Senior Medical Director - Early Research

Senior Medical Director - Early Research

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Clinical Research

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    Oliver Gould

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Senior Medical Director - Early Research

Pharma-Partners is working with an innovative pharmaceutical company to hire a Senior Medical Director to work in their Early Phase team. The role will be involved in all aspects of early drug development and be primarily accountable for delivering novel candidates through to proof of concept. Key to these success will be using your experience in identifying pre-clinical assets to take into development.

The opportunity is a newly created role and has arisen through ongoing expansion of the business. Under the guidance of an experienced Pharmaceutical Physician you will be involved across various strategic projects whilst providing support to the wider medical team and other business functions.


  • Provide medical expertise to projects in early stages of development

  • Successfully deliver novel candidates through to proof of concept

  • Identify pre-clinical assets suitable for development
  • Provide clinical leadership for projects across Phase I & IIa

  • Work cross functionally with key teams to comprise the development plan and ensure high quality

  • Key figure in the design of overall early drug development strategy

  • Provide therapeutic expertise to other functions to achieve business goals

  • Develop and maintain relationships with KOLs relevant to existing pipeline and projects

  • Gather KOL insights and utilise study methodologies that can be applied to programs


  • Medically qualified (MBBS, MBChB, MD or equivalent) plus further post-graduate qualification (eg. PhD)

  • GMC registration

  • Pharmaceutical industry clinical development experience
  • Therapeutic area experience from clinical medicine or industry in Immunology, Inflammation, Renal/Nephrology, Respiratory, Oncology (or related fields)

  • Experience in study design
  • Experience in Translational Medicine, Phase I or IIa essential

  • Leadership qualities

  • Excellent communications skills

Remuneration & Benefits:

  • Competitive basic salary plus benefits package to include company car/car allowance, bonus, and long-term incentives

  • Flexible working (generally 3 days in office with 2 from home per week)

To apply for this position please use the "Apply" option or feel free to send your CV directly to the Pharma-Partners team via email info@pharma-partners.co.uk