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Clinical Research Director in Oncology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Key Responsibilities:  The Clinical Research Director is playing a role among a group of physicians and scientists across the entire Oncology portfolio of compounds.  

This may include:

  • Leading a segment of the Clinical Program (resource allocation, clinical plan, and timelines).
  • Integrating and interpreting clinical data across studies, and contributing significantly to the formulation of recommendations for response to evolving clinical, regulatory, commercial data across functions.
  • Providing recognized scientific leadership in Oncology.
  • Offering technical leadership in Oncology to other functions as well as Global Marketing, Pharmacovigilance and the Clinical Research Unit.
  • Creating and communicating a vision for a Clinical Program that generates excitement and commitment for the Oncology therapeutic area, the unique compound assigned to and its life cycle management.
  • Designing, implementing, and interpreting creative clinical trials whose outcomes define usage of the drug and create opportunities for a commercially successful product.
  • Building a reputation that drives innovators to bring their ideas to Sanofi
  • Assist in making a clear case of the potential rewards and inherent risks and major go/no go points for each compound.
  • Seeing beyond Oncology to see synergies in other therapeutic areas and/or offer insights.
  • Developing and implementing worldwide clinical research and development programs for therapeutic area including the strategic focus and logistics.
  • Creating strategies to guide the development of a compound from discovery to development to regulatory agencies to business launch and life cycle management.
  • Interfacing with Global Marketing and the commercial organizations to maximize life cycle opportunities for products within her/his assigned area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MD degree
  • Oncology fellowship or 5+ years of experience working in Oncology
  • 3+ years experience in industry or academic clinical research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior  experience in breast cancer area would be a plus
  • Expertise in medicine, oncology and pharmaceutical medicine
  • Ideal candidate is a recognized clinical expert (with scientific /medical recognition) who has demonstrated ability to interact productively with and attract top external investigators
  • Prior significant responsibility for creating and driving a clinical plan
  • Demonstrated leadership of a team of clinical scientists and administrative staff in accomplishment of a timely & effective clinical plan
  • Demonstrated ability to drive project milestones and work with a global product team with key functional groups
  • Prior contribution to the successful development of compounds through phases of clinical research on a global basis
  • Prior contribution to the shaping of strategic direction for drug(s) within a therapeutic area
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in meeting applicable regulatory, quality and compliance standards
  • English fluent

Location: Cambridge, MA, US or Vitry, France

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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