Group Medical Director - IL based role
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Manages other Medical and/or Scientific Directors and leads the direction, planning, execution, and interpretation of clinical trials or research activities of one or more clinical development programs at the AbbVie Clinical Pharmacology Research Unit (ACPRU). Participates in and may lead cross-functional teams to generate, deliver, and disseminate high-quality clinical data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
- Personally or through a direct report, leads and demonstrates ownership of the design and implementation with respect to Phase 1 and clinical pharmacology studies in support of an overall Product Development Plan, based on strong medical and scientific principles, knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements, AbbVie's customers, markets, business operations, and emerging issues. Oversees project-related education of study site personnel.
- Has overall responsibility for leading and mentoring ACPRU study teams, monitoring overall study integrity, and review, interpretation, and communication of accumulating data pertaining to safety and efficacy of the molecule. Along with Operations, is responsible for ensuring agreed-upon study enrollment and overall timelines for key deliverables. Responsible for assessment and reporting of serious adverse events per corporate policy and regulations for those protocols assigned.
- Has primary responsibility for and ownership of design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of scientific content of protocols, Investigator Brochures, Clinical Study reports, regulatory submissions and responses, and other program documents related to Phase 1 and clinical pharmacology studies.
- Manages one level of Medical and Scientific Directors (typically 2 to 4) and/or Clinical Scientists. This responsibility involves direct oversight of clinical development activities and/or management of personnel who may be working on other studies/projects. Responsible for hiring, onboarding, mentoring, training, and supporting career development of these individuals.
- Serves as the in-house clinical expert for one or more molecules and study volunteer safety, coordinating and leading appropriate scientific activities with internal stakeholders as they relate to ongoing projects. May participate in or lead clinical development contributions to due diligence or other business development activity. As required by program needs, contributes in partnership with Discovery colleagues to design and implementation of translational strategies.
- Acts as clinical lead and actively solicits opinion leader interactions related to healthy volunteers or the disease area(s); partners with Medical Affairs, Commercial and other functions in these activities as required, consistent with corporate policies, to ensure that broad cross-functional perspectives are incorporated into Clinical Development Plans and protocols as appropriate.
- Stays abreast of professional information and technology through conferences, medical literature, and other available training, to augment expertise in the therapeutic area. May represent AbbVie at key external meetings.
- Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for complying with those requirements. Serves as a clinical representative for key regulatory discussions related to Phase 1 or clinical pharmacology studies.
- Ensures adherence to Good Clinical Practices, pharmacovigilance standards, standard operating procedures and to all other quality standards in conducting early stage clinical research.
- Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), or non-US equivalent of M.D. degree with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment required. Completion of a residency program strongly preferred. Completion of a subspecialty fellowship is desirable.
- At least 7 years (9+ years preferred) of clinical trial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, or equivalent.
- Ability to run a complex clinical research program independently.
- Proven leadership skills and ability to bring out the best in others on a cross-functional global team. Must be able to lead and manage through influence.
- Demonstrated commitment to training and development of junior-level staff, using best judgment to assure that they work with an appropriate level of autonomy.
- Ability to interact externally and internally to support a global scientific and business strategy.
- Extensive knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory and compliance requirements governing clinical trials, and experience in development of clinical strategy and the design of study protocols.
- Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills
- Ability to exercise judgment and address complex problems and create solutions across multiple projects.
Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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