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Executive Director, Oncology Global Clinical Research

Job Description

The Global Clinical Research  Executive(s) will set the clinical research strategy for ensuring broad development of oncology assets and leads and supervises the clinical research efforts for one or more oncology or immuno-oncology assets and/or one or more tumor indications. He/She will create and communicate a vision for clinical development of the oncology pipeline assets, including I-O.  He/She will lead and develop a group of clinical research professionals (including several physicians) whose therapeutic area focus is in oncology and will ensure scientific and technical excellence of clinical development programs and deliverables. This successful leader will supervise the development, medical monitoring, interpretation and analysis of and clinical trials and protocols and will supervise the clinical development components of all regulatory filings. The role will report directly to the Head of Oncology Global Clinical Research. The successful candidate will contribute to overall oncology and oncology tumor strategy and also be a member of Oncology Development Senior Leadership team (SLT).  He/She will provide strategic insight and the clinical development plan, to business development due diligence efforts, and advice to our strategic transactions group. The successful leader will partner and interact with colleagues from Early Development who design and implement first in human through proof of concept trials and will to assure a seamless transition into late stage development (Phase II-III trials.)   As an oncology development leader, this individual will be responsible for creating a clinical program strategy to development drugs beyond commercialization and launch and into lifecycle management. He/She will work closely with colleagues in our Research, Development, Regulatory, Medical, Commercial and other key functional areas on a global basis; additionally he/she should have an external focus and build relationships with thought leaders, physicians, and patient advocacy groups outside. He/She will guild a franchise reputation that attracts innovators to bring their ideas. This individual will recruit, develop and retain strong talent. He/she will establish an effective and ethical culture that encourages teamwork, promotes cooperation and provides a supportive culture. This individual will be responsible for developing a culture that values diversity of thought, supports coaching, fosters accountability and integrity, and supports process excellence and continuous improvement. This executive will have shared responsibilities across the Oncology Development Center executives (e.g. tumor strategy, the Protocol Review Committee, external speaking engagements, business development, talent management, etc.)
Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will be a physician leader, preferably board certified in oncology or related specialty with extensive oncology clinical trial and drug development experience in addition to a strong scientific background. The successful candidate will understand early-stage drug development issues, extensive experience designing and conducting Phase II and Phase III clinical trials, and should have demonstrable success filing regulatory dossiers and prosecuting them through approval. Management experience will be important since this individual will manage a group of professionals including MDs or PhDs or PharmDs with clinical research experience. The candidate also must be a highly effective leader capable of working with Commercial, Medical, and all research functions of the company from Research through Regulatory. The candidate must be comfortable with cross-functional drug and product development teams and managing in a matrix environment. Global experiences is a plus since this position has responsibility for strategy and clinical research in oncology in multiple geographies. Experience interacting with business development and licensing, particularly helping to evaluate the technical and franchise aspects for potential in-licensing opportunities that shape the oncology clinical development strategy. In addition, the candidate must be skilled at interacting externally, and at speaking engagements. He/She must be skilled at attracting, developing, and retaining skilled professionals who fit the our culture.


Qualifications

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will be a physician leader, preferably board certified in oncology or related specialty with extensive oncology clinical trial and drug development experience in addition to a strong scientific background. The successful candidate will understand early-stage drug development issues, extensive experience designing and conducting Phase II and Phase III clinical trials, and should have demonstrable success filing regulatory dossiers and prosecuting them through approval. Management experience will be important since this individual will manage a group of professionals including MDs or PhDs or PharmDs with clinical research experience. The candidate also must be a highly effective leader capable of working with Commercial, Medical, and all research functions of the company from Research through Regulatory. The candidate must be comfortable with cross-functional drug and product development teams and managing in a matrix environment. Global experiences is a plus since this position has responsibility for strategy and clinical research in oncology in multiple geographies. Experience interacting with business development and licensing, particularly helping to evaluate the technical and franchise aspects for potential in-licensing opportunities that shape the oncology clinical development strategy. In addition, the candidate must be skilled at interacting externally, and at speaking engagements.