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Director, Translational Medicine

Reference Number: 3964
Location: USA

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in biologics research and development. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director, Translational Medicine.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides medical and disease area knowledge in support of projects in the early R&D pipeline, working closely with therapeutic area leads within clinical development.
  • Attends regular research scientific meetings.
  • Servers as clinical leader for research projects entering product development and GLP toxicology stage through to proof-of-concept.
  • Develops and leads innovative and industry-leading early clinical development plans.
  • Ensures cross-functional engagement and alignment of strategies with commercial needs.
  • Leads clinical input into Target Product Profiles for early projects.
  • Forms and leads a Clinical Development Team (CDT).
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to an assigned colleague in CDT’s leadership.
  • Leads preparation and presentation for the company’s FIH governance process and its associated FIH Committee.
  • Works closely alongside the research’s Translational Science group.
  • Responsible for ensuring relevant plans receive appropriate clinical input and peer review.
  • Supports qualification of PD/disease markers for early assessment of clinical outcomes.
  • Conducts early clinical studies and ensures close cross-functional engagement in the planning and enabling of these studies.
  • Determines the strategy for the selection and use of relevant external advisors and vendors.
  • Leads the design and protocol development for an early clinical study.
  • Leads clinical contributions to regulatory documents, including Investigator Brochures and dossiers.
  • Resolves clinical queries from regulatory agencies.
  • Leads the high quality review and interpretation of study outcomes for assigned studies.
  • Maintains a strong understanding and awareness on new and emerging medical developments.
  • Serves as liaison with the internal and external medical community.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications: 

  • MD or equivalent required.
  • Fellowship or relevant board certification highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, preferably in research, translational medicine, or Phase I/II studies.
  • The proven ability to meet the clinical requirements set out above.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience is preferred.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3964.  No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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