Group Medical Director, Oncology

United States
Our client is a leading global pharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Group Medical Director, Oncology, with a focus on early clinical development.

Major tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Leads the design and implementation of clinical development program(s) in support of the overall product development plan.
  • Supervises education of investigators, study site personnel as related to company project(s).
  • Leads and mentors clinical study teams.
  • Monitors overall study integrity, and review, interpretation, and communication of data.
  • Works closely with Clinical Operations to ensure agreed-upon study enrollment and overall timelines for key deliverables.
  • Responsible for assessment and reporting of serious adverse events per corporate policy and regulations for those protocols assigned.
  • Responsible for crafting, analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing scientific content within protocols, Investigator Brochures, Clinical Study reports, regulatory submissions and responses, and other program documentation.
  • Responsible for the hiring, onboarding, mentoring, and training of direct reports.
  • Provides clinical development and medical guidance to various teams within the organization, acting as the internal clinical development specialist for one or more molecules/diseases within the therapeutic area. May engage in or spearhead clinical development efforts for due diligence or other business development endeavors.
  • Responsibilities may include managing a matrix team.
  • Acts as clinical lead and actively engages opinion leader interactions relevant to the therapeutic area, partnering with other functions as needed to ensure cross-functional perspectives are incorporated into overall clinical strategy as appropriate.
  • Stays informed of all medically and scientifically relevant information and technology through conferences, medical literature, and other available training, to augment expertise in the therapeutic area. May represent company at key external meetings.
  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for complying with those requirements. Serves as a clinical representative for key regulatory discussions.
  • Ensures adherence to Good Clinical Practices, pharmacovigilance standards, standard operating procedures and to all other quality standards in conducting research.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • A medical degree or foreign equivalent with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment is required.
  • Completion of a residency program strongly preferred.
  • Completion of a subspecialty fellowship is desirable.
  • Must have 7+ years of clinical trial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, or equivalent.
  • Requires the ability to run a complex clinical research program independently.
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to bring out the best in others on a cross-functional global team required.
  • Must be able to lead and manage through influence.
  • The ability to interact externally and internally to support a global scientific and business strategy is required.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory and compliance requirements governing clinical trials, and experience in development of clinical strategy and the design of study protocols.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.

If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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