Eli Lilly and Company

Sr Medical Advisor-Oncology

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Jul 06, 2019
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world

As a member of the Oncology Program Phase, the clinical research physician (CRP) will work in a leadership role within one or several early phase development teams to provide clinical and scientific expertise in support of the early phase oncology drug development. The physician will be an integral part of the drug-discovery process. They will work closely with Lilly discovery scientists, the clinical development team, the global affiliates, and New Product Planning to develop and implement the global drug development strategy. The physician will interact with external consultants, opinion leaders, and worldwide regulatory agencies, and will be the primary contact for all inquiries related to their specific compounds. The physician will be expected to provide clinical expertise as a peer and consultant to other oncology program teams, and may be involved in the clinical/scientific evaluation of external business development opportunities.

Specific Core Job Responsibilities include the following: Clinical planning activities, Clinical Research/Trial Execution and Support, Scientific Data Dissemination/Exchange, Regulatory Support Activities, Extensive biomarker examination within the clinical program and other general responsibilities
  • Provide expertise to drug-discovery teams involved in clinical candidate selection overseeing laboratory to clinic transition of oncology compounds.
  • Assist Lilly scientists with target identification and validation efforts guided toward development of new oncology therapeutics.
  • Develop and implement medical aspects of global strategy and clinical plans for various oncology compounds.
  • Interact with consultants, clinical pharmacologists, clinical investigators, and affiliate CRPs to plan, initiate, and conduct worldwide clinical trials.
  • Develop and/or review protocols for clinical trials.
  • Collaborate on the statistical analysis and preparation of clinical study reports.
  • Prepare and present documentation of clinical trial results to corporate committees, regulatory agencies, and outside audiences.
  • Publish results of research projects.
  • Provide support for global regulatory reports.
  • Monitor safety reports and implement appropriate pharmacovigilance actions, if necessary.
  • Establish and maintain contact with external experts and opinion leaders.
  • Explore and take advantage of opportunities for extramural scientific relations.
  • Attend and participate in scientific symposia as well as administrative and business workshops.
  • Monitor global scientific/medical literature
  • Participate, as requested, as clinical expert on due diligence teams related to external in-licensing opportunities

Basic Qualifications
  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy. Must be board eligible in oncology or hematology and have completed the comparable level of post-medical school clinical training relevant to the country of hiring. US trained physicians must have achieved board eligibility or certification. Foreign medical graduates who are not US board eligible or certified may be hired directly for employment in the US at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Non-US trained physicians must have completed education and training at a medical school that meets the requirements of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Clinical experience in the field of medical oncology and experience with the clinical trial process, particularly with oncology phase I and phase II (proof-of-concept) studies
  • Knowledge of drug development process
  • Preferred Fluent in English; both written and verbal communications
  • Interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence others (both cross-functionally and within the function) in order to create a positive working environment.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • A scientific background with laboratory experience is desirable

Additional Information
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.