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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Director, Regulatory and Public Policy Development in Rockville, Maryland


This strategic leader in this role will lead the development of USP regulatory and public policy content to inform policy development to advance the supply of quality medicines and biomedical innovations. This role includes leadership of a team of professionals focused on US regulatory and public policy and requires collaboration across the USP organization to develop USP policy positions and to leverage the expertise of USP staff and volunteers. In addition, this leader will work with colleagues working internationally and the USP Quality Institute to shepherd a policy plan that complements USP’s 2020-2025 strategic plan.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Public policy program strategy – creates a five year plan to build public policy content upon which to expand USP’s contributions to policy dialogue to improve the supply of quality medicines.

  • Execute on policy content development goals

  • Collaboration with colleagues across the USP organization and leadership of a staff team to develop public policy content (policy positions, white papers, formal comment letters, etc.) to convey USP’s perspective on timely topics relevant to USP’s current work and public health impact opportunities.

  • Leverage USP’s science and public health resources, including USP’s volunteer bodies, to build policy content.

  • Lead the development of platforms, in collaboration with colleagues in Government Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Global Communication, to leverage content to inform regulatory and public policy dialogue.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

  • 10 years of professional experience working in life sciences or public health including more than three years managing complex projects or programs

  • 5 years of experience managing people.

Skills Sought

  • Significant, successful and demonstrable relevant career experience leading and working with teams in a science-focused matrixed global organization

  • Experience in leading health policy, public health, and/or health economics research

  • Impeccable written and verbal communications skills

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public policy, public health, law, medicine, or other related field

  • 15 years of professional experience working in life sciences or public health including more than five years managing complex projects or programs

  • Experience working internationally

  • Experience working with academic research partners

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Director, Regulatory Policy

  • Senior Manager, Innovation Policy

  • Senior Manager, US Public Policy

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.

The U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Ext. Affairs, Regulatory, & Communications

Job Type Full-Time