Careers

We take pride in being a company who hires exceptional people - like you - who exemplify high standards and a passion to create significant value and benefits for healthcare professionals and their patients, our employees and our shareholders.

Available Team Positions:

 

Associate Director, Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance

Reports to:  Executive Director, Drug Safety


Position Summary

As a member of Drug Safety, the Associate Director, Drug Safety will be primarily responsible for the medical review of individual case safety reports. The medical director will supervise the Contract Research Organization (CRO) activities and help to coordinate the data review from the Independent Data Safety Monitoring Committee (IDSMC). The Associate Director will also contribute to safety surveillance activities, safety process, and convention development, and will attend various safety related meetings. He/she will assist in establishing and maintaining the most effective organization of the drug safety department and with ensuring compliance with Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance regulations. This position reports to the Executive Director, Drug Safety.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervise CRO for medical review of individual case safety reports (ICSR) and Adverse Event of Special Interest (AESI) for clinical programs and marketed drugs, including coding, seriousness, expectedness, and company causality assessments.
    • Assist  CRO in the follow-up of important ICSRs to ensure relevant information is sought.
    • Supervise CRO for appropriate medical interpretation and consistency to adverse event case assessment.
  • Provides medical and drug safety support for internal and external customers.
  • Hold monthly safety review team meetings with the CRO to review ICSR case listing and data cleaning.
  • Provides ICSR-based input into signal management activities, as appropriate.
  • Coordinating with Clinical the abnormal echo reviews, sending data packet to IDSMC
    • Get International Pediatric Cardiac Advisory Board (IPCAB) reviews as needed
    • Get benefit risk assessment from the investigator
  • Performs aggregate safety data review to support analysis of similar events.
  • Compile the data for the quarterly Zogenix Safety Review Board Meetings.
  • Participate in the development of safety surveillance and risk management plans for drug development programs.
  • Collaborate with Clinical, Medical Affairs, regulatory colleagues and applicable functional specialists to identify, evaluate and manage safety signals.
  • Provides medical input into departmental initiatives as part of process improvements and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of global regulatory authority regulations (especially FDA and EMA) and apply appropriately to all activities.
  • Help prepare and review safety section(s) of investigator brochures, protocols, informed consent forms, statistical analysis plans, clinical study reports, NDA/BLA/CTD submissions
  • Review safety TLFs as needed/requested by Clinical

Minimum Job Qualifications 

  • Medical Education  (MD, RN, PharmD)
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience in Safety & PV
  • Experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry mandatory. 
  • Previous experience in neurology/epilepsy a plus.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of international regulatory guidelines and drug safety practices
  • Strong knowledge of individual adverse event case report processing, triage, and medical review
  • Knowledge of medical aspects of drug safety in pre- and post-marketing safety practice
  • Experience with safety databases (Argus preferred) and safety coding dictionaries (MedDRA, WHO Drug)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills are required
  • Working knowledge of relevant FDA, EMA, and ICH guidelines, initiatives and regulations governing drug safety ICSR medical review and processing.
  • Proficiency with the Oracle Argus Safety System.
  • Working knowledge of MedDRA and WHO DRUG dictionaries with relevance to ICSR case coding.

Special Working Conditions

  • Based in Emeryville, CA office
  • 10 - 15% overnight travel 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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Associate Director, Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance

Director, Human Resources

Reports to: Chief of Staff

Position Summary 

The Human Resources Director will play an integral role and provide hands on human resource support for the global company. The successful candidate will work with all levels of the company and must demonstrate professional discretion, independent and impeccable judgment, initiative, and follow through. This position requires a customer service orientation with focus on contributing to and modeling the values based company culture.

Major Areas of Responsibilities         

 

Provides Human Resources support:

