Medical Director

Clinical Research Vancouver, BC


Why Work for Us?

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company.  

This position will report to the Senior Medical Director in Clinical Research. 

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such. To be considered fully vaccinated, all 3 doses are required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides medical/scientific expertise and support for the planning and execution of IND filings, Phase I trials, Phase II trials and later stage trials.
  • Provides medical/scientific expertise on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, existing and emerging treatment options, and unmet medical needs for diseases under study and/or under consideration to inform key medical and business decisions. 
  • Conducts medical monitoring oversight for clinical development programs, including monitoring the safety of clinical trial subjects; oversees conduct of clinical sites for adherence to both company standards and government/industry regulations (GCP/ICH); trains investigators on the study protocol and scientific rationale for clinical trials; travels to clinical sites, as needed, to build relationships with investigators and study teams in support of study enrollment; reviews clinical data, case report forms and ensures final accuracy of clinical trial data.
  • Participates in writing study protocols, investigator brochures, informed consent documents; responds to questions from regulatory agencies, institutional review boards and ethics committees; participates in development of case report forms, statistical analysis plans, and clinical study reports.
  • Institutes and continuously improves operating procedures ensuring best practices.
  • Establishes appropriate strategic partnerships with centers of excellence, advocacy groups and KOLs in the areas of scientific interest.
  • Collaborates closely with key stakeholders to ensure tight strategic integration of product development plans and strategies; plans and develops content for advisory meetings with opinion leaders and for medical symposia.
  • Participates in review of promotional and medical materials to ensure content is medically appropriate and compliant with internal and external requirements.
  • Keeps up to date on current relevant therapeutic areas through familiarity with literature, attendance at meetings, conventions and professional associations.

Qualifications and Education
MD, MSc in PA studies, PharmD, or equivalent clinical degrees, with experience in the area of oncology and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or an equivalent combination of post-fellowship training experience.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.