Careers

Esperion is a small company doing big things. We are an exciting and fast-paced business which makes it both very demanding and very rewarding. Top-notch colleagues, innovative and important work, and unfailing commitment and pride in what we do make Esperion a great place to work.

What drives our work? Our core values:

Respect Individual dignity

The Esperion team is driven by personal pride in what we do. Our colleagues are undaunted by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, confident in their ability to rise to the challenge. They bring professionalism and integrity to their work and we’re lucky to have them. Together, we’re exploring, creating, and building upon our collective understanding of basic science to develop novel therapies for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Commit to Vibrant Teamwork, Challenge Conventional Thinking & Innovate

Esperion is a place where competing ideas thrive, where conflict is about developing the best solution. Our processes are collaborative and iterative. We recognize that putting our multiple and diverse heads together creates better results. We push each other and support each other in our quest to develop new pathways to better health.

Encourage Continuous Curiosity to Achieve Excellence in Science

Our team is comprised of exceptionally experienced drug developers, committed to excellence in everything they do. This means we apply our expertise to design experiments, collect data, and analyze the results. It means we think critically and analytically, always seeking to learn from our efforts. And it means we have the courage and expertise to challenge conventional thinking and move innovative technologies to the forefront of medicine. We seek to understand the basic science, find its therapeutic applications to treat human disease, and make a difference in patients’ lives.

  • Lead Medical Writer

    Esperion’s corporate headquarters are located in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Company offers a competitive salary, stock-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with a match and health insurance.

    Reports To: Vice President, Clinical Development

    Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Lead the overall management, planning, evaluation and documentation of projects and studies.

    Participation in on-going medical development activities including:

    Preparation of regulatory documents and interaction with global regulatory authorities.

    Monitoring and reviewing incoming data.

    Analysis, presentation and interpenetration of on-going studies and published data.

    Documents for interactions with health authorities and expert bodies.

    Close collaboration with drug safety, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, clinical development and clinical trial operations.

    Participation in the preparation of abstracts, posters and presentations for scientific meetings and congresses.

    Developing and writing clinical plans and protocols ensuring that they are scientifically sound.

    Requirements:

    Solid experience in clinical research including writing clinical study reports and interpreting clinical data.

    Good communication and collaborative skills with experience at working with cross-functional and external groups, including researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders.

    Ability to interact effectively in a multifunctional multinational team setting.

    Understanding of the business and regulatory aspects in pharmaceutical drug development.

    Working knowledge of biostatistics and pharmacokinetics.

    Education/Experience:

    MD or equivalent ex-US medical degree with board certification or a similar medical specialty or PhD or MS with 8+ years of medical writing required. Preferred qualifications include sub-specialty training in therapeutic areas of relevance to cardiovascular medicine and lipid disorders.

    Minimum of 5 years experience in clinical research required, either at an institution actively participating in clinical trials or in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Clinical practice experience and strong scientific or development competence in the relevant therapeutic area demonstrated by peer reviewed publications or production of clinical expert reports.

    All qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and CV via email to hr@esperion.com.

  • Manager/Director, Business Development

    Esperion’s corporate headquarters are located in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Company offers a competitive salary, stock-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with a match and health insurance.

    Reports To: Vice President, Finance and Administration

    Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Support business development activities by evaluating and managing strategic business opportunities, initiatives, partnerships and/or collaborations.

    Develop long range market and value forecasts for current and potential drug candidates.

    Plan for commercial readiness activities, such as pricing analyses, product positioning and branding exercises.

    Participate in and manage market research resources including outside vendors as well as suppliers of primary and secondary market research data and information.

    Perform research and analytics to support business development and strategic planning activities.

    Manage due diligence processes for business development activities.

    Maintain competitive intelligence database and tools in the CV-Metabolic therapeutic area.

    Liaise with internal departments including but not limited to Finance, Commercial, Legal, Preclinical, Clinical, Manufacturing and CMC to identify strategic alliance business issues and risks that may arise during the product’s development and/or commercial life, and support as needed to manage both the risks and resolution of issues.

    Provide ad-hoc financial market analytics as required for business development and commercial planning purposes.

    Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and external collaborators to support activities effectively to accomplish agreed upon deliverables.

    Requirements:

    Strong analytical skills.

    Strong business acumen.

    Strong problem solving and investigative skills.

    Expert proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.

    Ability to perform independent research using various scientific and commercial platforms/ databases.

    Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects at one time, and rapidly change priorities based on business needs.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    High integrity with respect to maintenance of proprietary and confidential information.

    Composure under pressure.

    Education/Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or related area. Additional education, such as MBA, is preferred but not required.

    4+ years of progressive experience in finance or business development.

    Investment banking experience in the pharmaceutical/life science industry is preferred but not required.

    All qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and CV via email to hr@esperion.com.

  • Senior Clinical Research Associate

    Esperion’s corporate headquarters are located in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Company offers a competitive salary, stock-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with a match and health insurance.

    Reports to: Sr. Director Clinical Development Operations

    Department: Clinical

    Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Assist in all trial management activities within Clinical Development and Operations with minimal supervision.

    Provide support to collaborating departments where needed (e.g. Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance)

    Review monitoring reports and correspondence generated by CROs for quality control and report issues to the team in accordance with the trial specific Quality Oversight Plan

    Create review and assess trial management and monitoring plans.

    Review CRFs, study tools, presentations and site communications

    Assist with protocol development, research reporting, and regulatory submissions

    Participate in investigator recruitment activities including identification and contacting of potential investigators; conduct pre-study site visits to assess the willingness and suitability of potential clinical sites

    Schedule and conduct on-site initiation, monitoring and close-out visits during clinical studies as indicated, ensuring adherence to the study protocol, accurate data collection and adherence to all local, national and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and international regulations, where applicable, according to GCP and ICH guidelines and SOPs.

    Track patient accrual, screening and enrollment information from sites. Promote patient enrollment at clinical sites as needed to achieve enrollment projections.

    Oversee and coordinate document flow and ensure quality control and reconciliation of the electronic Trial Master File for the assigned trial.

    Communicate study-specific information to/from trial sites, documents communication with study site/ team and escalates issues to team.

    Review clinical study data, adverse event reports and ensures timely reporting and resolution.

    Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

    Education/Experience:

    BS in science, healthcare or another relevant discipline, with minimum of 5 years monitoring experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology or CRO industry required.

    Thorough understanding of the clinical operations and regulatory process. Extensive experience with compliance issues and strong understanding of FDA regulations, GCP and/ SOPs in pharmaceutical, or biotech environment.

    All qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and CV via email to hr@esperion.com.

     

  • Executive Director, Project Management

    Esperion’s corporate headquarters are located in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Company offers a competitive salary, stock-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with a match and health insurance.

    Reports to: Vice President, Finance and Administration

    Department: Project Management

    Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Provide organizational leadership and support to internal and external project teams to ensure Esperion goals and product candidate development activities are achieved.

    Provide oversight to project management team by managing project plans, timelines and execution from research through clinical stages.

    Assist and provide support to cross-functional teams charged with overseeing specific tasks and stages of product development.

    As a leading member of the development team, oversee development activities and provide substantial input on the development of detailed project plans to aid in successfully completing project objectives and goals as determined by the Company and Board of Directors.

    Assess the risk to successfully completing the project objective and deliverables based on technical, regulatory, and resource aspects for task completion. This will include developing mitigation and contingency plans for highest risk / highest probability issues and will enable the organization to respond to risks as they are realized in a seamless manner so as not to delay key program timelines.

    Communicate with internal/external project stakeholders to ensure that corporate objectives for each program or product candidate are met.

    Facilitate internal decision-making processes and provide regular updates to the Leadership Team. This is includes playing an active role in the Development Leadership Sub-Team. Assist the Leadership Team and Finance function in developing project costs and integrating the project into the corporate budget and forecasting process.

    Supervise/manage direct reports within the project management function.

    Education/Experience:

    B.S. degree or advanced degree in related disciplines.

    Minimum 15 years of project/team management experience within drug development required, including prior experience in the management of team based, goal oriented late-stage development projects.

    Previous clinical development experience is required.

    Prior experience in Phase 3 and conducting a cardiovascular outcomes study is required.

    Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who is able to manage multiple tasks and priorities within a fast-paced environment.

    Strong strategic and critical thinking, diplomacy, negotiation and general communication skills.

    Expertise with MS Office suite including project management software such as MS Project.

    All qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and CV via email to hr@esperion.com.

  • Director, Global Regulatory Affairs

    Esperion’s corporate headquarters are located in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Company offers a competitive salary, stock-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) with a match and health insurance.

    Reports to: Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs

    Department: Regulatory

    Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Execute the regional and/or global regulatory strategy using knowledge of applicable US, EU and other regional requirements to deliver on milestones designed to achieve a rapid global approval with advantageous labeling.

    At the Director level, contribute to the development of adaptable strategic regulatory options through
    regulatory risk planning and mitigation.

    Oversee the management of timely and accurate compilation of all necessary documentation for regulatory
    submissions, including ensuring the quality, content, and format comply with regional guidelines and
    regulations.

    At the Director level, support interactions with regional and/or global regulatory agencies (specifically US/EU).

    Represent the Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) function on clinical trial teams and communicates cross-functionally.

    Develop an effective regulatory team by facilitating regular discussions with colleagues focused on objective and timely feedback.

    Coach and mentor internal colleagues on regulatory affairs topics where relevant.

    Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

    Education/Experience:

    BS degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience in Regulatory Affairs in the US and EU; advanced degree preferred.

    Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing regulatory strategy for multiple submission
    types including large submissions (NDA’s, IND’s, and MAA’s) with intimate knowledge of the Common Technical Document.

    Strong knowledge and understanding of regional (US/EU) and global regulatory science and overall drug
    development processes and strategies.

    Ability to critically evaluate risks to regulatory activities and develop strategic action plans to mitigate those
    risks.

    Experience successfully building, coaching, and managing regulatory teams.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Cardiovascular experience and/or experience working with the USFDA Division of Endocrine and Metabolism Drugs is preferred.

    All qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and CV via email to hr@esperion.com.