Clinical Research

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
San Francisco, CA
Life Sciences & Research
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17


The Fellow will report to the Clinical Director of Neuromuscular Therapeutics at Cytokinetics. Compensation will be at industry-competitive standards commensurate with experience and a benefit package can be provided.  In participating in clinical trials, the Fellow will also participate in our collaboration with Astellas as a member of the  Project Team, clinical advisory board management; protocol design; clinical trial site recruitment, initiation, and monitoring; and data interpretation and reporting.



  • Serve as a primary source of neuromuscular expertise for the study management team, clinical project team, and otherinternal and external stakeholders as required
  • Provide input to decisions that have medical, scientific, and future marketing implications for Cytokinetics’ investigational new drugs that may eventually treat a broad array of neuromuscular diseases
  • Contribute to the design, planning, initiation and completion of clinical trials in neuromuscular diseases
  • Liaise with scientists within and outside of Cytokinetics to inform our basic and translational research on skeletal muscle activators
  • Author the medical components of key documents, including study protocols and related regulatory submissions
  • Manage communications and relationships with other prominent clinical investigators and thought leaders in neuromuscular diseases
  • Represent Cytokinetics at scientific and patient-focused meetings related to neuromuscular diseases
  • Help to implement Cytokinetics’ clinical development strategies during interactions with regulatory authorities such as FDA and EMA
  • Monitor and interpret the accumulating clinical safety data for Cytokinetics’ investigational new drugs



  • MD, MD/PhD, or DO degree with neurology board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Experience in the management of patients with SMA is desired; experience with clinical trials of therapeutics intended for the treatment of SMA or other neuromuscular diseases and expertise in muscle physiology and nerve cell function would be a critical advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
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