VP (Head), Immuno-Oncology Clin Dev – NY/NJ – $2.5Bn Biotech: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
May 4, 2018
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VP (Head), Immuno-Oncology Clin Dev - NY/NJ - $2.5Bn Biotech: RETAINED SEARCH

Summary: Cornerstone’s specialty Oncology Medical Director practice has been retained by a uniquely attractive biotech based in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area to identify a talented “physician scientist” with strong oncology translational medicine skills to serve as their therapeutic area lead for Oncology & Immuno-Oncology. In this high-visibility role, you will be the global “face and voice” of Oncology both internally and externally for the company, manage other MDs, interact directly with the C-level, and lead medical and development strategies, discussions and decisions.

Uniquely Attractive Features about this Opportunity:

  • This company combines the “best of both worlds” – it is small enough to allow fast decision making and ready access to the C-suite, while at the same time having the financial heft from being a $2.5Bn company to afford to do things right, including making strong offers to attract “A” talent.
  • Cornerstone has helped this company hire many of its key executives. This is an impressive team of pharma industry veterans with sterling reputations and on-point experience who are emotionally intelligent, strong communicators, and have a strong internal drive to excel.
  • Our client has a very strong drug discovery group that has developed a multi-therapeutic area pipeline of mAbs, bi-specifics, and small molecules. They have also developed a proprietary bi-specific antibody engineering platform that is on its way to achieving the “holy grail” of bi-specifics, which is the ability to cost-effectively manufacture at scale stable bi-specific antibodies.
  • Our client has its own GMP Biologic Manufacturing facility which has the proven capability to manufacture mAbs as well as these bi-specific antibodies for their clinical programs.
  • Our client has demonstrated the ability to make attractive offers even to those individuals who have significant unvested stock from large companies that has prevented them from seriously considering joining a smaller company.

Location: Our client is conveniently located for people who live in New York City, New York State, Northern & Central New Jersey, and Connecticut. Relocation funds are available.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • MD or MD/PhD
  • Strong strategic oncology clinical development skills gained as a PI in a top academic research center or gained in the pharma / biotech industry
  • Strong translational medical oncology experience
  • Biologics experience is a plus
  • At this position has direct reports, prior management experience is a plus.
  • Strong emotional intelligence, the ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships, and scientific passion.


Corey S. Ackerman, JD | Senior Partner

cackerman@cornerstonesg.com | http://www.linkedin.com/in/coreyackerman

973.656.0220 x 716

CORNERSTONE SEARCH GROUP - Life Sciences Executive Search
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