Medical Director - Clinical Development

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Project/Study Manager (CSM/CPM), Program Manager / Director
  3. United States
San Francisco, USA
Posting date: 17 Feb 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Director, Clinical Development (MD) with a biopharmaceutical company located in San Francisco, CA. Successful candidate will oversee the direction, planning, execution, and interpretation of clinical trials/research and the data collection activities. Establishes and approves scientific methods for design and implementation of clinical protocols, data collection systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and management of Clinical Development Plans (CDP) which includes timelines, budget and resource requirements.
  • Develop and implement clinical program strategy and directs those systems and programs in order to meet Company goals and objectives.
  • Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs and people.
  • Identify and develop collaborations with external investigators and opinion leaders.
  • Work closely with groups such as, Clinical Research, Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations, Marketing and Business Development.
  • Act as a clinical opinion leader working with physicians at a peer level. Directs and coordinates efforts to address medical and scientific issues.
  • Work closely with Data Management and Biostatics to provide clinical analysis and promulgates scientific and clinical support for expansion of market share of Company products.
  • Provide support to the business in the review of promotional materials and the training of product representatives.
  • Support the development of publications arising from studies and other relevant initiatives. Acts as a mentor to junior staff.
  • Remain current with medical developments and publications on similar and competitor products.
  • May have responsibility for internal staffing and performance management, including hiring, training, coaching and performance reviews

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline is required. MD degree is also required.
  • 7+ years relevant clinical science/medical affairs experience is required A minimum of 5 years previous management experience may be required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate extensive experience in the design of clinical studies.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative solutions along with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Previous experience working with senior management is required.
  • Experience in conducting formal presentations to Sr. Management and key opinion leaders in required.
  • Must have knowledge of effective competitive strategies as well as an in-depth understanding of clinical product development in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong analytical skills, especially about understanding and interpreting scientific research and literature are essential.
  • Experience and understanding of ICH, and GCP is required. Knowledge of GMP and GLP is preferred.
  • Must be a demonstrated self-starter and team player with strong interpersonal skills. Must possess excellent project management skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint. Must be willing to travel.

To Apply:

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.