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Covance Sr. Medical Director - Pulmonology / Respiratory in San Diego, California

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Executive Medical Director, the primary role of the incumbent will be to provide subject matter and drug development expertise in support of Respiratory/Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Infectious Disease drug development trials. He/She will be expected to be a key contributor to the medical strategy and execution of clinical programs. Furthermore, the Medical Director or 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 supporting US trials.

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.

Therapeutic and Scientific Expertise

  • Responsible for medical and safety monitoring on assigned projects

  • Develops training modules and materials, and provides training in disease states and protocol specific requirements

  • Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of drug development and good clinical practice guidelines

  • Serve as global lead project physician and provides clinical and medical expertise

  • May serve as a program level physician across multiple studies 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 and/or oversight of central medical data review- laboratory values, adverse events, coding dictionaries and data tables, listings and figures as needed, holistic and aggregated data review

  • 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 and to other Covance departments

  • 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

  • Contributes to the scientific strategic leadership for clinical programs.

Education/Qualifications:

  • MD degree

  • Fellowship trained in Pulmonary Disease and/or Critical Care

  • BC or BE in Pulmonary Disease and/or Critical Care is highly preferred

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Experience:

  • 5+ years of medical monitoring experience in CRO or Pharma/Biotech

  • Experience with Pulmonary/Respiratory trials; COPD, Asthma

  • Experience supporting Phase II- IV clinical trials

  • Previous experience in clinical patient care preferred

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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