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Available Team Positions:



Senior Director, Clinical Development

Reports to: Executive Director, Clinical Development

Position Summary

The Senior Director, Clinical Development will play a key role in strategy development, leadership, design and execution of ongoing and new development programs. He/she will successfully lead one or more clinical development teams (US and/or EU-based) to deliver high quality data for registration. The position requires the ability to partner with Regulatory, Early Development, Medical Affairs, Commercial and other stakeholders to deliver clinical programs for registration and launch. The successful candidate will have direct and recent experience with US and EU regulatory interactions for late phase development, and in CRO management, KOL interactions, and product launches.  

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide therapy area medical and scientific expertise to Clinical Development and other stakeholders to maintain Zogenix’s position in the orphan epilepsy space and to understand emerging medical discoveries and trends.
  • Lead the execution of a global clinical development program in the US and EU, providing on-site leadership and guidance for the clinical development team
  • In partnership with Regulatory and Project Management, oversee and ensure the quality, coordination and timeliness of clinical sections of IND's, Investigator Brochures, CTA's, ISS', ISE's and clinical expert reports, including writing and editing 
  • Work with partners to assure that the strategic positioning is in line with company goals and regulatory requirements
  • Anticipate trends in medicine and industry that may/will have an impact on the clinical/commercial viability of products and integrate factors into planning
  • Demonstrate leadership for the clinical development team by effectively communicating the strategic vision, the operational plan needed to achieve the vision
  • Prepare abstracts, manuscripts and presentations for external meetings In conjunction with finance and clinical operations, effectively manage budget and resources, funding and expenses for development projects
  • Possess a solid understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, company competition and commercial side of business
  • Attract and develop talent, coach and mentor others to higher levels of performance
  • Create an atmosphere of innovation and continual improvement 


  • Doctoral level degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, PsyD) strongly preferred
  • Experience in CNS development (Psychiatry or neurology)
  • 8+ years clinical development experience including successful product registration in the U.S., Europe 


  • Proven track record of successful leadership of clinical development project teams
  • Possess extensive knowledge of the late stage clinical development process
  • Experience in small molecule development and registration
  • Experience building strong relationships within the group (Regulatory, Product Development) and across functional groups (Medical Affairs, Commercial) to achieve results
  • Proven track record of success of directly leading, managing & developing talent; Build teams by understanding the skills and capabilities needed to effectively meet goals and objections and align them with the talents and capabilities of team members.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, experienced in presentations (internal and external) and regulatory writing (IND, CTD sections)
  • Ability to make significant decisions and recommendations and persuasively present data and support materials to gain approval and sponsorship for projects from senior management.
  • Skilled at presenting opinions and recommendations persuasively and authoritatively utilizing compelling information, strong influencing skills, personal credibility and strength of one's convictions and commitment.
  • Ability to handle obstacles and roadblocks by anticipating challenges and preparing well thought out arguments and contingencies.
  • Proven track record of garnering support for projects and recommendations through on-going collaboration, open and influential communications and commitment to improvement/change.


  • Ability to travel as required, including international travel. Average 10-20%, reaching 50% or more in some months.

This job description is intended to describe the essential job functions of this position and is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of job responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We respect individual differences, embrace diversity throughout the organization, and value the unique strength of each employee.

Please email resumes to with the following subject line: Sr. Director, Clinical Development


Director, Project Management

Reports to:  Chief Development Officer

Position Summary

Zogenix is currently seeking a senior Project Management Professional experienced in Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development, to drive project management at Zogenix.  Currently, the Project Manager will oversee the timeline and deliverables for the clinical trials for the company’s primary development product ZX008. In addition, he/she will manage other project teams as assigned and will manage key alliances across all projects as needed.  The successful candidate will apply strong fundamental project management expertise coupled with comprehensive knowledge of the drug development process and launch planning.  In order to enable Zogenix to meet critical business objectives, the Project Manager  will be responsible for the full integration of financial, development and commercialization activities.

Major areas of responsibility

  • Serves as Senior Program Manager for ZX008, a global orphan 505b(2) program for treatment of seizures in Dravet Syndrome
  • Responsible for hands-on program management of the program across internal stakeholders and external vendors, covering CMC, Clinical Development, Regulatory and Medical Affairs activities
  • Provide project templates to support ongoing public company requirements including financial auditing and project related information for quarterly earnings calls;
  • Successful collaboration and interactions with all levels of company personnel to manage quality program delivery on time and on budget; tracks overall program budget
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of the work flow processes, with strong planning and adaptations as necessary to support on time project execution
  • Facilitate establishment of appropriate project goals that enable Corporate and Functional Department goal-setting, and provide progress against goals
  • Establish a Zogenix Alliance Management system and provide Alliance support
  • Formalize and refine New Product Opportunity strategic decision-making process  


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline and 7+ years of relevant Program Management / Project Leadership in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent
  • Strong organizational, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience in tracking >5MM budget to plan
  • PMPP certification
  • Advanced Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel capabilities


  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong direct project management/leadership skills and a proven track record of leading late stage development programs leading to global regulatory approval;
  • Strong understanding of all phases of pharmaceutical product development, and US and EU pharmaceutical regulations
  • Hands-on individual who appreciates the opportunities offered by a small, fast-growing pharmaceutical company;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; capable of negotiating and informing relevant information across all levels of the company
  • Detail oriented, able to problem solve and apply good judgment to address unexpected challenges


  • Neuroscience experience a plus


Based in Emeryville, CA office

Must be willing to travel as required

This job description is intended to describe the essential job functions of this position and is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of job responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We respect individual differences, embrace diversity throughout the organization, and value the unique strength of each employee.

Please email resumes to with the following subject line: Director, Project Management





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