Medical Director – Start-up

  • Permanent
  • England
  • Negotiable GBP / Year

Medical Director UK – Start-Up

Pharma-Partners is exclusively partnering with a start-up pharma company looking to hire its first permanent UK Medical Director. As the Medical Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the companies medical strategy and ensuring compliance with industry regulations. You will lead the medical affairs activities, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and contribute to the development of strategies and processes This position reports directly to UK Country Lead and would be heavily involved with business strategy.


  • Develop and execute the medical strategy aligned with the company vision
  • Provide medical leadership and guidance to internal teams
  • Serve as the medical expert for all medical related queries
  • Engage in scientific exchange with external experts and key opinion leaders
  • Work closely with commercial, marketing, and market access teams
  • Act as ABPI final signatory
  • Support market access initiatives and pricing strategies
  • Ensure compliance with UK-specific PV regulations
  • Monitor and report adverse events (Individual Case Safety Reports – ICSRs) to relevant health authorities.
  • Implement risk minimization strategies (aRMM) as needed
  • Prepare and submit aggregate reports (e.g., Periodic Safety Update Reports – PSURs) and risk management plans (RMPs) to local authorities.
  • Collaborate with global PV teams for timely submissions.

The Candidate:

  • Medical or Pharmacy Degree (MD or MPharm or equivalent)
  • Significant experience in senior medical roles within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • ABPI final signatory is a must
  • Experience having worked in pharmacovigilance at a UK level, ideally acting as Local Safety Officer
  • Experience working in the field of sleep disorders, CNS, Psychiatry would be an advantage


  • Very competitive annual basic salary plus standard benefits package

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