Associate Clinical Development Director.

Job ID: 11097

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Type of employment
Project Consulting
Die Entourage ist eine Unternehmens- und Personalberatung mit Fokus auf Pharma, Medizintechnik und Labormedizin. Mit der Vermittlung von naturwissenschaftlichen Festangestellten und Consultants gewinnt das in München und Basel ansässige Unternehmen Experten für die führenden Life Science Unternehmen in der DACH-Region. Mit Project Consultants realisiert die Entourage Projekte für Ihre Klienten über hochqualifizierte Arbeitnehmerüberlassung und Werkverträge. Mit der Entourage Task Force (ETF) bündelt die Entourage ausgewählte Interims Manager und Management Consultants zu einer hochkarätigen Beratungseinheit, die in Beratungsprojekten pharmazeutische und medizintechnische Lösungsszenarien interdisziplinär realisiert.

The Clinical Development Director (CDD) is the clinical leader of defined program level activities (e.g. submission activities, briefing books etc.), and/ or indication related clinical trial(s), under the leadership of the (Sr.) GPCH. May lead a section of a clinical program (e.g., an indication, a new formulation, or a specific development phase)

Major Activities:

  • Provides clinical leadership and strategic input for all clinical deliverables in the assigned project or section of a clinical program if applicable. Clinical deliverables may include clinical sections of individual protocols or substudies consistent with the Integrated Development Plans (IDP), clincal data review, program specific standards, clinical components of regulatory documents/registration dossiers, and publications

  • Leads development of clinical sections of trial and program level regulatory documents (e.g., Investigator’s Brochures, briefing books, safety updates, submission dossiers, and responses to Health Authorities)

  • Drives execution of the section of the clinical program in partnership with global line functions, assigned Global Trial Directors (GTDs), and regional/country medical associates, if applicable

  • Oversees/conducts ongoing medical and scientific review of clinical trial data with Clincal Scientific Expert(s) with appropriate oversight from Medical Lead

  • May be the Program Manager of other associates (e.g., CSE)

  • Supports (Sr.) GPCH in ensuring overall safety of the molecule for the assigned section, may be a core member of the Safety Management Team (SMT), and supports overall program safety reporting (e.g., Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs), Drug Safety Update Reports (DSURs), and other safety related documents) in collaboration with Patient Safety

  • Supports the Therapeutic Area Head (TAH) by providing medical input into IDP and CTP reviews and contributing/driving development of disease clinical standards for new disease areas. May take on other TA responsibilities as directed by the TAH

  • As a clinical expert, supports the (Sr.) GPCH or TAH in interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, data monitoring boards, advisory boards, patient advocacy groups), internal stakeholders (e.g., CTT, Research, Translational Medicine, Global Medical Affairs, Marketing, HE&OR), and internal decision boards

  • May work with NIBR (Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research)/ Translational Medical Sciences) to drive transition of pre-PoC (Proof of Concept) projects to DDP (Development Decision Point) and with BD&L (Business Development & Licensing) including target identification and due diligences together with other medical matters, as needed

  • Ensures career development of Program reports and other clinical colleagues through active participation in the performance management and talent planning processes. Provides on-boarding, training, & mentoring support

  • Contributes to medical/scientific training of relevant Novartis stakeholders on the disease area and compound/molecule. May serve as speaker for franchise medical/scientific training

  • May serve on or lead global initiatives (e.g., process improvement, training, SOP development, other Clinical Development line function initiatives)


  • Advanced degree in life sciences/healthcare (or clinically relevant degree) is required. PharmD, or PhD strongly preferred

  • Fluent oral and written English


 - ≥ 7 years of involvement in clinical research or drug development in an academic or industry environment spanning clinical activities in Phases I through IV. ≥ 3-5 years of contribution to and accomplishment in all aspects of conducting clinical trials (e.g., planning, executing, reporting and publishing) in a global/matrix environment in pharmaceutical industry

 - Advanced knowledge of assigned therapeutic area

 - Demonstrated ability to establish strong scientific partnership with key stakeholders

 - Thorough knowledge of GCP, clinical trial design, statistical analysis methodology, and regulatory/clinical development process

 - People management experience preferred, this may include management in a matrix environment. Global people management experience desirable

 - Excellent communication skills, written and oral

 - Strong interpersonal skills

 - Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills