Clinical Development

Clinical Development

Clinical development defines the entire process of bringing a new drug or medical device to market. From drug discovery and product development, to preclinical research and clinical trials, the development process is a long and difficult process. Yet for the determined, each failure helps advance scientific knowledge, propels the life sciences field forward,
and, once in a while, the ultimate reward of delivering a successful and safe product to market that transforms millions of lives.

Only one or two compounds in 10,000 tested actually make it through to being licensed treatments. A potential new medicine may be rejected at any point in the development process on safety, effectiveness or quality grounds. Overall, it
may take 10-15 years for a new compound to get from the test tube to the medicine cabinet, and90% of medicines that are testedin people don’t reach the market because they are unsafe or ineffective.

The use of technology in the clinical development process has been on the rise in recent years as its ability to speed up the process is being recognised. We’re likely to see an increasing push toward the acceptance of wearables for use in clinical trials. Although it’s in the embryonic phase, the impact of wearables could be huge.According to Astra Zeneca’s Matthew Bonam, by 2020, “70-80% of the data being collected will be by the patient in their own home, rather than centres. This should also lead to massive savings in cost.

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Clinical Development Jobs

Vice President, Clinical Development

​ The Role: The Vice President, Clinical Development will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the company clinical trials. In support of these responsibilities, this leader will oversee the company's clinical directors, clinical scientists, clinical operations staff and pharmacovigilance, recruiting staff of appropriate experience to meet the company needs while remaining lean and nimble. They will be responsible for developing the infrastructure to conduct clinical research and data collection and will collaborate closely with the Regulatory and Clinical Quantitative functions within Clinical Development, as well as with other departments to conduct trials. Here's how you will contribute: Build and lead the clinical research function, which includes clinical directors, clinical scientists, clinical operations and pharmacovigilance. Plan for and direct internal and external resources to achieve company goals in a swift, high quality and compliant manner. Design and oversee clinical studies from Phase 1 through to registration. Know the details of each study and its participants and disseminate knowledge internally to enable decision-making. Identify and foster productive relationships with investigators, including key opinion leaders, participating in Generate clinical trials. Ensure smooth communication and collaboration between organizations and individuals involved in research, with particularly close attention to Preclinical Drug Discovery and the CMC/Quality organizations. Represent the company externally at conferences and with other external parties such as partners, CROs, collaborators and investors. Dive deeply into the science being executed under their purview, staying abreast of the scientific literature; develop and disseminate well-informed opinions on the science as part of their leadership. Foster a safe, inclusive work environment. Support the personal and career development goals of their reports. ​ The Ideal Candidate will have: MD with 10+ years of experience in clinical practice & drug development. Drug development experience ideally includes early drug development (testing of new compounds, dose selection and trouble-shooting) Medical Affairs experience alone is insufficient. A proven track record of leadership while in the pharmaceutical industry/recognized for leadership Experience in drug development in oncology is preferred. Experience in small and large companies is preferred but not required. A record of consistent professionalism, particularly when under pressure


Medical Director, Orphan Lung Programs

Medical Director, Clinical Development Connecticut/California (Hybrid) Competitive Compensation Package Based on Experience We're currently partnered with a mid-size biopharmaceutical company who is dedicated to developing innovative therapeutic products to meet the needs of patients facing endocrine and lung diseases. Their mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health and enjoy life to the fullest. This position reports directly into the SVP, Clinical Development is a highly visible role, helping shape the future of the organization taking products from early drug development to commercialization. Responsibilities include (but not limited to): Planning, design, and execution of early development clinical studies Preparing regulatory documents for IND filings and various study reports Serve as the clinical development representative for cross functional study and project team meetings Work collaboratively with senior leadership across different teams and departments Author and review clinical documents Support business development by identifying licensing opportunities Requirements: MD or PhD 10+ years of pharmaceutical experience Extensive experience working within the Pulmonary therapeutic area Strong leadership skills


Medical Director, Oncology

We are currently seeking a Medical Director in Oncology to join a reputable pharmaceutical company based in Osaka, Japan. This is a full-time permanent position and an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about Oncology and seeks to make a difference in the field. Responsibilities: Provide medical leadership and expertise in Oncology Develop and implement medical strategies and plans Act as the primary medical point of contact for internal and external stakeholders Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements Provide medical input into clinical development plans, including clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, and regulatory submissions Provide medical input into the development of promotional materials and marketing programs Build strong relationships with key opinion leaders and medical experts in Oncology Participate in internal and external medical education and training activities Provide medical input into the development of publications and presentations Skills: Medical Doctor Oncology experience Clinical Development experience Experience in pharmaceuticals Strong leadership skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strategic thinking and planning skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously If you are interested, please apply with your CV attached.


Head of Ophthalmology, Clinical Development

I'm currently partnered with a growing global pharmaceutical organization who is looking to add a Head of Ophthalmology, Clinical Development to their team! Reporting directly to the VP of Clinical Development and working closely with the leadership team to define clinical and medical strategy and be accountable for global clinical projects. You will be responsible to build and strategize upon the exciting pipeline of phase I-III trials in the ophthalmology space for one or more IPs, and steer with the responsible team members within the medical and clinical department, and cross-functional matrix. The ideal candidate has extensive experience with ophthalmology clinical trials phase, FDA submissions and bilingual in Mandarin (not required). RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for clinical development strategies, including Phase I through III, life cycle management, safety responsibilities, scientific interactions with regulatory bodies, and interactions with cooperate partners. Leads and oversees the strategic definition and tactical development of clinical trials programs, including protocol, interpretation of clinical data, and literature reviews. Ensures that all clinical trials are in keeping with approved timelines and budgets, with potential obstacles identified and solution implemented to avoid delays in clinical trials implementation. Ensures that clinical trials are conducted in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines. Be a critical element in company's approach to create an effective bridge between discovery research and clinical development. Keep upper management informed of key opportunities, benefit/risk issues for the assigned therapeutic areas. Participates and active member of the executive team of the company. May carry the duty of presenting status, progress, and differentiation of our pipeline to board and other potential investors. REQUIREMENTS D or Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine and at least 5+ years of broad bio/pharmaceutical industry experience in drug development. Experience in ophthalmology therapeutic specialty. Pharmaceutical industry experience in the successful development, registration and commercialization of new drug products is preferred. Experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry working with Phase I - III clinical trials, and/or serving as principal investigator with a background in clinical trial design and protocol development. Independent, self-motivated individual with a highly entrepreneurial style coupled with self-confidence and a positive management style.

United States of America