projects. S/he will contribute to and support Department/Clinical initiatives to improve the quality and content of all clinical programs as well as the cross functional/organization processes designed to effectively deliver our portfolio. 

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a well-trained individual with strong leadership skills who is driven by science and the desire to develop novel therapies for patients. This individual will have the opportunity for growth and development while working in a vibrant environment and “biotech” culture. The ideal candidate will have a mastery of the drug development processstudy document writing & study conduct, data review and reconciliation, the principles of translational medicine, and what it takes to lead teams successfully. 

Specific duties and major responsibilities include: 

  • Direct/oversee the design and implementation of early stage clinical projects and ensure that the overall scientific and medical content of all clinical programs is scientifically and clinically rigorous. 
  • Prepare clinical development plans that integrate pre-clinical and early clinical findings while working to ensure cross-functional alignment on an ongoing basis throughout the early phases of clinical development. 
  • Design scientifically rigorous and maximally cost-effective clinical protocols that are aligned with the long-term clinical development plan. 
  • Present and defend protocols and clinical development plans at internal governance forums. 
  • Serve as a functional area representative to cross-functional teams, providing oversight and guidance at the Product Development Team, Clinical Study Team, Clinical Trial Team, and Translational Science Sub-Team. 
  • Work closely with the Medical Monitor to assess study progress, ensure proper study conduct and adherence to the protocol, and lead data review, evaluation, and analyses with support from Data Management and Stats & Programming team.  
  • Present study updates, interim results, and final headline data to senior management as required. 
  • Prepare various official and regulatory documents for Regulatory and other agencies, such as Dossiers, BLAs, INDs, Safety and Annual reports, handling of responses to regulatory agencies regarding questions about complex clinical development issues (e.g., safety or efficacy).   
  • Lead cross-functional teams comprised of multidisciplinary professionals and clinical scientists 
  • Implement clinical R&D policies, SOPs and related directives. 
  • Review potential in-licensing candidates and present recommendations to Viela Leadership.  
  • Support any needed due diligence and prepare/present medically sound strategy and plans associated with advanced opportunities. 
  • Contribute and support Department/Clinical initiatives to improve the quality and content of all clinical programs as well as the cross functional/organization processes designed to effectively deliver our R&D portfolio. 

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • At least 5 years of experience in clinical research (in an academic, pharmaceutical company, or CRO environment) related to the design and/or conduct of clinical studies is required. 
  • Experience in autoimmune disease clinical development and/or translational science desired. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and listening skills. 
  • Results driven and able to achieve creative and sound outcomes. 
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively in a cross-functional environment. 
  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions; agile in learning and action oriented. 
  • High level of emotional intelligence; self-driven with the ability to function autonomously with minimal direct guidance. 
  • Able to relate to varied level audiences across organization; able to build and lead effective teams and coach & develop team members; able to set priorities for team and maintain accountability; skillful in negotiating organizational boundaries and hierarchy; experience managing and developing others. 
  • Able to balance scientific & business perspectives; able to delegate effectively; strategic thinker who can provide vision and purpose for teams; demonstrates managerial courage. 

Education:

  • PhD, PharmD, or equivalent

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Senior Quality Specialist - Job Ref ID: 2019-039

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Senior Quality Specialist. This person will be responsible for the execution of the Viela Quality System and associated support processes and will interface directly with 3rd party vendors, Research, Development, CMC, Commercial and Clinical Operations leadership teams to support and achieve Quality and Compliance goals. Input on key global QA / Compliance and business initiatives.

Position includes the following: GxP auditing of internal and external services utilizing risk-based strategy; Implementing and utilizing Quality Management; Product release utilizing systematic process flows; training and documentation management. Review documents such as SOPs, deviations, change control requests, corrective and preventive action plans, validation protocols/reports, technical reports, etc. Interprets and implements regulations into quality procedures and assists in facilitating regulatory compliance inspections. Strong time management skills. Support during Regulatory Inspections and 3rd party audits. May travel to oversee vendors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute GxP Quality systems including Vendor Oversight, Documentation Management, training and GXP audits.
  • Support Regulatory and 3rd Party Audits and Inspections.
  • Oversee GMP operations at CMOs including quality review of batch records, analytical data, and lot disposition activities of, bulk substance, drug product, packaged and labeled drug products.
  • Lead investigations for any non-conformances during GxP activities.
  • Lead and conduct GxP audits on suppliers, issue audit agendas, reports, findings, perform follow-up actions and escalate findings to management as necessary.
  • Oversee GCP compliance with respect to clinical site and CRO audits.
  • Oversight qualification of all GxP vendors.
  • Oversight of clinical trial execution.
  • Conduct pre-audit and pre-inspection quality reviews to ensure better audit/inspection outcomes; Oversee the audit response process for the Investigator Site and Contract Research Organization (CRO) audits/inspections and ensure acceptability of actions to address findings.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable internal and external regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to the quality and regulatory status and performance of company operations, processes and products, including GMP, GLP, and GCP.
  • Maintain compliant quality system that adheres to regulatory expectations both internally and with respect to oversight of the company’s suppliers.
  • Work with CMC, non-clinical, clinical, regulatory, etc as an active cross-functional team member to ensure the appropriate document/data integrity for regulatory submission and regulatory inspections to ensure that the organization is inspection ready.
  • Interfaces directly with Research, Development and Clinical; actively influence and participate on quality compliance initiatives from a tactical GxP compliance perspective.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility within the Quality and/or Compliance area.
  • Knowledge of US and Worldwide GxP regulations and experience with regulatory compliance inspections.
  • Compliance / QA experience in biopharmaceutical.
  • Extensive experience with electronic GxP systems approaches and implementation of such systems.
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment across multiple technical functions.
  • Ability to effectively interact with both global functional areas (GxP) and manufacturing sites (GMP) and third party vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including, listening, writing, negotiation, facilitation, attention to detail and presentation skills).

