Director, Regulatory Affairs

SAGE Therapeutics

SAGE Therapeutics

Legal, Sales & Business Development
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for a role that is responsible for regulatory activities related to SAGE’s clinical development programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop regulatory strategy and submission plans for quality and timely filings.

  • Provide regulatory guidance regarding FDA and ex-US regulatory requirements for global clinical development and registration of pharmaceuticals.

  • Oversee the preparation, review, and submission of regulatory documents, maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Prepare regulatory agency meeting requests and briefing documents.

  • Compile, review, approve, and submit clinical trial and marketing registration applications, amendments, and supplements.

  • Manage and ensure compliance with all reporting requirements, including annual and periodic reports.

  • Support the organization and record regulatory meetings with health authorities.

  • Provide strategic guidance for and author applications related to designations for expedited programs (e.g. Fast Track, Breakthrough, Priority) or special status (e.g. Orphan).

  • Provide support for regulatory review of publications and clinical trial materials.

  • Manage contract staff and vendors as needed to support regulatory activities.

  • Provide creative and innovative solutions while being an advocate for compliance.

  • Assist with SOP generation.

  • Perform other duties as required, interfacing with other departments, CROs, and external vendors as needed.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations. Must have a demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action, excellent analytical skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs related to the development of pharmaceuticals.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a scientific discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.

  • Experience with small molecule development (Phase 1 through NDA and post-approval).

  • Strong regulatory writing skills and knowledge of eCTD elements and structure.

  • Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes.

  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

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