Sr. Medical Director, Oncology | GCL for Important 1st-In- Class Therapy Advancing to Ph 3 | NYC Area: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
June 4, 2020
Greater New York City Area, United States
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Sr. Medical Director, Oncology | GCL for Important 1st-In- Class Therapy Advancing to Ph 3 | NYC Area: RETAINED SEARCH


This highly visible Sr. Medical Director will lead the critical later-stage clinical development for a Novel and 1st-in-class personalized cancer therapy where the current Standard-of-Care (SoC) is not effective. You will lead the later-stage clinical development for this novel therapy’s first indication and its ensuing FDA filing (i.e. lead the medical aspects of the NDA filing, and HA interactions), and you will then lead this important asset’s subsequent studies for additional indications as a mono and combination therapy. You will matrix manage and direct a team of MDs/Physicians and a multi-functional Global Development Team too. This is a very attractive role for an M.D. & seasoned/talented drug developer to lead a major Phase 3 study, NDA filing and Global Drug Development Team to bring this very important personalized cancer therapy to the bedside of many cancer patients’ beside safely and swiftly.

LOCATION: NYC Metro Area (HQ is in a convenient/commutable location from NYC, NY State, and many NJ areas)

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance is available


  • Important Novel and 1st-in-Class Personalized Cancer Therapy: lead the development of a very important asset
  • Leadership: lead a team of MDs/Physicians, and a multi-functional Global Project team for Ph 3 & NDA filing
  • NDA Filing: lead the development team, and gain valuable NDA filing/submissions and HA interactions experience
  • Impact: make significant contributions to the key development strategies & plans, and the execution of the same
  • Visibility: report directly to a C-level Sr. Management Team member
  • Collegial: enjoy a culture that prides itself on its science/research and friendly & collegial work environment
  • Proven Success: join an oncology company with multiple development success (i.e. FDA approvals and BTDs)
  • 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 already commercialized assets
  • Strategic Collaborations: join an oncology company with a track record of establishing successful collaborations
  • R&D Spend: join an oncology company that understands the financial commitment and investment necessary to succeed in the oncology therapeutic area, and that has spent over $1 Billion in R&D in the past year
  • Culture: join an oncology company that has always kept “helping cancer patients” as its primary goal and focus in all its day-to-day development efforts for many years
  • Best of both worlds: join a company that offers the best an established global biopharma offers, i.e. generates significant annual revenues, profits and free cash flow, invests heavily in its annual R&D spend, offers a strong early and later-stage development pipeline and more, AND that also offers the best a small biotech offers too, i.e. minimal layers of management, nimbleness and swift decision making


  • M.D. Hematologist/Oncologist, Board Certification is a plus
  • Strong oncology clinical development experience gained working in industry
  • Later-stage clinical development experience is highly preferred
  • NDA filing/submissions experience is highly preferred
  • Strong communication skills (i.e. oral communications, writing and presentation skills)
  • Leadership experience where you have directly or indirectly led/managed other professionals

CONFIDENTIALITY: All communications are treated as highly confidential information.


Cliff Miras | M.D./Physician Pharma/Biotech Executive Search Specialty Practice Leader


P: 973.656.0220 x711



Pharma/Biotech Executive Search Specialists | A Forbes “Top 250 Search Firm” for 2018 & 2017

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.

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