Education:

  • B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related fields preferred.

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Director, Commercial Operations - Job Ref ID: 2019-043

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Director of Commercial Operations. This person will build and lead the Commercial Operations function responsible for all commercial operations capabilities including people, processes, and systems required to support the launch of Viela Bio’s first commercial product in the US. The role will collaborate closely with cross functional leaders including Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Legal/Compliance, Medical Affairs, IT, HR, and Manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with the VP, Head of Commercial’s leadership team and various stakeholders to enhance execution and delivery on a variety of regional business goals and priorities.
  • Develop all processes, systems, and tools required to support Sales, Marketing, and Market Access.
  • Responsible for field operations:
    o Training
    o Territory design
    o Field CRM
    o Sales/Commercial Analytics
  • Build and manage multiple external vendor/partner relationships to ensure high quality services, the utmost compliance, with Viela policies, practices and regulations.
  • Implement and manage an incentive compensation program and corporate policy.
  • Develop and lead the data management, reporting, and sales analytics functions that will procure, collect, and store all data for the commercial organization.
  • Design key performance reports within the CRM system for the sales organization and marketing team members so they have access to pertinent data that helps them sell more effectively and understand their business.
  • Educate sales team on the effective use of data and data reports to analyze and optimize their business.
  • Effectively manage a budget and provide insight into field budget forecasting.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • 10+ prior commercial operations experience; preferably with a smaller pharma or biotech company.
  • Strong focus on field-based strategy/performance/data analytics, sales force deployment, customer targeting/segmentation, CRM experience.
  • Excellent diplomacy and facilitation skills; ability to influence without authority.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory and legal requirements regarding pharmaceutical commercial operations.
  • Proven leadership in developing new business processes and moving them to automated systems and implementation.
  • Ability to work/lead in a dynamic group that takes a multi-disciplined team approach to executing and achieving departmental and corporate goals.
  • (It is critical that the Director of Commercial Operations) Must possess a high level of comfort working in a high-growth, fast paced, matrix environment where influencing and negotiating across an organization is a necessity.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA is a plus

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Regional Business Director - Job Ref ID: 2019-045

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a talented and highly motivated Regional Business Director (RBD). This person will be responsible for building and leading a team of 8-10 Immunology Specialists and other field-based personnel within their region in the execution of disease awareness and patient identification activities.  Post launch, the RBD will also be responsible for executing marketing strategies and achieving annual sales goals. 

Additionally, the RBD will create a patient focused culture where the understanding and addressing of patient and customer needs are above everything else.  This role is an opportunity to build a customer-focused field team with the responsibility of launching an exciting rare disease product as well as branding Viela Bio to the Neurology community. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive sales plan to ensure achievement of sales and corporate objectives.
  • Coordinate with the Head of Sales for the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and staffing of the Immunology Specialist team.
  • Lead a team in a matrix environment, which will encompass Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Medical Affairs, Patient access team, and other parties as deemed necessary.
  • Fully accountable for ensuring a culture of compliance aligned to Viela Bio’s regulatory and legal guidelines.
  • Develop and implement product launch plans specific to regional needs.  Analyze data including business statistics and customer feedback that provides an information framework for the development of regional business plans.
  • Manage talent and has knowledge of the incentive compensation processes.
  • Serve as the connection for relevant market information from the field to the home office and make recommendations on changes.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • 10+ experience in the pharmaceutical industry with significant biotech/specialty sales experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of sales leadership experience leading sales teams
  • 3 years of experience in one or more of the following: rare disease/orphan drug experience; ultra orphanpreferred Neurology/MS Center experience 
  • Buy & Bill, in office injectable, “site of care” development experience highly preferred
  • Successful track record as a sales leader in achieving sales results 
  • Previous experience leading a team in the launch of a highly specialized medication
  • Experience leading teams in a matrix environment coordinating with sales, marketing, patient services, market access, etc.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced, highly challenging work environment 
  • Significant domestic/regional travel is required (approximately 60-70%)
  • Valid drivers license is required 

Education:

  • Bachelors degree required; MBA is a plus

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Associate Director/Director, Supply Chain - Job Ref ID: 2019-051

Summary of Position

Viela Bio is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual to provide strategic and operational leadership to global commercial and clinical supply chain activities.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement sustainable processes and system tools to efficiently conduct global wide materials forecasting, production planning, material management, warehousing, and logistical operations.
  • Develop material related data definitions, business rules and standards for master data. Develop, monitor and enforce data management policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Responsible for commercial manufacturing production planning, demand and supply requirements, inventory and supplier management. Investigates capacity against mid and long term forecast to identify key constraints and opportunities. Proactively identifies supply chain risks and develops action and resolution plans.
  • Oversees, either directly or indirectly, change controls, investigations, and deviations and partners with stakeholders to manage on time initiation and release of batches, resolve deviations, and implement CAPA’s.
  • Manage the materials budget and ensure the department adheres to the approved budget. Assists in developing COGm estimates.
  • Develop work models, play books to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of Supply Chain functionalities such as S&OP, Integrations, Import/Export operational capabilities, etc.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • In depth knowledge and experience of global commercial supply chain operations for biologics. Solid understanding of GMP and relevant ICH and FDA guidelines. Cold chain knowledge and experience in a biopharmaceutical setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in import/export, international shipment highly desired.
  • Advanced problem-solving, critical thinking and solutions orientation skills. Well-organized with ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Quick learner.
  • Strong leadership skills including leading projects with broad scope and impact outside own department and ability to drive results through team leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills are required.
  • Prior direct supervisory experience desired.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in supply chain, operations management, engineering or relevant technical discipline with 7+ years of relevant experience.

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