Director, Clinical Development (MD)

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 22, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Oversees the direction, planning, execution, and interpretation of clinical trials/research and the data collection activities.

Director, Clinical Development (MD)

Summary: Oversees 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 and final reports. Participate in recruitment of clinical investigators and negotiations on study design and costs. Responsible for directing human clinical trials, Phases I IV for company products under development. Coordinates and develops reporting information for reports submitted to the FDA. Monitors adherence to protocols and determines study completion. May act as consultant or liaison with other corporations when working under licensing agreements. May select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. This job contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Consistently works on abstract problems across functional areas of the business. Identifies and evaluates fundamental issues, providing strategy and direction for major functional areas. Interacts internally and externally with executive level management requiring negotiation of extremely difficult matters to influence policymaking bodies. Ensures budgets, schedules and performance requirements are met.Identifies, evaluates and provides Clinical Scientific Leadership to resolution of issues related to development activities for major functional areas. Interacts internally and externally with senior level management on critical development matters that influence policymaking. Responsible for the development and management of Clinical Development Materials (Protocols, Regulatory Submission..etc) which include timelines, budgets and resource requirements. Develops and implements clinical program strategy and provides cross-functional leadership in order to meet Company goals and objectives. Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs and people. Supports Senior Management in directing the design of pivotal clinical studies for product and registration. Identifies and develops collaborations with external investigators and opinion leaders. Responsible for working closely with Nektar internal functions, such as Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations, Marketing and Business Development. Provides clinical analysis and promulgates scientific and clinical support for expansion of market share of Company products. Provides support to the business in the development of promotional materials and the training of product representatives. Provides Clinical Scientific leadership the development of publications arising from studies and other relevant initiatives. Acts as a mentor to junior staff. Remains current with medical developments and publications on similar and competitor products. Applies this knowledge to current programs. May have responsibility for internal staffing and performance management, including hiring, training, coaching and performance reviews.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline is required. An MD degree is also required. A minimum of 9 years relevant clinical science/medical affairs experience is required. Must be able to demonstrate extensive experience in the design of clinical studies. A minimum of 7 years previous management experience may be required. 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 with regard to 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 have strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.