VP, Head of Clinical Development, Infectious Diseases | Based Remotely (home) or in NJ/NY Area HQ: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
April 15, 2021
REMOTE, Greater New York City Area, United States of America
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VP, Head of Clinical Development, Infectious Diseases | Based Remotely (home) or in NJ/NY Area HQ: RETAINED SEARCH


Exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to be the VP and Head of Clinical Development for a specialized biopharma focused on developing important treatments for Infectious Diseases (ID) and acute/life threatening illnesses. You will be the top MD in Clinical Development reporting directly to the CEO, and where you will “have a seat at the leadership table” to significantly contribute to and influence the discussions and decisions that will impact early and later-stage product development strategies, portfolio prioritizations, and LCM strategies to optimize the value of current and future FDA approved & commercialized products. You will have multiple functional areas reporting to you, i.e., clinical development, drug safety and regulatory affairs, that you will lead, manage, develop, mentor, and expand, as necessary.

In addition to being a highly visible impact role, this is also a unique opportunity to (1) join specialized Infectious Disease and Acute Care focused Company that already has multiple FDA approved products that are commercialized and generating revenues, and to (2) join a company that also has significant funding to acquire additional assets and/or Companies to continue to build and its pipeline and portfolio on its mission and journey to become an industry leader in its specialties.

LOCATION: Can be remotely based from home, or in the NJ/NY area HQ (relocation assistance available)


  • ID Business focus: join a focused biopharma specializing in developing important ID & Acute Care treatments
  • Proven ID Co: join an established ID focused Co. with multiple FDA approved & commercialized products
  • Expanding Co: join an established ID focused Co. with significant funding to expand & develop its portfolio
  • Visibility: you will report directly to the CEO
  • Leadership: you will be part of the Company’s and the CEO’s Sr. Leadership Team
  • Top MD: you will be the Head and the most Senior MD in Clinical Development
  • Strategy impact: you will have a “seat at the table” where you will be able to make significant contributions to the discussions and decisions that will influence the short and longer-term development and portfolio strategies
  • Due Diligence/BD involvement: contribute to the due diligence activities with potential new assets/acquisitions
  • Manage, mentor, build: you will directly manage, mentor & develop an existing team, and expand the team as needed
  • Expand your depth and breadth of skills/experience: manage/lead multiple functional areas that include clinical development, regulatory affairs, and drug safety
  • Advancement: there is a real opportunity for promotional advancement into a more senior level role/position
  • Culture: join a company with a passion to develop important new treatments for the patient populations it seeks to help, and that encourages and embraces a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit work environment
  • Equity: receive stock options to participate in the Company’s prosperity and financial success


  • MD
  • Board Certification, Infectious Diseases highly preferred
  • Strong industry clinical development experience with products to infectious diseases and/or acute/life threatening conditions
  • Strong communication skills, i.e., oral, writing and presentation skills
  • Capability to work effectively in a small to mid-sized biopharma company


All inquiries and communications with Cornerstone Search Group are treated as confidential information.


Cliff Miras | Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and M.D. Specialty Practice Leader

E: cmiras@cornerstonesg.com

P: 973.656.0220 x755

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cliffmiras


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


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