Medical Director
Job Opportunity at Joseph Associates

Posted on Dec 5

http://www.jaexecutivesearch.com    631.351.5805

Location: Princeton, NJ
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4174370

Medical Director
Job Description
My CLIENT, is a biomedical research organization focused upon the study, understanding and potential treatment of neurodegenerative disease with the emphasis upon good science.

They are seeking a strong physician-scientist that will work closely with the CMO and other members of the clinical research teams. This work implies an engagement with projects related to the clinical development of new therapeutic interventions but also epidemiological projects, biomarker discovery and validation and instruments validation studies.
This intelligent, proactive, conciliatory individual will work on a close, interdisciplinary basis with internal colleagues (scientific, legal and financial) and external collaborators (physicians, academic institutions, CROs, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies) on all aspects of the CLIENT’s clinical research and development efforts.
Job Responsibilities
The Medical Director Clinical Research will be expected to mentor and give clinical guidance to the Science Directors, and Program Managers on the CLIENT’S Clinical department teams. He/She will define, in coordination with the CMO,  the strategy for the experimental clinical research team; this means using his or her medical, research and managerial expertise to decide on the best/feasible technical opportunities in the face of knowledge gaps;
  • contribute to the development of the strategies of the other clinical teams;
  • provide clinical direction, leadership, and coaching to the Science Directors and Program Managers  of the Client’s clinical department as directed by Clinical officer;
  • anticipate areas of risk, and plan and implement solutions to mitigate these risks in collaboration with Clinical officer;
  • demonstrate a collegial, collaborative interpersonal style and the ability to implement inclusive approaches that foster consensus and engagement across diverse constituencies; and
  • maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners in external collaborative efforts (universities, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, pharma/biotech companies).
The successful candidate will have
Educational Requirements
  • An advanced degree (MD or MD/PhD) in a relevant field (neurology or psychiatry, neurodegenerative disease); and
  • Relevant postdoctoral experience a plus.
Professional Work Experience
  • 5+ years hands-on experience with early stages of drug development (phase I and II). Neurodegenerative diseases and/or movement disorders experience preferred;
  • Experience with GCP/ICH guidelines and best practices in clinical research and development.;
  • Demonstrated leadership managerial and communication skills, including mentoring others.
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