Medical Director Clinical Development

Clinical Affairs Zug, Switzerland



The Medical Director, Clinical Development, will be assigned to the tucatinib program in Europe. This position will be responsible for supporting late stage clinical trials across multiple Seattle Genetics programs with a European footprint and will support the development strategy for these programs. The successful candidate will report to a Senior Medical Director or higher and should have demonstrated proficiency in leading clinical trials and supporting development programs. The successful candidate should also be adept at managing relationships across collaborations and with the external clinical community.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Establish and drive teams to execute the strategic long-term vision for the program
  • Oversee successful execution of Seattle Genetics late stage clinical trials in Europe by collaborating with Global Study Medical Monitors
  • Provide medical monitor support, including site initiation and addressing site queries, for late stage tucatinib studies that have sites located in Europe
  • Lead clinical study teams and ensure appropriate medical monitoring for ongoing clinical studies
  • Lead development and maintenance of clinical documents (e.g. protocols and amendments, investigator brochures, clinical study reports)
  • Lead development of clinical study documents to be used in regulatory interactions and filings
  • Develop manuscripts, abstracts and presentations for scientific meetings
  • Advise on current and future clinical development plans within internal and joint development teams
  • Evaluate safety, pharmacology, and efficacy data from ongoing and completed studies to inform clinical strategy
  • Conduct literature reviews and prepare summaries to support clinical development strategies


  • Has a strong leadership presence and the ability to work effectively with other clinical and scientific leaders
  • MD or PharmD
  • Clinical oncology experience preferred
  • 2-5 years industry experience in oncology drug development
  • Demonstrates a passion for helping patients with cancer and for the science of oncology
  • Has a collaborative style with internal company leadership, external development partners and investigators/medical professionals 
  • Is a team player, works well in a team environment both as a leader and a key contributor
  • Has a global perspective and mindset, with the ability to work effectively with colleagues from myriad cultures, backgrounds and geographies
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluency in multiple European languages highly preferred
  • Prior experience interacting with European health authorities and EMA highly preferred

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