  • Supports Human Resources function and serves as point of contact for all Human Resources inquiries
  • Provides guidance and support to employees and handles day-to-day employment issues
    • Engages in employee discussions to develop an atmosphere of trust and transparency
  • Develops and implements Human Resources policies, procedures and processes and identifies necessary enhancements
    • Recommends and partners with the Chief of Staff in the development of new policies and procedures
  • Manages New Hire orientation and on boarding
  • Manages separation process and conducts exit meeting interviews when appropriate
  • Oversees all Data management
    • Development, organization and maintenance employee records and data
      • Prepares and maintains employee reports
      • Completes verification of employment requests (VOEs)
      • Prepares and maintains organizational charts
  • Administers the Performance Development Process
    • Develops, prepares and distributes communications and tools
    • Works with managers and employees to answer questions and complete process
    • Responsible for driving organization to annual timeline         
  • As first point of contact, evaluates employee relations issues and meets with managers and employees to determine effective intervention for resolution. Proactively escalates critical issue as appropriate
  • Manages the benefits program with TriNet, the outsourced Human Resources vendor for U.S. benefits and payroll
    • Addresses day-to-day questions
    • Manages leaves of absence
    • Manages benefits enrollment and renewal reviews and decisions
    • Makes recommendations and manages the development and implementation of U.S. site related employee benefits
  • Works with the Chief of Staff to implement and manage UK Benefits
  • Supports Facilities to ensure a safe and culturally appropriate company environment for employees
    • Participates on Safety Committee  
    • Manages Workers Compensation and OSHA requirements
    • Assists UK Safety Officer/Office Manager
  • Manages the recruitment process
    • Responsible for recruitment postings and sourcing
    • Prepares and maintains job descriptions
    • Coordinates approval process, interview scheduling and offers
    • Participates in resourcing strategies and selection process
  • Ensures compensation/payroll/accounting are aligned and accurate
    • Works with payroll to ensure employee data is aligned and maintained accurately
    • Provides compensation input and manages salary surveys
  • Provides leadership for Human Resources team
    • Oversees all Human Resources functions
    • Ensures that all decisions are reflective of the company culture          

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8-10 years of progressive Human Resources experience ideally in the life science industry with experience leading a Human Resources team

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with an open mind and flexibility
  • Exceptionally good judgment in decision-making and people relations
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration in area of Human Resources
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with excellent customer service focus
  • Ability to demonstrate professional discretion
  • PC proficiency in Microsoft office software is required
  • Good writing, analytical, and problem‐solving skills are essential
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Strong commitment to high quality workmanship and team spirit
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred

Special Working Conditions

  • Based in Emeryville, CA office

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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Director, Human Resources

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  

Minimum Job Qualifications 

  • 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

Other Skills & Abilities

  • 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

Preferred Job Qualifications 

  • Neuroscience experience a plus

Special Working Conditions

  • 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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Director, Project Management

Executive Assistant

Reports to:  Chief Development Officer


Position Summary

Zogenix is seeking a professional who enjoys being a part of a dynamic team and does what it takes to get the job done for the success of the company and its leaders. If you are a dynamic person who demonstrates a hands on, can do attitude, and is willing to wear multiple hats then we have an amazing position for you!

Major Areas of Responsibility

The Executive Assistant essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Handle information of a highly confidential and critical nature.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the organization and provide assistance as needed.
  • Create and update complex PowerPoint presentations, as well as other documents and correspondence in Word and Excel.
  • Manage calendars and assist in prioritization, time management and maintaining deadlines.
  • Coordinate a variety of internal and external meetings, conference calls, and web meetings across multiple time zones.
  • Coordinate complex domestic and international travel plans, including monthly expense reporting and reimbursement.
  • Screen incoming mail and telephone calls.
  • Provide back up support to other members of the administrative team as needed.
  • Manage office supplies and implement efficiencies
  • Contribute to the culture of the company and general office decorum
  • Support various fun company events!

Minimum Job Qualifications 

  • Proficiency with MS Office, including intermediate-advanced skills with Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • 5+ years administrative experience required, previous experience supporting C level executives.
  • Ability to appropriately handle critical information and sensitive situations in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and shift priorities simultaneously.
  • Detail oriented, able to problem solve and apply good judgment to address unexpected challenges
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and customer service oriented.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and handle a variety of situations with peers and leaders in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a fast-paced organization
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts; ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Strong level of initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Must have experience managing projects including the ability to multi-task. A high level of organizational skills and attention to detail is required.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate written and orally in a clear & concise manner.

Special Working Conditions

  • Based in Emeryville, CA office
  • Driver’s license required
  • Employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25lbs.
  • Preferred experience in pharma or clinical trials support

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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Executive Assistant

Manager, Business Development

Reports to: Vice President, Corporate Development

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a track record of business development experience within the pharmaceutical industry to join Zogenix’s business development team.  This individual will contribute to achieving Zogenix’s corporate business development goals and objectives with an emphasis on identifying, evaluating and executing high value business development transactions.  This highly visible position reports to the Vice President of Corporate Development, and will interact directly with the company’s business development and executive leadership teams.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Source, screen and track potential in-licensing and acquisition opportunities, coordinating due diligence, recommendations of deal structure/terms, and decision-making
  • Interface effectively with all internal stakeholders of all disciplines, including research and development, clinical/medical, regulatory, legal, finance and the full senior executive leadership team in order to evaluate and advance deal transaction opportunities
  • Provide analytic support, financial deal analysis, risk-adjusted NPV valuations, forecasting/P&L modeling and other financial analyses needed in support of evaluation of business development opportunities
  • Prepare and give presentations to senior management regarding the status, progress, and key issues with respect to deal transactions
  • As a key member of the business development team, contribute to overall corporate development strategy and goal setting
  • Attend and represent Zogenix at relevant scientific and business development partnering conferences

