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Director, Regulatory Affairs

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Worker Status: Employee
  • Time Type: Full time
    • US - Remote


General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a Director, Regulatory Affairs who is a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker. The Director, Regulatory Affairs will be 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 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 create 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

  • 8+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs related development of pharmaceuticals.

  • Bachelor of Science in a scientific discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs related to small molecule development (Phase 1 through NDA and post-approval).

  • Master’s degree in a scientific discipline.

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

  • Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders.

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

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

  • Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills necessary to influence across functions and earn credibility across a complex and rapidly growing organization.

  • Excellent oral and written 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.

Benefits and Compensation

The base salary hiring range for this position is $175,440 - $241,230.*

  • The actual salary offered within the range is dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, education, skills, and performance.
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan; the bonus varies based on performance and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program.
  • To support your well-being, we offer a comprehensive benefits and wellness package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage upon hire. More information can be found in our Benefits Guide.
*Base salary ranges are periodically reviewed and subject to change.

Job ID: R001920

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All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief.  Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.

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