Apr 01, 2022

Job Description

2 billion people, half a billion are children. That’s the burden of the world’s infectious diseases on the underserved and poorest populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and many of these diseases are without vaccine or curative treatment.

In Global Health, we focus our expertise on delivering life-enhancing medicines and improving access to healthcare for underserved populations. Novartis has one of the broadest and most innovative Global Health R&D portfolios in industry, with at least 9 different programs in various stages of maturity against Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

As our Clinical Development Director Global Health, you will be responsible for the scientific and clinical strategy of assigned clinical trials, scientific monitoring, and reporting of quality data. In addition, you may be responsible for the clinical and scientific strategy of assigned sections of a clinical development program, depending on the size and complexity.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Provide clinical leadership, medical and scientific strategic input, and contribute to development of trial related documents (e.g., CTPs, informed consent form, case report forms, data monitoring committee charters, data analysis plan, reports, publications) for assigned clinical trial(s) consistent with Integrated Development Plan (IDP); develop materials for trial-related advisory boards, data monitoring committees, investigators meetings, and protocol training meetings for Novartis local medical organizations.

• Provide clinical and scientific input and contribute to clinical sections of trial and program level regulatory documents (e.g., Investigator’s Brochures, Health Authority briefing books, safety updates, submission dossiers, and responses to Health Authorities).

• In collaboration with appropriate Clinical Trial Team (CTT) members: Ensure clinical support of trials as needed; conduct ongoing medical and scientific review of clinical trial data with Clinical Scientific Expert(s) with appropriate oversight from Medical Lead; manage patient safety reports on trial data to safety and clinical boards (e.g., Safety Management Team (SMT), GCT, GPT) with appropriate oversight from Medical Lead; provide input into final analyses and interpretation including the development of the Clinical Study Report(s) (CSRs), publications and internal/external presentations.

• Support Therapeutic Area Head (TAH) with contributing to peer-review of IDPs, CTPs, and other clinical documents across various indications and programs, and support development of TA strategies, as needed.

• May contribute to the medical and scientific evaluation for Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) opportunities.

• Contribute to talent and career development of CD associates through on-boarding, coaching, and/or mentoring support; develop and foster CD culture; and may contribute to the performance evaluation of CTT members.

• Contribute to medical/scientific training of relevant Novartis stakeholders on the disease area and compound/molecule. May serve as speaker for franchise medical/scientific training.

• Contribute to global initiatives (e.g., process improvement, training, SOP development, other Clinical Development line function initiatives).

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• Advanced degree in life sciences/ healthcare (or clinically relevant degree) is required.

• 5+ years of involvement in clinical research or drug development in an academic or industry environment spanning clinical activities in Phases I through IV; 2 or more years of contribution to and accomplishment in all aspects of conducting clinical trials (e.g. planning, executing, reporting and publishing) in a global/matrix environment in pharmaceutical industry.

• Proven ability to interpret, discuss and present efficacy and safety data relating to clinical trial(s) or program level.

• Working knowledge of the disease area is desired with proven ability to interpret, discuss and present efficacy and safety data relating to clinical trial(s) or program level

• Working knowledge of GCP, clinical trial design, statistics, and regulatory and clinical development processes.

Desirable requirements:

• PharmD, or PhD strongly preferred

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusion workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.
Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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