SVP/VP, Clinical R&D (MD, PhD or PharmD): Very stable, growing Biopharma – Central NJ: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
September 21, 2021
Greater New York City Area, United States of America
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SVP/VP, Clinical R&D (MD, PhD or PharmD): Very stable, growing Biopharma – Central NJ: RETAINED SEARCH

SUMMARY:  Cornerstone has been retained by a very stable and growing Biopharma that is continuing to expand their Clinical Research & Development team.  They are looking to hire a Senior Vice President/VP of Clinical Research & Development that will report to an excellent Chief Scientific Officer that’s been with the company for close to a decade.  You will have complete ownership of Clinical Development Programs (Phase I-IV) to include managing several senior level leaders.  Our client offers a “best of both worlds” working environment.  They operate in a nimble and creative work environment with an exceptional culture which is exemplified by the incredible tenure of their employees.  While operating like a smaller company without the typical larger company obstacles, they are also extremely stable to include a marketed product (cardiovascular/metabolic focus) and a strong appetite for further growth.

POSITION:  Senior Vice President or Vice President, Clinical Research & Development

LOCATION:  Our client is located in an ideal part of Central NJ that allows for candidates to commute from Northern, Southern and Central NJ as well as Eastern PA.


  • Company Culture/Environment: People genuinely like to work here, and they stay.  The tenure of their employees is well above industry average.  They offer a culture and environment that is highly collaborative, trusting and forward-thinking.
  • Visibility: A challenging, highly-visible role where you will work alongside of C-level Executives.  You will work very closely with and report directly to the CSO who is hands-on and highly respected within Industry.
  • Marketed Product: Our client already has a marketed product with an appetite for further growth and development.  This is not a typical high-risk Biotech focused solely in Clinical Development without revenue coming in.
  • Growth Potential: This company is looking to continue to grow both as a whole and within the Clinical Development.


  • Serve as the primary leader across all clinical studies and development programs.
  • Manage internal and external Clinical, Biostatistics and Data Management teams.
  • Manage and negotiate large complex budgets and proactively identify risks to timelines and budgets and develop contingency plans.
  • Support publications and other scientific communications through data analysis/interpretation, editing, and writing.
  • Assess clinical and scientific components of Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs and Business Development communicating scientific/clinical information to various audiences as needed.
  • Lead internal and/or external cross-functional teams across clinical development initiatives (design, planning, conduct, analysis and results).
  • Develop and implement strategies ensuring clinical trial objectives are met.
  • Plan and implement responses to external inquiries (e.g., regulatory authorities, IRB’s, etc.).
  • Support regulatory submissions, including directing preparation of clinical components for submissions.
  • Wok alongside other Executive management providing research/input on clinical development and data issues associated with potential partnerships, acquisitions and/or competitors.
  • Collaborate with Executive management across R&D and Corporate strategic planning.


  • 10+ years of Clinical Development/Research experience to include extensive pharmaceutical experience with demonstrated/increasing responsibilities.
  • Management of regional/global programs across therapeutic areas with a strong preference for cardiovascular/metabolic experience.
  • Trial design, initiation, maintenance, close-out, analyses, and final reporting of successful preclinical and clinical (Phase I-IV) development programs.
  • Communication of scientific information, including oral and written forums.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting critical Regulatory efforts.
  • Experience leading complex teams and managing large budgets.


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Thomas Fascia | Partner


P: 973-656-0220 x717


CORNERSTONE SEARCH GROUP – Pharma & Biotech Executive Search

PO Box 5657 | Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 USA

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