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Pre-clinical SME

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Tyr is a management consulting and government affairs firm. We partner with our clients to tackle the most important challenges facing their organizations. We value performance and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support BARDA Program Office(s) as a subject matter expert in relevant field of experience(s) for vaccine, therapeutic, and/or antimicrobial advanced development; clinical and/or regulatory policy and/or manufacturing capacity construction
  •  Provide guidance documents and option papers on key issues related to the area(s) identified
  •  Review contract proposal and related documents
  •  Provide senior-level briefing(s) to ASPR/BARDA as required
  •  Prepare regular reports to ASPR/BARDA management on various technical issues identified 
  •  Provide project development level portfolio management and oversight
  •  Develop, implement, and consciously improve Total Life Cycle Cost (TLCC) efforts
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Preclinical through Phase 1 Antibacterial development
  •  Provide support to BARDAs Combating AntibioticResistant Bacteria (CARB) Accelerator program 
  •  Provide support to BARDAs Antibacterial Program
  • Support BARDA’s further collaboration with the NIAID in antimicrobial development
  •  Evaluate potential antimicrobial products for scientific feasibility and entrance into the BARDA antibacterial portfolio that aligns with BARDA’s strategic priorities

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 10-20 years of preclinical and/or antimicrobial development experience. Experience leading (e.g. Head of Preclinical Development) of early stage drug development products (Lead optimization through Phase 1). Antimicrobial experience including nontraditional antimicrobial approaches preferred Understanding of antimicrobial, R&D, licensing, and use required. Industry experience preferred (or extensive Industry contacts) with program strategy and planning experience.
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