Medical Director/VP Clinical Development - Biotech - San Diego

San Diego, California Permanent USD275,000 - USD325,000 per year
  • Lead clinical development team and manage Phase I - Phase III trials
  • Join dynamic fast-paced company while working directly with senior leadership

About Our Client

My client is a clinical-stage biotech company in San Diego. They primarily focus on metabolic and endocrine disorders using small molecules. They have a diverse pipeline of assets in Phases I - III, targeting Nash, Obesity, and Metabolic disorders. This fast paced start-up type company plans to meet highly unmet needs in the market and improve overall patient health. This is a full time on-site position in San Diego, CA.

Job Description

They are seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Medical Director/Vice President to lead their clinical development team. You are essentially managing the clinical trails form the medical side. This key leadership role requires an individual with a solid background in clinical medicine, a strong understanding of drug development, and a proven track record in leading clinical research strategies from Phase I through Phase III studies. The successful candidate will oversee the design, development, and execution of clinical trials, playing a pivotal role in advancing their promising pipeline of therapeutic solutions.

  • Provide medical and strategic leadership for the development of clinical research strategies, aligning with company objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and oversee the planning, execution, and interpretation of Phase I - Phase III clinical studies.
  • Contribute to the development of protocols, study designs, and data collection methodologies, ensuring scientific rigor and ethical standards.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams including clinical operations, regulatory affairs, and medical affairs to ensure the seamless execution of clinical programs.
  • Oversee the medical monitoring of ongoing studies, ensuring the safety of participants and the accuracy of data collection.
  • Contribute to regulatory submissions and interactions, including participation in meetings with health authorities.

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The Successful Applicant

  • M.D. degree from an accredited institution is essential with previous experience treating patients
  • A minimum of 10+ years of industry experience in clinical development within the pharmaceutical or biotech sector.
  • Proven track record in designing and leading clinical studies from Phase I through Phase III, ideally in the fields of NASH, Obesity, or Metabolic disorders.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance in drug development.
  • Knowledge of FDA/EU regulations and other health authorities
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively in a cross-functional environment.
  • Prior experience in contributing to regulatory submissions and interactions is highly desirable.

What's on Offer

  • Very competitive base salary and bonus structure
  • Great benefits package
  • Fast-paced, start-up type environment
  • Highly influential and visible role within the company
  • Report directly to Chief Operating Officer
  • Work with C- Level team to drive successful clinical trials
  • Fully on-site in San Diego, CA
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Job summary

Life Sciences
Sub Sector
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
San Diego
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Connor Colombo
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