Senior/Executive Medical Director

Burlingame, California
Apr 29, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Role and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the direction, planning, execution and interpretation of clinical trials/research and data collection activities
  • Establishes and approves scientific methods for design and implementation of clinical protocols, data collection systems and final reports
  • May recruit clinical investigators and negotiate study design and costs
  • Responsible for directing human clinical trials, phases I – III, for company products under development
  • Responsibilities also include adverse event reporting and safety responsibilities monitoring
  • Coordinates and develops information for reports submitted to the FDA
  • Monitors adherence to protocols and determines study completion
  • May act as consultant/liaison with other corporations when working under licensing agreements
  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Develops corporate and/or organizational policies and authorizes their implementation
  • Develops innovative concepts and promotes new ideas that support the company’s objectives and timelines
  • Recognized as a strategic leader and influential people manager
  • Consistently works with abstract ideas or situations across functional areas of the business and identifies and evaluates fundamental issues, providing strategy and direction
  • Requires in-depth knowledge and understanding of the functional area, business strategies and company goals
  • Interacts internally and externally with executive level management, requiring negotiation of extremely critical matters
  • Creates and implements department-related policies that affect the company as a whole, while ensuring compliance issues are met
  • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations effective achievement of objectives
  • Ensures that budgets and schedules meet corporate timelines
  • Directs and controls the activities of one or more functional areas through senior managers who have overall responsibility for the successful operation of those assigned areas


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • MD required, US Board certified/ eligible medical oncologist
  • 4+ years of biotech industry experience in therapeutics required


Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of and/or previous experience with Phase I - III and/or Phase IV drug development particularly in solid tumors
  •  Excellent leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills 
  • Able to build effective working relationships throughout the organization internally and externally to achieve goals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to solve problems that fall outside of immediate area of expertise
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Work independently in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced, often changing environment.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and drive.