Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development, Neurology

East Coast / United States
Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development, Neurology.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Holds responsibility for the development and execution of clinical research and development programs including the leadership of the pivotal trials and filing activities.
  • Serves as a key liaison between the company and clinical investigators.
  • Establishes credible relationships with opinion leaders, regulatory officials and other key stakeholders and partners.
  • Direct involvement in trial design of Phase I/II/III research trials targeting neurologic diseases, requiring expertise and stewardship in the areas of CNS/Neurology.
  • Directly supervises and monitors trial conduct.
  • Collaborates with all functions of the organization and external partners to manage trial logistics.
  • Partners with discovery and biology leadership to develop the neuroscience corporate strategy.
  • Identifies opportunities for external collaboration.
  • Follows important developments and relevant trends in the scientific literature.
  • Provides clinical assessments of potential in-licensing assets, identifying novel therapeutic opportunities as well as critical study design and execution challenges.
  • Reviews written materials and provides editorial comments for clinical study reports and manuscripts.
  • Ensures consistent practices with the highest ethical standards in compliance with internal SOPs, local regulations, and laws.
  • Designs and develops clinical study protocols and associated clinical study documents.
  • Monitors required documentation in compliance with clinical development plans, GCP, and good medical practice.
  • Participates in the selection of clinical investigators, providing guidance to investigators on a study.
  • Provides medical supervision for contract research organizations and protocol procedures.
  • Provides medical surveillance on Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, and follow-ups.
  • Collaborates in the development of global regulatory plans and plays a key role in regulatory meetings in partnership with regulatory affairs.
  • Provides direction and oversight to the overall strategy for clinical drug product development and collaborates with Regulatory personnel in submission activities.
  • Leads the clinical aspect of interactions with regulatory agencies worldwide.
  • Participates in the planning, writing, and review of Clinical Study Reports, regulatory updates, and submissions.
  • Assists with due diligence of new scientific developments.
  • Analyzes and interprets study data for abstracts or publication as required.
  • Supports corporate partnering efforts and business development activities.
  • Collaborates on overall company strategy and in-licensing of new programs.
  • Assists the financial team with the production of budgets and timelines for the clinical development team, as needed.
  • Plans and leads clinical focus groups to create clinical trial and protocol designs.
  • Ensures that operational activities are conducted in compliance with all pertinent regulatory or statutory requirements.
  • Leads the medical writing for the preparation of summarization of clinical trial data.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Medical degree or equivalent is required.
  • Formal training in neurology is highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of clinical and managerial experience in drug development, ideally within rare disease or orphan indications.
  • Experience with trials though NDA/BLA strongly highly preferred.
  • Requires global clinical development experience.
  • Global filing experience highly preferred.
  • Experience supervising physicians and/or scientific staff in a management or team leader capacity highly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills are required for this high visibility position.
  • Requires the demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment with cross-functional teams.

If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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