Associate Director – Regulatory Affairs

24 May, 2023


Associate Director – Regulatory Affairs

Nutley, NJ

At Eisai, satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing the benefits healthcare provides to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai’s human health care (hhc) mission. We’re a growing pharmaceutical company that is breaking through in neurology and oncology, with a strong emphasis on research and development. Our history includes the development of many innovative medicines, notably the discovery of the world’s most widely-used treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. As we continue to expand, we are seeking highly-motivated individuals who want to work in a fast-paced environment and make a difference.  If this is your profile, we want to hear from you.


Job Summary


The Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for providing all aspects of regulatory support for supplemental indications associated with an approved Neurology or Oncology agent. In addition, this position will serve as the lead support for early phase Neurology or Oncology compounds. This person may participate in departmental work streams designed to improve development cycle timelines or to improve regulatory processes.

Essential Functions

  • Regulatory Submissions (IND/NDA): Monitoring regulatory submission activities and reviewing regulatory documents prior to submission to ensure overall quality, compliance and timeliness. Partnering with project teams to assess regulatory support needs and align resources (i.e., sub teams) to provide regulatory support.
  • Interfacing with Authorities: Acting as the point of contact with regulatory authorities for assigned product(s). Leading calls or meetings with regulatory authorities.
  • Regulatory Strategy Development: Contributing to the development of global regulatory strategies across programs for own functional area and region. Identifying, monitoring and resolving regulatory issues and reporting progress to management
  • Compliance: Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws / regulations of each country in which we do business. Demonstrating high ethical behavior at all times, whether dealing with colleagues, vendors, patients, or physicians. Reporting legal, compliance and ethical violations in a timely manner
  • Life Cycle Management: Leading the planning, execution and assessment of product life cycle management activities and strategies


  • BS/BA degree in Life Sciences in a relevant field with 8 or more years of broad pharmaceutical experience, including 5 or more years of new drug regulated product strategy/submissions; or a Master’s or PharmD/PhD degree with 6 or more years of pharmaceutical experience and 3 or more years of related Regulatory experience, including fellowship experience, required.
  • Experience interacting with the FDA and ex-US health authorities.
  • Development and preparation of successful regulatory strategies and the ability to contribute to the development and writing of a regulatory strategy document.
  • Experience developing global regulatory strategies in coordination with clinical plans and marketing objectives.
  • Experience in successfully leading teams and the ability to broadly represent GRA functions on project teams.
  • Demonstrated matrix leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a matrix team across multiple disciplines.
  • Working knowledge of relevant drug laws, regulations and guidance’s/guidelines.
  • Oncology experience preferred





Eisai requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination as of their start date, to the extent permitted under applicable law. This requirement is a condition of employment at Eisai, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at an Eisai site, field based or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine for qualifying medical reasons (including pregnancy-related), or religious reasons (sincerely held religious beliefs), you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.


Eisai is an equal opportunity employer and as such, is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.  Similarly, considering the need for reasonable accommodations, Eisai prohibits discrimination against persons because of disability, including disabled veterans.


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Job posted: 2023-05-24