Medical Director - Phase I (UK or EU based) | BioNJ Talent Services

Medical Director - Phase I (UK or EU based)

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Covance, Inc.
Organization Name: 
Covance, Inc.
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Job Description:

**Job Overview**

**A** **bout Covance**

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to lead and nurture exceptional people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own extraordinary potential as you drive strategy and build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond. Through your everyday work and an energized purpose, you’ll advance science and impact the lives of countless individuals.

Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients, our team—and you.

**About this Opportunity**

Covance is currently seeking a Medical Director to provide clinical development and business development services within global multi-site Phase I studies. The ideal candidate will have experience with medical monitoring of Phase I clinical trials. Candidates may work remotely or onsite in our Maidenhead or Leeds offices within the UK. Consideration will be given to remote locations within other EU countries.

Key to success in this role will be the fact that the candidate appointed will be respected by their peers and by technical and scientific leaders from across the Company.

Your responsibilities in this role will be split with approximately 75% of your time spent on clinical development (protocol design, medical monitoring, etc.) and 25% of your time spent on business development. Below is a summary of duties and responsibilities:

**A. Essential Job Duties:**

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

Client Relationship & Business Development Activities

+ Partnering with Global Commercial Organization to develop new and enhance existing client relationships where possible

+ Presents medical/scientific capabilities to clients as a participant of a proposal team

+ Performs site/investigator feasibility, builds relationships with investigators to support optimal recruiting and conduct of trials


+ Supports and participates in the recruitment process for department positions


+ Provides leadership to junior staff within clinical pharmacology

+ Participates and leads initiatives that serves the physicians within clinical pharmacology

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

+ Serves as global lead project physician

+ 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 and site initiation visits

+ Actively participates in investigator meetings and site initiation visits

+ 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

**B. Principal Contacts:**

+ Internal clients may include any level of individual across the business units and throughout the Covance organization.

+ External - Interacts routinely with external clients and peers in the industry. Interacts with regulatory authorities, external investigators, consultants and GPs as needed.

**C. Travel Requirements:**

+ Approximately 20-25% global travel.

**Education / Qualifications**

**Minimum Required**

+ MD Degree with active medical license


+ Relevant specialty medical training and history of board certification


+ Recognized as a clinical research leader with greater than 3 years' experience of substantial knowledge of drug development and extensive clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical/CRO industry.

+ Medical monitoring experience is preferred.

+ Experience in Phase I clinical trials is required.

**Job Number** _2017-14960_

**Job Category** _Scientific Advanced Degree_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

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