Faegre Drinker is seeking Senior Manager or Director level consulting professional to join our Federal Policy, Advocacy & Consulting (FPAC) Team based in Washington, D.C. The position will be focused significantly on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory policy issues with a particular focus on patient engagement and patient-focused drug development policies.
The ideal candidate will have seasoned experience in the FDA regulatory process and appreciation for policymaking interface. They will have experience with FDA regulatory policy in roles with industry, non-profit organizations or with Congress or the FDA and possess a demonstrated understanding of the subject matter and demonstrated results. They will possess a deep knowledge of the FDA regulatory process, public health, medical research, therapy development and Patient-Focused Drug Development and be able to understand and interpret the impact of legislation, regulations, and guidance documents on clients. They will also understand healthcare policy issues more broadly and be able and willing to work on clients issues extending beyond FDA. The core focus of this role will be supporting multiple client projects pertaining to FDA regulatory process issues, particularly in the areas of patient engagement, PFDD, and related issues. The successful candidate will be expected to manage or co-manage multiple project concurrently, prepare presentation materials, support development of survey instruments and related tools and manage or co-manage convenings, meetings and other events. Superior project management, organization, and communications skills are essential. The candidate may also engage on public policy issues pertaining to the topic, including supporting legislative or regulatory advocacy issues and potentially direct advocacy on Capitol Hill that would require registration under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.
Candidates should possess:
Superior written and oral communications abilities, including the ability to deliver information to both internal and external recipients and to persuade recipients to accept a point of view.
A strong understanding of the FDA regulatory process, including an understanding of relevant regulatory science and related issues.
Ability to think critically including the ability to anticipate and address potential challenges or impediments.
Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy issues.
Ability to manage multiple client priorities concurrently.
Demonstrated willingness to work hard, do what it takes, and drive toward results.
A track record of working effectively in teams while being able to operate independent to execute on deliverables.
Integrity, commitment to teamwork, top notch organizational skills, a passion for energy & environmental policy, and a passion for responsive client service, including outside regular business hours, are required. Our firm provides a creative, collegial, and high-energy workplace committed to providing exceptional service as well as a dedicated career advancement path and a commitment to fostering a work environment that emphasizes diversity, equity and inclusion as core values.
Faegre Drinker is a special firm — one that knows putting clients first is the foundation of career success — and we are uniquely designed to help you do just that. We eagerly collaborate with each other to generate fresh, workable ideas that produce practical solutions, better outcomes and happy clients. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is real, and diverse perspectives are sought and embraced. We provide a broad geographic and substantive platform that speaks to the needs of today's business. And we fully invest in training and supporting every professional who joins us.
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