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Medical Director

Reference Number: 3386
Location: IL

Our client is a leading biotechnology company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Medical Director

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads the General Medicine therapeutic area within Medical Safety Operations, supervising other physicians performing medical review of individual case safety reports.
  • Supervises staff in addition to providing casework activities.  
  • Demonstrates significant functional area ownership; contributes above and beyond the level of individual case review by leading multiple projects or initiatives (including complex, high-risk activities).
  • Partners to develop departmental strategy.
  • Provides overall leadership to one or more therapeutic areas in primary role; may also serve in secondary role for additional therapeutic areas.
  • Performs causality assessment of adverse events in post marketing individual case safety reports.
  • Performs medical review of clinical SAEs and performs analysis of similar events as required.
  • Understands safety profile of assigned products and development compounds and safety aspects of relevant therapeutic area drugs and patient populations.
  • Understands disease state for each indication within assigned products and development compounds.
  • Understands global regulations, processes and practices and operationalizes changes as necessary.
  • Leads Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy initiatives, changes to controlled procedures and MSO training activities; supports audits, inspections and CAPA investigations as necessary.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • MD or equivalent degree required.
  • Must have 5 or more years of drug safety experience, including assessing post marketing and clinical SAEs; and demonstrated leadership of initiatives/projects in a cross functional team.
  • Must have 2 or more years of management experience.


If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3386.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.