• Medical Director / Sr. Medical Director - Rheumatology / Inflammatory - US or EU based

    Job Location(s) US-Nationwide | UK-London | DE-Munich | IT-Rome | NL-Zeist
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  • Job Overview

    The primary role of the incumbent will be to serve as a physician providing subject matter and drug development expertise.  He/She will be expected to be a key contributor to the medical strategy and execution of clinical programs.  Furthermore, the Sr. Medical Director will play a key role in people leadership/management, client relations, and business development representing Covance in proposals and industry meetings as needed. 


    This is a remote home-based role with up to 40% global travel. 


    Incumbent can be either US or EU based.


    Company Focus

    • Contributes to the development of Company policies involving medical, safety and therapeutics
    • Participates in process improvement activities across Company

    Client Relationship & Business Development Activities

    • Partnering with GCO to develop new and enhance existing client relationships where possible
    • Provides leadership and presents medical/scientific capabilities to clients as a participant of a proposal team
    • Leverage known and builds new relationships with investigators/sites to performs site/investigator feasibility and to support optimal recruiting and conduct of trials
    • Able to present or serve on panels to represent the company at conferences and scientific meetings.


    • May provide mentoring to and be responsible for the oversight, career development and evaluation of Clinical Research Physicians, Associate Medical Directors and Medical Directors
    • Supports and participates in the recruitment process for department positions
    • Involved in assignment of projects and specific duties to direct reports
    • Responsible for administration and/or delegation of activities of his/her direct reports (for example PTO, timesheet and expense approval)


    • May provide leadership to staff within the therapeutic area
    • Leads initiatives that impact and involves physicians within and across the TA
    • May contribute to vision and strategy/direction for therapeutic areaTherapeutic and Scientific Expertise
    • Develops training modules and materials, and provides training in disease states and protocol specific requirements across the Company
    • Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of drug development and good clinical practice guidelines

    People Responsibilities

    • Serves as global lead project physician and can serve as a program level physician across multiple indications for a given company
    • Provides subject matter and drug development expertise to be a key contributor to the medical strategy and execution of the program for the client
    • Performs medical data review - Reviews laboratory values, adverse events, coding dictionaries and data tables, listings and figures as needed
    • Develops, reviews and revises protocols, case report forms, training materials, project specific tools, analysis plans design, clinical trial reports and new drug applications
    • Prepares materials for investigator meetings
    • Actively participates in investigator meetings
    • Provides medical/scientific expertise to project teams
    • Responsible for medical and safety monitoring on assigned projects
    • Interacts with inter-departmental and external consultants as appropriate
    • Participates in feasibility discussions relating to specific project proposals
    • Participates in project risk assessment activities
    • Assists when needed with data safety monitoring board activities
    • Provides clinical and medical expertise to other Covance departments
    • Contributes to the scientific strategic leadership for a given therapeutic area



    • MD degree
    • Specialization in Rheumatology, Immunology, Inflammatory, or Autoimmune disease is highly desired
    • Relevant sub specialty fellowship training
    • History of Board Certification


    • Minimum of 5 years clinical research experience
    • Experience in and specialization in Rheumatology, Immunology, Inflammatory, or Autoimmune disease is highly desired
    • Substantial knowledge of drug development and extensive clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical/CRO industry supporting Phase I - IV clinical trials



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