RETAINED SEARCH: CMO & Head of Development | Lead Discovery & Development | Boston Area

Cornerstone Search Group Published: May 19, 2017
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RETAINED SEARCH: CMO & Head of Development (Oncology) | Report to CEO | Unique: Lead Discovery & Development | Multiple Drugs in Phase 3 | Boston Area


This is a unique opportunity to lead both Discovery & Development in this CMO position that reports directly to the CEO of a fully-integrated Oncology R&D Company (i.e. discovery, chemistry, pharmacology, pre-clinical, CMC, clinical development, regulatory affairs). Through your direct reports you will lead a team of 100+ professionals working in multiple discovery & development functional areas.  You will direct the development of the Company’s ongoing multiple later-stage Phase 3 studies (including an asset with Orphan Drug Status for multiple indications), its ongoing early-stage Phase 1&2 studies, and the development of its pre-clinical assets too.

This unique CMO opportunity also offers the following: a) working with a CEO that has a very successful track record in big pharma and biotech, b) working with a Company that offers the “best of both worlds,” i.e. working for a very, very well financed Company that maintains an agile “start-up” culture: makes quick decisions and fosters a collegial environment, c) working for a Company that is considered a major leader in its particular oncology specialty (medical/scientific pathway) to treat cancers, d) great Boston area location and much more.

Attractive Features:

  • Unique opportunity: head-up and lead both R&D
  • Impact: report directly to the CEO
  • Strategy: determine development strategies
  • Leadership: direct a team of 100+ in multiple development & discovery functional areas
  • Science: Company is considered a major leader in its focused area of oncology R&D
  • Pipeline: Exciting novel later stage products (Phase 3), early stage (Phase 1/2) & pre-clinical assets too
  • Location: Attractive Boston, MA area location
  • Best of both worlds: A very, very well financed company with a start-up’s culture
  • CEO’s track record: CEO has a strong track record of success in both large pharma and biotech
  • Competitive compensation: Company will offer a very competitive compensation package


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  • Education: MD/PhD or MD
  • Certification: Board Certified Oncologist highly preferred
  • Track Record: 15+ years of progressive & successful oncology drug development experience
  • Leadership: Successful track record of developing, leading and executing successful strategies
  • Management: Successful record of directing, developing & mentoring medical & scientific professionals
  • Communication: Very strong communication skills, i.e. oral, writing and presentation skills


Cliff Miras | Managing Partner | Cornerstone Search Group |

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