Medical Director, Clinical Development

May 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Description

In collaboration with the Exelixis clinical teams the primary role is to lead and execute early/late stage clinical trials for oncology products in development. Participates in the design/planning of clinical studies and helps with the interpretation of study results. Establishes and approves scientific methods for design and implementation of clinical protocols, data collection systems and final reports. May recruit clinical investigators for research studies. Responsibilities also include adverse event reporting and safety responsibilities monitoring. Monitors adherence to protocols and determines study completion.


• Design, prepare and initiate study protocols and other required documentation in compliance with project plans, federal regulations, GCP and good medical practice. 
• Act as medical monitor for company sponsored trials.
• Support project teams with therapeutic area specific information. 
• Collaborate with internal safety group in analyzing and reporting of safety data from clinical trials.
• Analyze and interpret other clinical trial data and prepare reports for regulatory agencies and publication.
• Interact with key opinion leaders and investigators in relevant disease specific area. 
• Ensure consistency of scientific and development strategies for oncology products in development.
• Maintain the highest level of scientific and clinical knowledge in relevant disease specific area.

• May supervise employees, both directly and indirectly through a dotted line structure or via other subordinate supervisors. 

• MD with board certification or eligibility in Oncology or Hematology/Oncology. 

• Three to five years of drug development experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, or a combination of academia and industry. Note: Individuals with extensive academic experience but without experience in the pharmaceutical industry may be considered
• Hands-on experience in the design, execution, and reporting of controlled clinical trials in oncology.
• Participated in clinical oncology studies with molecular targeted or immunological therapies.
• Understanding of basic science relevant to clinical oncology (biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and/or genetics). 

• Proven ability to effectively work in a cross-functional/matrix environment 
• Uses broad expertise or unique knowledge and skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
• Develops technical and/or business solutions to complex problems.
• Identifies and implements methods, techniques, procedures and evaluation criteria to achieve results.
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with significant key opinion leaders.
• Strong interpersonal, influencing, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors 
• Works on abstract problems across functional areas of the business 
• Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation of criteria for obtaining results.
• Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers.


Additional Information


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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