Senior Medical Director Clinical Development

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Project/Study Manager (CSM/CPM), Program Manager / Director, VP/Head of Clinical Operations
  3. United States
Seattle, USA
Posting date: 16 Mar 2021

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a remote Senior Director Clinical Development for a global gene-therapy program. As the Senior Director, you will lead the design of clinical development strategy and direct the implementation of clinical trials of gene therapies in ophthalmic indications. Responsibilities include safety oversight, clinical contribution to regulatory documents, analysis of study results, and preparation of reports for the clinical programme(s) assigned

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead clinical development programme strategy for assigned programme(s)
  • Develop expertise in clinical and translational outcomes and endpoints and contribute to the translational research strategy
  • Lead activities relating to clinical study design, preparation of protocols, clinical trials oversight, data analyses and written study reports
  • Collaborate with external partners: CROs and other vendors, including image reading centres, academic partners, industry groups
  • Provide medical input to Competent Authority and Ethics Committee/IRB submissions and support interactions with same
  • Develop and maintain relationships with KOLs and investigators, develop a broad network of experts in the ophthalmology space
  • Provide medical monitoring oversight and serve as the primary contact for the medical review of safety reports for pharmacovigilance
  • Mentor Clinical Project Managers to assure medical training on the indication of interest

Skills and Requirements:

  • Professional credentials as a physician (MD) or equivalent (e.g. OD, PharmD)
  • Minimum of five years of clinical development experience
  • Experience in ophthalmology strongly preferred
  • Experience in global drug development
  • Translational medicine or early clinical research experience
  • Pharmacovigilance experience preferred although not require
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical trial processes including a strong grasp of international guidelines and regulations (FDA, ICH, and GCP)
  • Independent working style with high self-motivation to attain team goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to facilitate analysis and problem solving through the effective facilitation of groups
  • Thoughtful collaborator with the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategic, with an ability to incorporate new data into clinical development planning
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to function effectively in a team/matrix environment
  • Demonstrated professionalism and adherence to high ethical standards
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in regulatory affairs, with experience in biotechnology/biologicals/drug-device combination products-- development gained in industry or service provider environments
  • Experience of European and US regulatory affairs e.g. CTA/IND/MAA/BLA/BLA combination product, preparation and submissions. Experience with medical devices and in vitro diagnostics a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of US, EU and ICH guidelines and experience of working to GxP. Understanding of medical device and companion diagnostic regulations is a bonus
  • Experience of planning meetings with the FDA, the EMA and European national regulatory authorities
  • Experience in creation and execution of effective regulatory strategies and developing solutions for solving regulatory problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, and computer skills

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Tom Russell at

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