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Regional Director of Radioligand Therapy- (Western US)


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Regional Director of Radioligand Therapy- (Western US)

Job ID


Feb 27, 2024


About the Role

Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With strong medicines pipeline our current transformation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

Location: Remote: This position can be based remotely in US. Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.

Candidate will be responsible to manage Radioligand Therapy Specialists (RTS) covering Western and Central US States and must live in designated territory.

About the Role:

The Regional Director of RTS, Radioligand Therapy (RDR) fills a unique role on the RTS team, serving as the Team’s Manager and as the Nuclear Regulatory lead. The RDR is responsible for the administrative oversight of the RTS team. In consultation with the Head, Nuclear Capabilities, works to develop a strategic plan for operations, allocation of coverage, and annual individual and team goals and objectives. This position also ensures RTS team compliance with rules and regulations of applicable regulatory agencies and adherence to internal procedures and policies.

Key Responsibilities:

•Build, lead, manage and inspire a purposeful, patient-focused, engaged, and high-performing Radioligand Therapy Specialist team. Develop and drive a culture of collaboration and accountability, which embodies the Novartis Values and Behaviors – Curious, Inspired, Unbossed and Integrity. Attract and retain an inclusive team that embraces diversity, has the courage to speak-up and values development and continuous growth.

•Responsible for the management, leadership, and direction of the RTS team support to both internal and external stakeholders.

•Directs and develops programs (i.e. output measuring tools, customer needs assessment tools) to assure efficient and effective management of the RTS team.

•Lead and develop the RTS team to build clinical acumen within the US Field Medical Oncology internal team as well as the customers within existing and potential treating sites.

•Create and implement priorities for the RTS team to execute the franchise strategic imperatives and tactics focused on the delivery of the marketed therapies.

•Continuously inform Head- Nuclear capabilities, Medical TA Head and Stakeholder Engagement of business needs that arise from the RTS team and the customers they support.

•Manage resources and expertise across the team to ensure the assigned region has the coverage where and when necessary, thus ensuring adequate staffing and supervisory support.

•Conducts a periodic review of team impact, throughput, and completion/fulfilment of stakeholder requests.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

What You’ll Bring to the Role:

•Minimum Bachelor’s degree required.

•Additional advanced certification and/or certification required: Nuclear Medicine, Health Physics, Radiation Therapy, Medical Imaging, or Radiochemistry.

•Business background/experience preferred.

Experience/Professional Requirements

•Current license in Nuclear Medicine technology, Radiation Oncology or Nuclear Pharmacy required.

•State licensing knowledge and expertise required.

•Minimum 7 years of industry or clinical experience.

•Experience in oncology, NET and Prostate cancer preferred.

•Nuclear Medicine and/or Clinical Development experience preferred.

•Clinical trial regulatory experience preferred.

•USP General Chapter for Radiopharmaceutical experience/knowledge preferred.

•Project management experience preferred.

•Strong clinical expertise in Oncology preferred.

•Ability to lead and collaborate effectively with teams.

•People management experience preferred.

•Demonstrated cross-functional collaboration and leadership preferred.

•Monthly overnight travel requirement of up to 50% for the region.

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $201,600.00 and $302,400.00 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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Business Unit





East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work