Group Medical Director (MD)

  • Genentech
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Genentech’s Early Clinical Development organization is structured by therapeutic area and is responsible for developing and executing early clinical strategies and plans (phase I and II) that deliver medically-differentiated therapies that provide meaningful improvement to patients. The Group Medical Director:

Leads a group of medical directors and clinical science specialists as direct reports.

Leads the development of the assigned therapeutic area’s scientific and clinical strategies and plans.

Accountable for programs within the therapeutic area of the group. Provides guidance to direct reports on the programs that they lead.

Guides the development of and approves Clinical Development strategies, priorities, final interpretation and completion of clinical study results.

Serves on the OMNI (Ophthalmology, Metabolism, Neurosciences, Immunology and Infectious Diseases) Leadership Team.

The therapeutic area of the group that this individual will lead is gastrointestinal, hepatology and infectious disease. The candidate should have expertise in gastroenterology/hepatology.

Required Qualifications

MD with relevant medical experience in gastroenterology/hepatology

8 + years of pharma/biotech industry experience OR is a recognized expert in the field

2+ years experience managing medical/clinical staff

6+ years clinical trial experience with expert knowledge of Phase I - II drug development

Experience submitting an IND/IMPD/CTA to regulatory authorities in Europe and/or the U.S.

4+ years experience authoring global clinical development plans and publishing results of clinical drug trials in referred journals

Experience in basic research and data interpretation in area of relevance

Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles

In-depth knowledge of medical aspects of GCP (Good Clinical Practice), ICH (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use), FDA, EMEA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations

In-depth understanding of competitive activity in the field

Preferred Qualifications


Multidisciplinary experience in the pharma or biotech industry (e.g., research, regulatory, clinical operations, business development, commercial operations, etc.)

Current or past leadership roles in major scientific and advocacy organizations and standard-setting bodies

Strong academic/teaching background

Phase III clinical trial experience

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