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Medical Director, Oncology

Reference Number: 3812
Location: MA

Our client is an immuno-oncology company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Medical Director, Oncology.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides leadership and coordinates with key research functions on key clinical efforts.
  • Leads and coordinates study activities in the program in collaboration with the Clinical Operations lead.
  • Leads the development of the Clinical Strategy/Clinical Development Plan and provides medical oversight into protocol development, data generation, and reporting.
  • Helps lead the execution of clinical partnerships including developing the strategy and performing diligence.
  • Works with specific clinical and research partners to facilitate seamless execution of collaborative efforts.
  • Oversees Phase I-IV clinical development programs and ensures that regulatory requirements and quality standards are met.
  • Strives to maintain or exceed compliance obligations for Good Clinical Practices guidelines and standard company operating procedures.
  • Acts as a company representative interacting with external scientific leaders and regulatory authorities.
  • Searches and analyzes medical literature.
  • Writes and reviews abstracts, manuscripts, etc., for publications and/or presentation at internal/external meetings.
  • Leads and/or participates in investigator meetings and advisory committee meetings as needed.
  • Leads and/or participates in strategic review and input into documents and ensures scientific/medical accuracy and consistency with the clinical development program. 
  • Responsibilities may include post marketing commitments and life cycle management initiatives.
  • Integrates preclinical information and interprets implications for clinical development as articulated in the Investigator’s Brochure and first-in-human protocol.
  • Co-leads product safety review committees when appropriate.
  • Provides consultation on medical subjects to investigators and other company personnel, and applies medical knowledge to guide the safe, ethical, and efficient conduct of trials.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Requires an advanced degree (MD or equivalent).
  • Must have postgraduate training/certification/fellowship in drug development or in a medical discipline, and subspecialty training in oncology/hematology.
  • Requires the demonstrated potential to design, initiate, and conduct clinical studies, and history of having designed clinical studies in academia or industry.
  • Must have experience and solid understanding of drug developing strategy and process.
  • Requires the proven ability to analyze and interpret efficacy and safety data relating to oncology.
  • Must be able to work across many interfaces (clinical/clinical operations, clinical/project management, clinical/regulatory, clinical/commercial, etc.).
  • Requires strong and effective communication skills (written and verbal), with excellent medical/scientific writing skills.
  • Requires experience in regulatory interactions throughout the different phases of development. 

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3812.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.


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