Medical Director – Global Clinical Development – Rare Disease

  • Permanent
  • London
  • Negotiable GBP / Year

Medical Director – Global Clinical Development – Rare Disease

An important senior R&D role in a growing mid-sized biopharmaceutical business with a global presence in multiple therapy areas. This position will focus on clinical development of rare disease indications and works on Global multi-country clinical trial programmes.

As a Director in the rare disease clinical development team, you will manage and deliver clinical development plans with a focus on pivotal Phase III studies, and by definition work closely with clinical project teams and regulatory colleagues in Europe and the US. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high levels of medical and scientific insight for your assigned developmental rare disease indications, strategically advising and guiding operational colleagues across various clinical trial programmes
  • Manage execution of clinical trial plans and protocols globally – especially for clinical trial sites in Europe and the US
  • Work seamlessly with global teams across Regulatory, Translational Medicine, Drug Safety, Medical Affairs, and Business Development, to provide on-going medical support where needed
  • Contribute to defining and delivering medical guidance on compliance with GCP across all clinical development projects and frameworks
  • Provide additional medical and scientific support to local, regional, and global teams assessing new product/indication acquisition opportunities for rare disease products

Candidate requirements include:

  • MD or PhD qualified
  • Significant industry experience in clinical development in a pharma / biotech organisation
  • Experience in an area of rare disease is very beneficial, although other therapeutic experience can be considered
  • Global experience is desirable
  • Some prior exposure of working directly with Regulatory teams on clinical trial projects
  • Someone who enjoys a busy and fast-paced role in a very flat team structure
  • Good experience managing multiple projects and varying challenges all in one go

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