Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Director, Product Development. The select candidate will have an M.S. or PhD in Immunology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Cell Biology or within another life science area and 3+ years of Product Development experience or an MBA + B.S in life science and 5+ years of Product Development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are required.  In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.


The Director of Product Development oversees and coordinates product development projects and teams from conception through the development cycle. This role, in collaboration with key internal stakeholders, develops product development strategies that provide alignment and set direction for development programs across R&D. Actively manages risk and key stakeholders (internal and external). Helps identify and assess new program/product opportunities.




  • Consolidates and communicates the strategic and technical direction for products/project teams, linking together objectives and development goals from each area within R&D (Pipeline, Preclinical, Bio/Analytical Development and Process Development.
  • Acts as a technical expert and interfaces with key internal stakeholders that contribute to product development (New Product Planning, Product Management, Project Management, Clinical, Medical Affairs and Regulatory etc.
  • Responsible for developing and delivering on, an integrated product development plan
  • Leadership role responsible for providing clear direction on product development project requirements and deliverables and communicates expectations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Partners with Project Management to develop key milestones, project budgets and timelines.
  • Ensures consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle, from inception to product commercialization
  • Anticipates potential development opportunities, hurdles or issues and proactively manages to maximize opportunity and/or minimize risk.
  • Maintains current scientific knowledge in areas relevant to current products/programs.
  • Sources, interprets and summarizes key scientific data to assess for significance and potential program impact (opportunity/risk) and recommends changes as required.  Drives alignment across R&D teams with a strong level of partnership, empowerment and collaboration.



  • M.S. or PhD in Immunology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, or other related life science area and 3+ years of Product Development experience in pharmaceutical (preferably Therapeutic development) or
  • MBA + B.S. in life science and 5+ years of Product Development experience in pharmaceutical (preferably Therapeutic Development)
  • Experience in emerging infectious disease, acute care markets and working under government contracts is highly desirable.
  • Experience managing drug development projects through early development through BLA or NDA preparation and approval is highly desirable
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are necessary




  • There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • This information is available upon request from the candidate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions


As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life. We develop, manufacture, and deliver a portfolio of medical countermeasures for biological and chemical threats as well as emerging infectious diseases. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at Follow us @emergentbiosolu and @life_at_emergent

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