Medical Director / Sr. MD - Rheumatology / Inflammatory Disease

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/11/17
Salt Lake City, UT
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/11/17

Job PostingAt Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities. 

As a Medical Director/Sr. Medical Director, Rheumatology/Immunology/Inflammation, you will play a key role in providing scientific expertise in the operations, marketing and design of protocols within our Inflammation, Infectious Disease & General Medicine therapeutic area. 

An overview of the job is below: 

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 GCO 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 the therapeutic area 
•Participates and leads initiatives that serves the physicians within the TA 

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 
•Actively participates in investigator meetings 
•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 departmentsEducation/QualificationsMinimum Required: MD Degree 

Preferred: Relevant sub specialty fellowship training and history of board certification in Rheumatology, Immunology, or Allergy.Experience•3-5 years’ experience with substantial knowledge of drug development and extensive clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical/CRO industry in a specific therapeutic area
•Equivalent academic experience can be substituted


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