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Director Cardiovascular/Metabolic Translational Medicine

Reference Number: 3047
Location: MA

Our client is a major global healthcare company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director Cardiovascular/Metabolic Translational Medicine.

The Director Cardiovascular/Metabolic Translational Medicine provides medical and scientific expertise to drive success of global studies and implement strategies to achieve clinical Proof of Concept (PoC).

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Develops high value decision-strategies for the Translational Medicine component of drug development projects through the PoC phase.
  • Leads global project teams through PoC phase to drive implementation of the PoC strategy; participates in project teams through program life cycle.
  • Responsible for clinical portions of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) through PoC.
  • Responsible for implementation of studies during the PoC phase by providing medical and scientific leadership and expertise to all line functions on the project team. This may include methodology studies to identify and validate novel endpoints for early decision making in PoC studies.
  • Participates in analysis of studies and presents results to relevant decision boards.
  • Acts as medical monitor for one or more global clinical studies.
  • Communicates clinical team matters to project teams and relevant Decision Boards (DADB).
  • Convenes relevant (internal and external) leaders together to consider the proposed approach to PoC.
  • Evaluates clinical centers and foster communication with crucial collaborating investigators.
  • Oversees publication and external presentation of PoC clinical study results.
  • Accountable for compound related Biomarker strategies; works closely with Biomarker Expert in implementation.
  • In collaboration with research scientists, identifies, develops, and implements strategy for preclinical support of program-related objectives. This includes assessment of medical need, proposal of clinical development pathways, and review of preclinical data for clinical implications, and other relevant activities.
  • Participates in team presentations to health authorities as TM expert.
  • Prepares and implements DA- or project-specific training and educational programs for project team colleagues from TM and other line functions. Mentors TM colleagues on scientific, clinical, and drug development issues.
  • Contributes to initiatives that drive innovation, quality, and efficiency across TM.
  • Able to work independently on studies; developing independent approach to program strategy.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree, MD strongly preferred.
  • Recognized internally for medical expertise.
  • Significant contributions to a field over time, creates new concepts.
  • Recognized publications record.
  • Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently on study planning and execution, and with supervision on project
  • Planning.
  • Seeks out new clinical discovery opportunities and PoC approaches.
  • Demonstrated passion for science.


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 3047. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.