Senior Vice President, Clinical Development

United States
Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics for life threating diseases. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Senior Vice President, Clinical Development.

Major tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Co-creates with Senior Leadership and executive team to define and execute the clinical development strategy in alignment with the company’s overall business objectives.
  • Oversees strategy and management of all clinical programs.
  • Manages, coordinates, and provides ongoing assessment, evaluation, and communication within internal teams and external vendors to ensure study objects and timelines are accomplished.
  • Provides clinical leadership across the programs.
  • Leads the design of clinical trials, including the selection of appropriate endpoints, patient populations, and trial protocols. Ensures that trial designs are scientifically sound and align with strategic goals.
  • Identifies and mitigates risks associated with clinical development and seeks innovative solutions that comply with regulations and are sound from business and medical perspectives.
  • Works with the clinical research and data analysis teams to interpret and analyze clinical trial data, make data-driven decisions, and ensure the accuracy of study results.
  • Oversees the preparation of key relevant documentation related to clinical development.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with partners, internal and external stakeholders, and investigators to optimize performance on clinical trial activities.
  • Stays abreast of advancements in clinical development, regulatory changes, and emerging therapeutic areas to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Is an active participant with senior leadership on the strategic direction of business activities and provide guidance on opportunities and hurdles.
  • Develops, inspires, and supports individuals and teams to perform at extraordinary levels and ensures that all are engaged, challenged, and committed. Promotes a culture of integrity and quality within the clinical development team and across the organization.
We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • A Medical degree (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), or non-US equivalent of MD is required.
  • Must have significant clinical development experience with a well-established track record of success across all phases of development.
  • Prior regulatory filing experience is required.
  • Requires a proven track record of leading and managing clinical development teams and programs, including attracting and developing high performing physician talent.
  • Must have proven ability to develop and implement clinical development strategies that align with the company’s overall business goals and objectives.
  • Requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have hands-on experience across the drug development spectrum.
  • Must have an open mindset and be excited to operate in an agile environment.

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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