Covance Sr. Medical Director / Medical Director - Neurology/Psychiatry - US in Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Overview

Based remotely in the US and reporting to the Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Head (Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Women's Health), the primary role of the incumbent will be to provide subject matter and drug development expertise in support of clinical drug development trials. 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 client relations, business development representing Covance in proposals and industry meetings, and potentially people leadership/management as needed.

This is a remote home-based role in the US, with primarily regional travel, with occasional global as needed. Travel is around 30-50%.

Additional key responsibilities include;

  • Medical and safety monitoring; Medical data review

  • Develop, review, and revise protocols, CRF, training materials, code/data tables, listing and figures

  • Actively participates and assists in preparations for investigator meetings

  • Participates in project risk assessment activities

  • Provides clinical and medical expertise to other Covance departments

  • Contributes to the scientific strategic leadership for a given therapeutic area

  • Participation in bid defense and kick off meetings


  • MD degree with specialization in Neurology, Psychiatry or related specialty

  • Board Certification in Neurology or Psychiatry

  • Relevant sub specialty fellowship training

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel up to 50%


  • A minimum of 5 years clinical research experience within a Pharma or CRO environment

  • Previous experience in medical practice/patient care

  • Experience supporting Phase I - IV clinical trials

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Neurology or Psychiatry trials

Job Number 2018-22437

Job Category Clinical Operations Entry Level

Position Type Full-Time

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