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  • Advert number: 308661-0
  • Posted Date: 06/09/12


West of London

The pioneer

European Medical Director Oncology

substantial six figure salary

Building from scratch to establish a start-up European operation … directing a significant clinical trials programme … nurturing strong connections with KOLs …. and building a team that will help grow the business. Where does it all begin? It begins with you.

Part of a substantial $multibillion international group, this speciality pharma business is seeking an enterprising Medical Director who will embrace the possibilities and the challenges of participating in creating a European operation.

Oncology is the mainstay therapy area and the major priority for the 500+ strong in-house R&D team exploring entirely new types of anticancer drugs. There are lead candidates in multiple solid tumours including gastric, colorectal, breast and lung … and significant announcements are anticipated at international meetings later this year. This, combined with a strategic objective to expand substantially outside of their headquarters region, is why you’ll be helping to spearhead this exciting agenda in the EU.

With a substantial portion of the global clinical trial sites centred in Europe, you’ll be establishing the core EU clinical development infrastructure, directing the clinical/medical safety programme and building your clinical team to ensure excellence is delivered and on time. Down the line, there will be regulatory staff to recruit and, as the commercialisation of compounds approaches, your role will expand to encompass medical affairs.

It’s a high-profile opportunity and helping to build something of real value from scratch will demand high performance on every level. In addition to being a GMC qualified pharmaceutical physician, your significant clinical research and drug development experience will include leading multinational EU phase I-III oncology programmes and managing cross-functional teams. Confident and credible, you proactively identify what needs to be done and take ownership for making it happen. You inspire others with your energy and enthusiasm, and apply your scientific intellect with a truly customer-orientated perspective.

If you’re excited by the prospect of this pioneering role, please contact John Hawkings or Dave Horton at Eames.Jones.Judge.Hawkings, 29 High Street, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EE. Telephone: +44[0]1438 840984 or email your cv quoting reference 10616.