Let us introduce you to some of the people who make Alkermes an exciting and satisfying place to work.
I joined the company as a qualified accountant in December 2000. Since then, the company has afforded me many opportunities to grow and develop from both a professional and academic perspective. Each day brings a new challenge which allows for an exciting work environment. At Alkermes, I am part of a team—a team who aims to improve the lives of our patients.
Working at Alkermes has defined my career and allowed for personal growth in ways I could not have imagined when I walked through the door eighteen years ago. I came to Alkermes as a clinical research associate and had the opportunity to work on several exciting and innovative clinical programs. These experiences ignited my interest in learning about the regulatory structures of our industry and Alkermes supported my desire to continue my formal education, including earning my law degree. I am now an attorney in Alkermes’ legal group focusing on corporate governance, clinical development and employment law. Through the years, I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, with people from many different areas of company and to tackle a myriad of challenges throughout the organization. While the work can be challenging at times, the supportive environment, quest for learning and innovation and focus on the patients we can help, makes every day at Alkermes exciting and fulfilling and I can’t wait to walk through Alkermes’ door each morning.
I joined the company in 2002, having come from a technical transfer background in the electronics and medical device industries. Over the last 14 years, I have worked on many exciting projects and technologies in a number of roles, including research and development, technical transfer, and process scale up. At present, I work on global product development teams that are tasked with building scientifically well-understood, safe and effective new medicines to address unmet patient needs. I really enjoy the huge variety of technical and business challenges these projects present and the superb, focused people I get to work with, who continually strive not just to overcome these challenges, but to excel. Most of all, I am proud that we contribute to improving people’s lives around the world through the products we develop and manufacture.
I joined the company in January 2004, after working as a formulations scientist with ICI/Zeneca for ten years. Over the last twelve years my role has evolved significantly. Initially I worked as a scientist with responsibility for the transfer and development of the NanoCrystal® technology capability, which later included developing a wide range of formulations approaches for solid and liquid dosage forms. Currently, I lead the Formulation Development (FD) group in Ireland as part of a global FD function. This role is diverse and challenging, encompassing people management, development of our products, and collaborations with external research and development partners in order to advance a scientific understanding of our medicines. With the company’s support, I have also obtained a Masters in Industrial pharmacy through the PIAT programme in Manchester University. Working in this organization has given me the opportunity to work with like-minded, driven individuals who have a common goal to develop medications which ultimately may improve people’s lives.
I joined Alkermes with 14 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and have found Alkermes to be very challenging and rewarding. In my role as a Commercial Filling manager, I ensure that all manufacturing systems, processes, equipment, and final products meet or exceed regulatory requirements. As a manager, I work hands-on, meaning I involve all the operators in group decision making, help on the floor when an extra pair of hands is needed, and ensure the production schedules are met. My success is measured by the great pride each of my operators takes in their work and it shows in their unprecedented metrics and accomplishments.
I joined Alkermes in 2005 with over seven years of operational leadership experience from the Navy. Alkermes provided an opportunity to be in a manufacturing leadership position as a formulation team leader along with rewarding career development and growth. I am currently an Associate Director in manufacturing with responsibility for the production teams that formulate VIVITROL®. As the VIVITROL product value stream leader, I collaborate with many other departments to ensure that we continue to make high quality products with the best business and technology systems available to meet product demand and exceed company goals. Working at Alkermes has also provided an incredible opportunity to work with individuals and teams of highly motivated and skilled professionals. My goal is to provide mentoring and leadership for my teams and coworkers as well as continue to manufacture the products that make Alkermes successful. I take pride that my role allows us to provide medicines to our partners and customers and ultimately improves patients’ lives.
I joined Alkermes in January of 2006 as part of Alkermes’ first Commercial Team supporting VIVITROL®. I started in the field as a Manager of Market Development, then moved into Marketing to focus on publications and national conference planning, and am now part of our Government Affairs and Policy Team. The past several years have been an incredible and perhaps humbling journey, as addiction is a truly devastating and difficult disease. In each of the roles I have had at Alkermes, I have stretched myself, and have been stretched by the challenges that have pressed me beyond my comfort zone. Undoubtedly, my skills have strengthened along the way. As part of our Policy Team, I work with government officials and state leaders to increase access to Alkermes’ medicines for the many individuals and families who struggle daily with substance use disorders and mental health. The work we do is leading to fundamental changes in how people with addiction and mental illness are treated, and how state systems render treatment. We are currently working on new models of reintegration for offenders leaving correctional facilities and transitioning back into their communities, working to break their cycle of relapse and to help develop paths of treatment and recovery. This work is exciting, incredibly meaningful and truly paradigm-shifting. I feel extremely fortunate to work for a company that supports this work and is as passionate and driven to make a difference as I am.
I was working at Janssen promoting RISPERDAL® and RISPERDAL CONSTA® when I heard about an opportunity to join a new team selling VIVITROL®. I don’t know of anyone out there who has not been touched in some way by the powerful grip of addiction through a loved one, friend or family member. I eagerly jumped at the chance to join the team for the launch of VIVITROL in 2006. Working at Alkermes with VIVITROL has been the most challenging job I have ever had, but hearing the patient success stories of recovery through VIVITROL has also made it the most rewarding. I am so proud to be representing Alkermes and VIVITROL on a daily basis. At Alkermes, we truly are saving patients’ lives.
I joined Alkermes after completing my post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in February 2006. The company’s interest in creating new treatments for central nervous system diseases aligned with my previous research in the neuropsychopharmacology of addiction and mood disorders. During my time at Alkermes, I have had several opportunities to grow and develop my career. I initially began as a Senior Scientist in the biology group, where I conducted research with novel compounds and their effect in nonclinical models of psychiatric disorders. I have since transitioned to the Medical Affairs department, where I work on clinical development and communication aspects of the very compounds I studied in the biology group. Seeing my past contributions as well as my current activities play a role in the development of potential medicines for patients has been, and continues to be, motivating and rewarding.
I began working at Alkermes as a chemist in 1995 with 10 years of experience in research and development and a BS in Zoology from Miami University. I worked in QC Chemistry for 13 years progressing from technical to management roles. I now work in the Regulatory Affairs department as an Associate Director and support Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) issues for commercial and development products at the Wilmington, Ohio facility. I help to compile the CMC sections of regulatory submissions and support manufacturing issues for approved products. Working at Alkermes allows me the opportunity to work with a team of highly skilled colleagues who share the goal to help people by developing and manufacturing high quality pharmaceuticals.