Medical Director, Clinical Development

May 10, 2024

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Medical Director, Clinical Development


Ref: BH-1991

Medical Director, Clinical Development

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Ref: BH-1991

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Medical Director Clinical Development 

We are looking for a Medical Director, Clinical Development to support a commercial-stage Swiss pharmaceutical company focusing on innovative medicines for rare diseases. The company is currently launching their first commercial product.

Reporting Directly to the Head of Development, in collaboration with other great minds, you are taking critical decisions and adapting quickly while developing clinical programs across multiple therapeutic areas. Foreseeing outcomes like a chess expert, you are using deep medical and clinical development knowledge to build future key pipeline opportunities and collaborating with multiple stakeholders. 

Due to the fast-paced and constantly changing landscape, we are looking for someone ready to act independently, readily to develop innovative solutions, and effectively to drive projects.

Are you someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Likes to combine strategy and science? Wants to drive own ideas and can foresee and mitigate risks? This might just be for you.


_Drive the development and execution of clinical development strategies 
_Provide strategic guidance to cross-functional teams to ensure successful program delivery. – 
_Lead the design, implementation, and management of clinical development plans 
_Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to optimize trial designs and study protocols.
_Provide medical expertise and oversight throughout all stages of clinical development, 
_Analyze clinical trial data to generate insights 
_Interface with regulatory agencies to support product development activities
_Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams
_Develop and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders and external experts 
_Proactively identify and mitigate clinical development risks. 
_Develop risk management strategies to ensure the successful execution of clinical programs.


_Medical Doctor (MD) or equivalent degree with a preference for a candidate with a background in immunology
_Significant experience in clinical development within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
_Proven track record of successful development of and leadership of global clinical development programs.
_Ability to effectively collaborate across global teams and diverse stakeholders.
_Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 
_Strategic thinking with the ability to translate scientific insights into actionable clinical development strategies.

***Please forward your application should you meet the requirements above – applications which do not meet these requirements will not be considered***

headcount AG is a Zurich-based consultancy serving clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostic, OTC, and chemical market segments.

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8002 Zürich

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