EVP, Global Head of Oncology Drug Development | Top 20 Oncology Co | NYC Area: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
April 24, 2019
Greater New York City Area, United States
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EVP, Global Head of Oncology Drug Development | Top 20 Oncology Co | NYC Area: RETAINED SEARCH


You will head-up the Global Oncology Drug Development for this established and expanding Top 20 Oncology Co. where you will lead a global team of 200+ across multiple Functional Areas (e.g. Translational Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Research, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Biostatistics and other functions) to develop the Company’s early and later-stage pipeline assets that include small molecules, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and gene therapies to treat multiple cancers. You will be a key contributor to major strategic medical, pipeline and governance decisions (i.e. asset prioritization for both in-house and externally in-licensed/acquired assets, clinical development collaborations, human capital investments/spend etc.). You will provide strategic direction to the appropriate new clinical trial designs, methods… to enable the safe, effective and swift/competitive clinical development of assets that will benefit all stakeholders (i.e. patients, the Company, investors, etc.)


All communications are treated as highly confidential information.


NYC Metro Area

Attractive Features Include:

  • Impact and Influence: significantly contribute to and influence governance/decisions impacting pipeline prioritization, asset in-licensing/acquisition/collaboration decisions, clinical development and regulatory strategies and more
  • Develop Important Cancer Treatments: head-up and lead the development of important cancer therapies to treat multiple cancers across multiple MOA/pathways for novel gene therapies, mAbs and small molecule therapies
  • Leadership: you will head-up and lead a global multi-cultural Oncology R&D team of 200+ including Regulatory Affairs
  • Visibility: work very closely & collaboratively with Sr. Executive Management and Global Functional Area Heads
  • Proven Success: join an oncology company with multiple development success (i.e. FDA approvals)
  • 1st Line & Breakthrough: join an oncology company that has developed 1st line & breakthrough cancer therapies
  • In-house R&D: join an oncology company with multiple “in-house” developed successes
  • Pipeline: join a company with multiple early & later-stage assets in addition to its commercialized assets
  • Strategic Collaborations: join an oncology company with an appetite for and a track record of negotiating and managing successful strategic development collaborations
  • R&D Spend: join an oncology company that understand the financial commitment and investment necessary to succeed in the oncology therapeutic area, and that spent over $1 Billion in R&D last year
  • Culture: join an oncology company that has always kept “helping cancer patients” as its primary goal and focus in all its development efforts


  • MD Hematologist/Oncologist
  • Management: track record of directly leading/managing multiple drug development functional areas
  • Leadership: track record of effectively working with Sr. Exec Management & Functional Area Leaders
  • Development: track record of successfully developing oncology assets (NDA/BLA approvals)
  • Development Strategy: track record of utilizing current clinical study/trial designs to develop assets safely, effectively and swiftly
  • Medical Strategy: track record of making significant contributions to the strategic decisions made about asset prioritizations, in-licensing, acquisitions and/or collaborations
  • Communication: Very strong communication skills (i.e. strong oral, writing and presentation skills)


Cliff Miras

Managing Partner | Oncology MD Specialty Search Practice Area Leader

Cornerstone Search Group

Life Sciences Executive Search Specialists | Forbes “Top 250 Search Firm” for 2018 & 2017

E: cmiras@cornerstonesg.com

P: 973-656-0220 x 711

W: cornerstonesg.com

Recent retained searches our Oncology MD/Physician Specialty Practice Area has successfully completed include *CMO for a Boston-based Early-Stage Oncology Biotech, *SVP & Head of Translational Medicine & Early Clinical Development for a Boston Oncology Biotech, *SVP & Global Head of Oncology Medical Affairs for a Global Oncology Leader, *VP of US Oncology Medical Affairs for an expanding Global Oncology Co, and *Executive Director of Early Clinical Immuno-Oncology Development for a Top 10 Global Immuno-Oncology Co.

Keywords: Head, Leader, EVP, Executive Vice President, SVP, Senior Vice President, CMO, Chief Medical Officer, Oncology, Hematology, Immuno-Oncology, Immunology, Cancer, Tumor, Clinical Research, Clinical Development, Global, Leadership, Executive Management, Medical Affairs, FDA, NDA, gene therapy, gene therapies, molecules, antibodies, adaptive, basket, trial design, protocol, patient advocacy

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