Oncology Senior Clinical Evaluation Director/Executive Director

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Oncology Senior Clinical Evaluation Director/Executive Director

Job Description

The Oncology Senior Clinical Evaluation Director conducts the clinical and scientific evaluation, as well as the development of clinical development plan, for oncology projects in the internal Novartis pipeline (for potential transition into late stage development), as well as evaluation of external oncology assets for partnering or M&A purposes across divisions (NIBR, OBU, Sandoz).

Major accountabilities:
• Proactively leads in working with corresponding oncology disease area strategy (DAS) teams to identify pipeline gaps and unmet need in respective disease areas
• Partners with discovery, clinical development, commercial, and business develop-ment teams to align activities and priorities
• Provide a high quality scientific and clinical evaluation of oncology assets.
• With guidance, generate a clinical development plan with timelines for opportunities of interest
• Engage with internal subject matter experts for their input and integrate their feed-back for senior management review and approval of clinical strategy
• Work with business development, finance, and legal colleagues to support potential deals through the internal approval process until the transaction is executed
• Represent Novartis and make presentations to potential partners at scientific conferences, external partnering, and other relevant meetings

Minimum requirements

Education:
• MD PhD (preferred background) MD required. With no PhD, candidate would need to have significant laboratory research experience. PhD with no MD would need to have significant clinical development experience.

Experience:
• To qualify for Director level, the successful candidate must have: ≥ 5 years of successful involvement in clinical research or drug development in biotech or pharmaceutical industry environment spanning clinical activities in Phases I through IV.
• To qualify for Executive Director level, the successful candidate must have: ≥ 7 years of successful involvement in clinical research or drug development in biotech or pharmaceutical industry environment spanning clinical activities in Phases I through IV. Independently (without supervision) generate a clinical development plan with timelines for opportunities of interest.
• Clinical training/experience with strong scientific expertise in oncology
• Breadth of experience spanning various aspects of oncology drug development and a sound understanding of oncology development landscape
• Expert knowledge of assigned therapeutic area required, with the capability to innovate in clinical development study designs that provide relevant evidence to decision-makers, and to interpret, discuss and present clinical trial or section of program level data
• Strong analytical skills and ability to rapidly evaluate scientific data to generate an opinion and a recommendation to either advance or terminate an opportunity
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills as well as ability to influence key stakeholders and decision makers in a matrix to effectively champion an opportunity within the organization
• Possess an innovative mindset, strong learning agility, and ability to deal with tight timelines, uncertainty, and rapidly evolving scenarios
• Entrepreneurial mindset and a good business acumen to rapidly see a business opportunity based on available scientific information)

Languages:
• English: fluent written and spoken

This position can be filled at a level commensurate with experience. Director level GJFA 3. Executive Director level GJFA 2.

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We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

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Global Drug Development
OGD GDD
Switzerland
Basel
Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time
Regular