June 5th, 2023 Regulatory Affairs

Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs is responsible for helping build and execute on global regulatory strategy, objectives, policies and programs pertaining to development and marketing of Acadia products, including the regulatory compliance for advertising and promotion of marketed products.

This role will also assist Sr. Regulatory Affairs Dept. Staff in the compilation of regulatory documentation to support US and ex-US regulatory development and marketing application submissions in compliance with corresponding regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Regulatory Development and Life Cycle Management

  • Provides regulatory strategic direction and support for assigned global development programs/development program activities and assists Sr. Regulatory Affairs staff with their development program activities and deliverables
  • Designs and implements regulatory strategies with Regulatory Affairs staff to obtain and maintain product investigative and marketing applications for assigned programs, as well as their life cycle management
  • Strong competency in understanding regulatory requirements and emerging regulatory landscapes associated with US and global regulatory authorities
  • Experienced in responding to inquiries from global regulatory authorities as well as the preparation and conduct of meetings with global regulatory authorities intended to further the development of ACADIA development
  • With limited oversight, interacts effectively with cross functional project team members in order to communicate regulatory objectives/strategies for regulatory deliverables, including ensure timely, high-quality and content appropriateness of documentation supporting regulatory submissions, ensuring departmental timelines are

Regulatory Submission Coordination

  • Helps in establishment and execution of operational objectives of assigned and Staff projects
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of Annual Reports, Development Safety Update Reports (DSURs), Investigator’s Brochures and other documents required for INDs, CTAs, NDAs and other related regulatory development and marketing applications
  • Assists in the cataloging and maintenance of regulatory application submissions and
  • Requires strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines
  • Reviews SOPs pertaining to Regulatory
  • Keeps abreast of regulatory procedures and changes


  • Science or healthcare related degree preferred, including BS, MS, MPH, PharmD, PhD or MD. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry; regulatory drug development experience is required
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical information, as well as regulatory
  • Ability to understand and explain detailed regulatory affairs and compliance programs and/or
  • Ability to effectively present information to senior regulatory management, other departments or external
  • Ability to comply with changing regulatory
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and prioritize work
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


What we offer you:

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

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