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Director of Pharmaceutical Development

About Aerogen:

Headquartered in the vibrant city of Galway, Ireland, with offices around the world, Aerogen is proud to be the world leader in acute care aerosol drug delivery. Recognised through multiple MedTech awards and eight-time winner of the Zenith award for Respiratory Care Excellence in North America, collectively our employees make a difference to patients’ lives every day, having already reached 16 million patients in over 75 countries.

Our talented and skilled team collaborate to innovate, challenge and test not only in relation to our products but every facet of how we work. We lead the way, finding innovative solutions to even the most complex problems, all in the name of delivering better patient care.

Our business is growing rapidly across the globe and as we grow, our core culture of “We Care” universally connects us. We believe that your ambition and integrity fuels ours and we are committed to supporting our employees to reach their full potential through tangible investment in their careers. Join us as we continue to #discoverbetter.

What is the role? 
Based in our San Mateo, CA USA Headquarters for Aerogen Pharma, the Director of Pharmaceutical Development will manage key aspects of the development of Aerogen Pharma’s synthetic surfactant drug product, including managing drug and device supply and associated analytics for development, preclinical, and clinical studies, product characterization, and fostering related supplier relationships.

 What are the key responsibilities? 

The role of Director of Pharmaceutical Development will include:

  • Drug formulation development, using external contract laboratories, when required
  • Analytical Method Development, using external contract laboratories, when required
  • Drug & Device (through Aerogen Ltd) supply management for development
  • Drug and device supply management for Aerogen Pharma surfactant pre-clinical and clinical studies
  • Management of contract suppliers and formulation development laboratories
  • Writing/Review of Technical Reports, contribution to assembly of Budgets/Timelines
  • Writing and contributing to regulatory filings for Aerogen Pharma surfactant products

What education and experience are required? 

  • PhD or equivalent in Pharmaceutics or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in pulmonary product development across several development phases
  • Proven experience with management of third party CDMOs and development laboratories.

What key skills will make you great at the role?

  • Ability to work within a team environment, to achieve agreed company goals.
  • Critical strategic thinking, ability to shape both the medium and longer-term strategy of the business.
  • Strong clinical acumen.
  • Strong learning application.
  • High energy and self-driven to achieve targets.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of influencing skills.
  • Maintain established core business hours with additional hours and weekends as warranted by project assignment, required travel, or business necessity.
  • Proficiency in use of desktop software applications, such as MS office
  • Creative, Collaborative, and Innovative
  • Strategic Agility Relationship Building both Internal & External, ability to obtain buy-in to drive results
  • Ability to plan and drive expedient work product execution
  • High Integrity with strong communication and team skills
  • Self-motivated problem solver with strong attention to technical detail
  • Appreciation of cross functional interaction aligned with big picture strategic perspective

What is it like to work at Aerogen Pharma? 

Our purpose is to transform patient lives and our ethos is to #discoverbetter. This also translates to how we look after our people. We want talented, passionate and engaged people to join Aerogen and build your career with us. We understand that your life evolves through different stages, and we are here to support our global team with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone! Here is an idea of what we offer:

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision plus Company Paid Life & Disability Plans
  • Bonus & 401k Match
  • ‘Aerogen Connect’ – our employee led program which supports our global teams to unite and have fun.
  • We pledge 1% of profits and time to charities and organizations.
  • Generous PTO and Paid Holidays

Aerogen is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. If you have any difficulty using our application process, please contact us by emailing Please include your name and preferred method of contact.

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Job Title
Director of Pharmaceutical Development



San Mateo, CA