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Senior Medical Director, Global Development Oncology

Who We Are: EMD Serono is the North American biopharma brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - a leading science and technology company - focused exclusively on specialty care. For more than 40 years, the brand has integrated cutting-edge science, innovative products and industry-leading patient support and access programs. EMD Serono has deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, as well as a robust pipeline of potential therapies in oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology as R&D focus areas.


Your Role:

Serve as a lead clinician on the global clinical development team responsible for overseeing strategy and execution of clinical trial activities in a specific indication area or combination approach within the M7824 TGF-beta TRAP / anti-PD-L1 fusion protein program.


Lead a global cross-functional development team to define clinical development activities that best support the overall program strategy. Oversee (directly or via management of other physician/scientists) the planning and management of clinical trials, including study design, trial management and interpretation of results.


Serve as Global Indication Team Lead:

  • Propose and drive clinical development strategies for assigned product(s) in order to establish its safety and efficacy and support registration in the shortest possible time worldwide
  • Identify and engage Key Opinion Leaders in the relevant therapeutic areas to help develop scientific rationale and development strategy
  • Develop and/or oversee the preparation of clinical development plans, study concept sheets, and study protocols in collaboration with clinical and project team members for assigned indication(s)/products
  • Guide and oversee the clinical team supporting the indication/combination. The clinical team will comprise of Medical Directors and Clinical Research Scientists.
  • Manage, mentor and develop assigned staff, as appropriate
  • Oversee all aspects related to the scientific and medical risk in collaboration with the safety representative and other relevant stakeholders
  • Supervise the review, analysis and interpretation of study data
  • Support communication of study results as assigned


Who You Are:

  • Medical Degree
  • Board certification or training in Oncology preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively in English
  • Requires substantial professional experience, 10+ years
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Experience managing people is preferred
  • Ability to work in intense, fast paced, global work environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentations (posters, paper, seminars) to external parties
  • Ability to collaborate in a seamless fashion with project/program/functional teams
  • Able to maintain familiarity with progress in the field of oncology and immuno-oncology
  • Ability to travel domestically and internally up to 20%
Job Requisition ID:  184580
Location:  Billerica
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Medical, Oncology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Immunology, Healthcare

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