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Senior Medical Director

Reference Number: 2761
Location: Northern CA

Our client is a growing healthcare company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Senior Medical Director.

Reporting to the SVP, Clinical Development, the Senior Medical Director is responsible for the full scope of clinical development functions and activities including Phase I-IV clinical trial design, implementation and execution, clinical research, data analysis and management.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides leadership and manages all clinical development according to agreed-upon deadlines and budgets.
  • Develops and executes clinical trial strategy and design working closely with SVP, Clinical Development, R&D, Regulatory and Commercial Development teams.
  • Responsible for preparing clinical portions of INDs, new Drug Applications and Biologics License Applications, including protocols, investigator brochures, medical reports, efficacy and safety summaries, scientific rationales and benefit/risk ratios.
  • Develops and maintains key opinion leader relationships and serves as the clinical lead for advisory meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with alliance partners, external companies (such as CRO), investigators and opinion leaders to optimize performance on clinical trial activities.
  • Prepares manuscripts for technical journals and makes presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Participates in business development processes as needed.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • MD/PhD required in a relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 12 years of experience in clinical research.
  • Supervisory experience managing clinical functional team, minimum 10 years.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA/EMEA requirements, good clinical practices and pharmaceutical clinical development in oncology.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills, with a track record of recruiting and/or out-sourcing high-performing clinical teams.
  • Must have leadership experience in a high growth environment and the ability to delegate tasks as appropriate.
  • Ability to build on solid relationships with the NCI, NIH and other agencies and to forge strong internal and external partnerships.
  • Proven organizational and project management skills and ability to handle multiple diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personal.
  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Work proactively and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in company structure and responsibilities.
  • High level of personal integrity, excellent work ethics and respect for colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 2761. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.