Medical Director / Senior Director, Clinical Development

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Development


Position Description

Modis is seeking an experienced Medical Director/Senior Director. This individual will be an innovative, strategic thinker who will implement clinical development strategies and have strong experience with clinical study conduct, data analysis, and health authority document preparation and interactions. They should have excellent leadership, communication and multi-tasking skills. The Medical Director/Senior Director will report to the Chief Medical Officer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and assist in leadership, oversight and management of clinical studies including planning, execution, completion and reporting of clinical trials according to all applicable regulations and guidance, ICH/GCP, and SOPs.
  • Review and analyze clinical data and assist in generating study reports, publications and regulatory documents.
  • Communicate, interface, coordinate, and provide ongoing assessment, and evaluation with other functional areas such as Regulatory and Clinical Operations, and external vendors (CRO, consultants, etc.) to ensure study objectives/timelines are met efficiently and on time in accordance with applicable regulations and guidance.
  • Assist in drafting of clinical and safety sections of regulatory documents.
  • Serve as study medical monitor.
  • Identify and assist in managing external collaborators, investigators, key clinical academic experts and consultants.
  • Provide management personnel with timely updates on progress and proposed changes in scope, schedule, and resources as required.
  • Ensure compliance with GCP and all applicable regulatory standards related to global clinical trials and interactions with physicians.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with external stakeholders such as key opinion leaders.

Job Qualifications

  • MD with at least 5 years experience in clinical development, clinical trial design and execution, and analysis of data
  • Rare disease and/or neuromuscular disease and/or genetic disease experience preferred
  • Small company or start-up experience preferred
  • Experience with NDA/MAA filing highly desirable
  • Strong influence and negotiating skills and ability to think creatively and develop creative solutions
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), FDA and EMA regulations and guidelines
  • Strong personal and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to and negotiate with others while acting with integrity and credibility to build trust
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sense of urgency and perseverance to achieve results
  • Ability to represent Modis programs and engage external business partners/KOLs and effectively communicate complex scientific concepts to broad audiences
  • Willingness to travel