Senior Medical Director

Our client seeks a highly self-motivated Senior Medical Director. Reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer, this position will play a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership and medical expertise to support the development and execution of the company’s mission. The Senior Medical Director will be responsible for executing the clinical development plan and representing the clinical function across the organization and to leadership. It is expected that this person is detail oriented while also being action oriented. This is a unique opportunity to join an early team and pioneer the discovery of a new generation of therapeutic interventions for cancer.  

Major tasks and responsibilities include:
  • As Clinical lead for current assets, gain disease-specific knowledge and familiarity with the landscape to drive the development and execution of clinical development plans.
  • Oversee study design, protocol development and amendments, and management of clinical trials including medical monitoring as needed. Identifying study objectives, endpoints, and patient eligibility criteria, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Cultivate and sustain robust connections with key opinion leaders, investigators, and clinical trial sites to encourage collaboration and ensure effective clinical trial recruitment and execution.
  • Contribute to the preparation and submission of regulatory documents as the Clinical Lead.
  • Participate in analyzing and summarizing the clinical findings from studies to support decisions regarding safety and efficacy. Support the authorship of clinical study reports, publications, presentations, and new drug applications.
  • Serve as a medical expert, representing the company at scientific conferences, advisory boards, and other external meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines and other applicable regulations.
  • Work closely with the clinical operations team to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at identifying, monitoring, and resolving operational issues within clinical programs/trials.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Medical degree (MD) or MD/Ph.D. with clinical experience required.
  • Board certification in oncology highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with 2+ years in clinical development or related field within the biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare industry.
  • Strong knowledge in clinical trial design, execution, and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to present complex medical concepts to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies, digital health, and precision medicine is a plus.
  • Requires experience leading high-performing teams, including recruiting, developing, motivating,
  • and empowering team members. Experience working cross-functionally and delegating effectively.
  • Provides clear direction and vision to team members to foster a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
  • Drives innovation and continuous improvement within the team and organization. Maintains a proactive approach to personal and professional development of team members.

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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