Senior Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs

San Diego, California, United States
Feb 02, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About Prometheus Biosciences, Inc.

Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company pioneering a precision medicine approach to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutic and companion diagnostic products for the treatment and diagnosis of IBD. The company's precision medicine platform, Prometheus 360, combines proprietary bioinformatics discovery methods with one of the world's largest gastrointestinal bioinformatics databases to identify novel therapeutic targets and develop therapeutic candidates to engage those targets. Prometheus is guided by its board of directors, led by Chairman Tachi Yamada, M.D., and a scientific advisory board composed of key opinion leaders in IBD, including Stephan Targan, M.D., William Sandborn, M.D. and Dermot P. McGovern, M.D., Ph.D. In addition, Prometheus has entered into collaborations to develop targeted therapies for IBD.


Responsible for the execution of clinical trial recruitment strategy, medical communication and education, and contribute to the medical strategy for clinical development plan. This individual will also be expected to cultivate relationships with key opinion leaders and investigators, serve as an outward-facing representative of the company to the medical and scientific community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Provide leadership to all aspects of medical communication and education
  • Lead the US recruitment effort for clinical studies
  • Contribute to trial design
  • Lead medical meeting preparation and presentation
  • Develop publication plan
  • Closely collaborate with the clinical operations team and CRO to effectively manage clinical trials and ensure the integrity of medical/scientific aspects of trial execution, analysis, and reporting
  • Maintain a high level of understanding of competitive landscape in the relevant therapeutic areas
  • Build and maintain solid working relationships with key opinion leaders, and lead clinical investigators. Establish and foster relationships with the international scientific and medical community.
  • Attend scientific and external training meetings as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced science degree with experience in medical affairs and/or clinical development in inflammatory bowel disease
  • 15+ years of biopharmaceutical industry experience is required
  • Subject matter expert with an exceptional command of medical literature in inflammatory bowel disease and peripheral areas
  • Have demonstrated a track record of having led the recruitment in IBD therapeutic trials
  • Have demonstrated a track record of formulating and executing medical communications plan in IBD therapeutic area
  • Unquestionable integrity and highest ethical standards
  • Strong external presence with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, assertive, driven, and hands-on leader
  • Ability to operate collaboratively with colleagues across functional areas in an entrepreneurial and science-driven environment
  • Ability to forge solid personal and professional relationships with key opinion leaders and investigators

All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other protected class.