Associate Medical Director Clinical Development Early Stage

Clinical Research Zug, Switzerland


Description

Summary: 

We are growing our clinical development team and are seeking an Associate Medical Director to be based in our Zug (Switzerland) site. The incumbent will be the medical responsible on clinical trials in assigned oncology/immune-oncology projects to define clinical trial activities that best support the overall program strategy, overseeing planning and execution of clinical trials, including study design, trial management and interpretation of results from a medical perspective. The successful candidate will function as a scientific and medical resource for the Clinical Development department as well as a liaison to cross-functional development partners 

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implementation of one or more early-stage clinical development programs in support of an overall Product Development Plan, leading project-related education of investigators, study site personnel, and Seagen study staff 
  • Oversight of clinical studies, monitoring study integrity, and review, interpretation, and communication of accumulating data pertaining to safety and efficacy of molecules. Along with Clinical Operations, overseeing study enrollment and timelines for key deliverables 
  • Designing, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting scientific content of protocols, Investigator Brochures, Clinical Study Reports, regulatory submissions and responses, and other program documents 
  • Providing in-house medical expertise for the molecule and disease, coordinating appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal partners. Contributing in cross-functional partnerships to design and implementation of translational strategies 
  • Serving on Clinical Strategy or Development Teams with responsibility for development of a rigorous, cross-functionally-aligned, vetted Clinical Development Plan with full consideration of contingencies and alternative approaches 
  • Acting as a clinical interface and actively soliciting opinion leader interactions related to the molecule and disease area; partnering with Medical Affairs and other functions in these activities as required, consistent with corporate policies, to ensure that broad cross-functional and regional perspectives are incorporated into Clinical Development Plans and protocols as appropriate 
  • Keeping abreast of professional information and technology through conferences, medical literature, and other available training, to augment expertise in the therapeutic area 
  • Understanding the regulatory requirements related to clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for following those requirements. Serving as a clinical representative for key regulatory discussions 
  • Medical resource for design and interpretation of clinical and preclinical programs to support existing and new development candidates 
  • Ensuring adherence to Good Clinical Practices, pharmacovigilance standards, standard operating procedures and to all other quality standards in conducting research 
  • Oversee all aspects related to the scientific and medical risk in collaboration with the safety representative and other relevant stakeholders 
  • Contribute to the progress of the organization by providing input into assigned business process improvement workstreams and tasks 

Qualifications: 

  • Medical Doctor (M.D.) or non-US equivalent of M.D. degree with relevant therapeutic expertise in an academic or hospital environment. Board certification in internal medicine or oncology preferred 
  • Experience in Biotech/Pharma industry or academia in (early) oncology drug development preferred 
  • Demonstrates a strong passion for helping patients with cancer and for the science of oncology 
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support a regional or global scientific strategy 
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to work effectively with other clinical and scientific leaders to bring out the best in others on a cross-functional global team. Must be able to lead through influence 
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory and compliance requirements governing clinical trials, and experience in development of clinical strategy and the design of study protocols 
  • Collaborative style with internal company leadership, external development partners and investigators/medical professionals 
  • Team player; works well in a team environment both as a leader and a key contributor. 
  • Global perspective and mindset, with the ability to work effectively with colleagues from myriad cultures, backgrounds and geographies 
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills 
  • Ability to exercise judgment and address complex problems and build solutions for one or more projects 
  • Position requires substantial professional experience in oncology including clinical trials, preferably early clinical development 

 

As a leading employer in our industry, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. To learn more about Seagen, please visit www.Seagen.com. 
 

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment.   

 
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