Medical Director, Early Clinical Development, Oncology | Novel IO Platform | Top 15 Biopharma | Boston Area

Cornerstone Search Group
April 9, 2020
Greater Boston Area, United States
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Medical Director, Early Clinical Development, Oncology | Exciting Science, Novel IO Platform | Top 15 Biopharma | Boston Area


As the Medical Director for Clinical Science / Early Clinical Development for this Top 15 Biopharma Company, you will be the lead study physician / medical director to lead/drive the clinical activities for multiple early clinical trials for a novel immune-oncology program to treat multiple solid tumors and hematological cancers. You will have a very rewarding opportunity to work with exciting science, priority oncology/IO platform/program, collaborative team/manager, and help move forward an important therapy for cancer patients. This person is encouraged to continuously improve on the status quo and have an active role in strategy design/implementation.

You be part of and enjoy the best of what a large biopharma & a small biotech each have to offer, i.e. enjoy the financial security of a larger pharma that generates significant revenues & profits, invests heavily in annual R&D spend, has very broad and diverse early & later-stage oncology/IO pipelines, and offers attractive compensation & an extensive benefits package, and also enjoy what a small biotech offers; minimal layers of management, autonomy, access/visibility to Sr. Management, swift decision making and more.

LOCATION:  Boston/Cambridge MA area

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:  Relocation assistance is available


  • Exciting Science
  • High priority Platform/Program with generous resources and fast-moving timelines
  • Key Medical Director opportunity with a good deal of independence in daily decision making
  • Lead protocol implementation from its very early clinical translation
  • High visibility, inclusivity, influence and impact, with active participation in designing the Early clinical strategy
  • Tremendous professional growth; nurturing environment & mentorship
  • Collegial and collaborative atmosphere
  • Top 15 Biopharma: join an established and expanding global Oncology industry leader
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package: receive a strong compensation & benefits package
  • Best of both worlds: enjoy the best of what an established and larger biopharma offers; significant revenues, profits, strong early & later-stage pipelines, attractive compensation & extensive benefits package, and enjoy what small biotech offers too; minimal layers of management, autonomy, access/visibility to Sr. Management, swift decision making, tremendous growth and more.


  • MD degree required; PhD is a plus.
  • 3-5+ years of progressive oncology clinical development experience gained working in industry.
  • Immune-oncology research and/or clinical development experience is a plus.
  • Interest in translational medicine is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills and leadership experience directly or indirectly leading/managing other professionals.
  • Ability to build successful relationships, ability to learn/grow, self-driven with a flexible approach.
  • Medical monitoring experience with an understanding how a physician supports other functions toward success.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  All communications are treated as highly confidential information.


Viola Serrano | Director, Executive Search


P: 973.656.0220 x734


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Recent Retained Searches our Hematology/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. *Global Clinical Leaders, Senior Medical Directors, Medical Directors for a Top 15 Global Oncology Biopharma Co.

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