• Sr. Medical Director - Oncology - US or Latin America based

    Job Location(s) US-Nationwide | AR-Buenos Aires | BR-Sao Paulo
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  • Job Overview

    Reporting to the Executive Medical Director - Oncology, the primary role of the incumbent will be to serve as a lead 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 based in the US or Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Columbia)


    Company Focus

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


    • 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

    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
    • Ability to present or serve on panels to represent the company at conferences and scientific meetings

    Therapeutic 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



    • MD degree
    • Specialization in Oncology with specialty fellowship training is highly desired
    • History of Board Certification



    • Minimum of 5 years clinical research experience
    • Experience in and specialization in clinical Oncology 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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