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Senior Medical Director

Employer
Novo Nordisk
Location
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Jun 4, 2024

Job Details

About the Department                                                                                                                                             

Our East Coast Global Development Hub brings together the best minds in life science innovation with facilities in Lexington, MA and Plainsboro, NJ. We support programs from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future, creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple innovative modalities and therapeutic areas. Our East Coast Global Development Hub merges biotech speed and agility with large pharmaceutical company quality, resources, and stability, uniting the best of both worlds to develop new medicines for patients. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

 

The Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Medical Doctor with a high degree of scientific acumen who is excited by cutting-edge biotechnology and wishes to take part in the unique opportunity to bring highly innovative pharmaceutical products through clinical development to market. The candidate is a team player, detail oriented with prior research experience, either in academia or industry.

 

In this role, the incumbent will help develop multiple products. In doing so, the Senior Medical Director will work across different functional teams to support the design and execution of clinical trials, the drafting of medical/ scientific documents, safety monitoring, and data analyses. In this high visibility position, the candidate will be interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders including KOLs and Principal Investigators.

 

Relationships

Reports to: Vice President, Medical & Science.

 

Work with the VP Medical/Scientific Development, Clinical Operations, Non-Clinical Research, Medical Writing, Program Management, CMC and Regulatory Affairs teams.

 

Will be interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders including KOLs and Principal Investigators.

 

Essential Functions

  • Support the VP Medical/Scientific Development as the US/international clinical lead for DCR-PHXC program to both internally and externally facing stakeholders
  • In conjunction with other relevant functional areas, help develop/ refine the strategic development plan for DCR-PHXC and other emerging novel therapeutics
  • Provide clinical and scientific expertise to the design of studies, writing of protocols and other study and regulatory-related documents for DCR-PHXC, and other programs
  • Participate in the analysis and interpretation of data, ensure integrity of trial data, and assist in reporting of study results including preparation of scientific summaries, abstracts and manuscripts
  • Provide leadership in the execution of clinical trials
  • Ensure compliance with SOPs, ICH, GCP and other national and international regulatory requirements
  • Work with the VP Medical/Scientific Development, Clinical Operations, Non-Clinical Research, Medical Writing, Program Management, CMC and Regulatory Affairs teams to deliver and drive the timely completion of all clinical activities related to DCR-PHXC and other emerging clinical-stage programs
  • Serve as a leading member, or participant, at multiple internal review groups and utilize novel and creative methods to resolve clinical development problems
  • Work with the larger Global Project Team to deliver excellent medical support for DCR-PHXC and other clinical-stage programs
  • Interface with US/international regulatory authorities, as appropriate, in support of the development objectives for DCR-PHXC and assist Regulatory Strategy staff in the compilation of submissions and in the responses to inquiries
  • Lend clinical expertise to the Statistical Analysis Plan development and data management, and work closely with statistical programming and data management on the project level
  • Act as a liaison between the company and clinical site investigators and KOLs
  • Interface together with VP Medical/Scientific Development with Safety Review Committees and Data Safety Monitoring Committees
  • Participate in safety review meetings and providing medical monitoring of ongoing clinical trials

 

Physical Requirements

10-20% overnight travel required.

 

Development of People

Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.

 

Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.

 

Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.

 

Qualifications

  • MD or the international equivalent is required
  • Strong scientific background with experience in reviewing & interpreting scientific and study data is required
  • Track record of scientific publications strongly preferred
  • 4+ years Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience, including time managing clinical trials, or academic clinical research background
  • Working knowledge of biostatistics, data management, clinical operations and scientific and technical processes desirable
  • Working knowledge of applicable US and EU regulatory requirements and of the drug development process
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective relationships with external KOL’s, advisory boards and other key external therapeutic area influencers desirable
  • Team player who works collaboratively in a challenging team matrix environment
  • Ability to work independently to resolve challenges and conflicts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Integrity, honesty and highest ethical standards and a sense of personal accountability
  • Quickly adapt and provide innovative solutions to challenges as they present themselves

 

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

 

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

 

Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.

 

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Company

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit novonordisk.com.

Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.

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