 

Minimimum Job Qualifications 

  • BA/BS required; MBA or graduate degree in scientific/medical discipline (Ph.D. or M.D.) preferred
  • 3-5 years bio/pharmaceutical experience required; Candidates with industry, as well as relevant consulting, investment banking, and/or venture capital, preferred
  • High energy individual with positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-pace entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work in a hands-on, collaborative fashion with many different disciplines both inside and outside of the company
  • Strong knowledge of biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, drug discovery and development
  • Strong leadership qualities, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong relationship management skills and strategic thinking
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prepare clear, succinct and convincing memos and presentations
  • Ability to perform complex financial calculations such as NPV, product forecasting, product P&L modeling

 

Special Working Conditions

  • Based in Emeryville, CA office
  • Travel may be 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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Manager, Business Development

Paralegal

Reports to: Vice President, Compliance & Legal Affairs

Position Summary

Experienced corporate paralegal responsible for carrying out duties in small corporate legal department under the guidance the Vice President of Compliance & Legal Affairs, including providing contract reviews and researching legal and compliance issues.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Provides support to Vice President Compliance and Legal Affairs in corporation's legal department.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, master services agreements, clinical development and commercial agreements, lease agreements
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with state, local and federal regulations
  • Prepare, maintain and file physician payment data for all necessary Sunshine Act transparency reporting per Federal, State and International requirements
  • Compile necessary compliance data and prepare compliance audit findings
  • Maintain and organize minute books
  • Assist with all corporate compliance training
  • Monitor legal and contract reviews by outside counsel

 

Minimum Job Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or certificate in paralegal studies
  • Extensive knowledge of legal principles and practices
  • Extensive knowledge of legal research techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of legal contracting principles
  • Some knowledge of state and federal laws/regulations related to life science industry
  • Experience in life sciences industry a plus

 

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Relevant computer software knowledge and experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Attention to detail

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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Paralegal

 

Recruiter (Contract)

Reports to: Chief of Staff

Position Summary

Zogenix is currently seeking a Contract Recruiter experienced in Life Science recruiting, to drive talent acquisitions at Zogenix.  The Contract Recruiter will work closely with hiring managers to document requirements of job openings and will determine appropriate recruiting sources for advertising and posting positions. They will also promote the company image to candidates and external service providers. In addition, responsibilities include resourcing candidates and developing networks of people and processes to support a strong pipeline of qualified candidates. Overall the Contract Recruiter will support the Talent Acquisition team to administer staffing/employment/ recruiting programs.


Major Areas of Responsibility

The Contract Recruiter essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for full cycle recruitment administration
  • Fill positions in assigned areas i.e. Clinical Operations, R&D positions etc.
  • Screens resumes and evaluates effectiveness of electronic candidate evaluation tools.
  • Documents candidate evaluation and interview process. Negotiates and/or supports HR Recruitment team and hiring manager in developing new hire compensation package/offers
  • Conduct employment references
  • Works with agencies, recruiting contractors and/or internet website representatives in the course of conducting employment advertising campaigns.
  • Utilize company applicant tracking and data systems to manage workflows and recruitment data
  • Provide performance feedback on all recruiting agencies/sources.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of six years of related experience and/or combination of experience and education/training.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six years of related experience; or,
  • AA degree in related discipline and five years of related experience; or,
  • BS/BA degree in related discipline and three years of related experience
  • Experience in full cycle recruitment specifically for life science based positions  

 

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Organizes and prioritizes numerous tasks and completes them under time constraints.
  • Frequently applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways.
  • Applies strong analytical and business communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in area of expertise.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to company plans and objectives. 

 

Special Working Conditions

Must be available to work in the Emeryville office 3 days per week.

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 careers@zogenix.com with the following subject line: Recruiter

 

 

Please email resumes to careers@zogenix.com.

Note to Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed exclusively through our Human Resources Department, therefore, we kindly request that recruiters not contact employees or hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business or present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization.  Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. 


We operate on an agreed set of values at all levels throughout our organization regardless of title, department or location.  These values, woven into our daily activities, decision-making processes and internal and external interactions, focus intensely in these areas:

 

 

Intelligent
We think collaboratively to drive the company's success.
Innovative
We boldly explore options and inspire others to be creative.
Inclusive
We lead with transparency and include the input of others.
Intentional
We passionately pursue our goals while displaying integrity and respect.