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Executive Medical Director - Rheumatology/Inflammatory - US / Latin America

Covance 6/12/2018 5:32:47 AM
JOB ID: 18486 Category: Clinical Operations
Princeton, New Jersey



Job Overview

Reporting to the Vice President & Global Therapeutic Area Head, Medical Science Department, the incumbent will function as a leader supporting clinical trials by serving as global lead project physician and as a program level physician across multiple indications for a given compound. Furthermore, he/she will provide subject matter and drug development expertise to be a key contributor to the medical strategy and execution of client programs. The Executive 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 around 40% global travel.

* Contributes to and may lead the development of Company policies involving medical, safety and therapeutics
* 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
* Utilize knowledge and understanding of business environment to create new business opportunities
* Serves as point of contact for key clients for business oversight and client relationships
* Present or serve on panels to represent the company at conferences and scientific meetings.
* Provides mentoring to and responsible for the supervision, career development and evaluation of Clinical Research Physicians, Associate Medical Directors, Medical Directors and Senior Medical Directors
* Develops training modules and materials, and provides training in disease states and protocol specific requirements across the Company
* Serves as global lead project physician and as a program level physician across multiple indications for a given compound
* 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 and actively participates in investigator meetings
* Responsible for medical and safety monitoring on assigned projects
* Participates in feasibility discussions relating to specific project proposals
* Participates in project risk assessment activities


* MD degree- Specialization in Rheumatology, Immunology, Biosimilars/Biologics, Autoimmune disease is highly desired
- Relevant sub specialty fellowship training
- History of Board Certification

- Minimum of 10 years clinical research Experience
- Recognized as a clinical research leader within specific therapeutic areas
- Experience in and specialization in Rheumatology, Immunology, Biosimilars/Biologics, or Autoimmune disease is highly desired
- Substantial knowledge of drug development and extensive clinical research Experience within the pharmaceutical/CRO industry

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Princeton, NJ - New Jersey


Covance Recruiting Process

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We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).