Mar 22, 2023

Job Description

236 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2022. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

The Global Program Clinical Head (GPCH) is the global clinical leader responsible for one or more clinical programs across indications, involving one or multiple compounds. The GPCH owns the risk benefit assessment for the program(s), and as the leader of Global Clinical Team(s) (GCT) is accountable for the design, implementation, and execution of a clinical development program(s) to support decision milestones, regulatory requirements and market access. The GCPH may contribute to disease area strategy. The role reports into the Clinical Development Head.

Your responsibilities will include:

•Leads the GCT, represents Clinical Development on the Global Program Team (GPT)
•May serve as the Clinical Development Representative on NIBR clinical/project teams to drive transition of pre-PoC (Proof of Concept) projects to Development Decision Point (DDP)
•May support Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) activities
•Post-Development Decision Point, leads the development and execution of the clinical strategy. Develops an endorsed Integrated Development Plan (IDP) in line with the Target Product Profile (TPP) which is designed for successful global regulatory approval/market access for one or multiple treatment indications and/or multiple programs
•Leads the creation of clinical components of key documents (e.g., Clinical Trial Protocols (CTPs), Investigator’s Brochures, Clinical Study Reports (CSRs), regulatory documents including maintenance of product licenses, registration dossiers, value dossiers, pharmacoeconomic dossiers) with high quality and consistency with IDP and TPP. Supports registration, market access, commercialization, and maintenance of product licenses (e.g., Core Data Sheet, Periodic Safety Update Report, clinical benefit-risk assessment for license renewals) for the compound(s)
•Together with Patient Safety, ensures continuous evaluation of drug safety profile, including safety monitoring of clinical studies and signal detection from post-marketing surveillance. Serves as a core member of the Safety Management Team (SMT)
•As the medical expert, leads interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, data monitoring committees, advisory boards, patient advocacy groups), internal stakeholders (e.g., Research, Translational Medicine, Global Medical Affairs (GMA), Marketing, Health Economics & Outcomes Research), and internal decision boards.

**Some restrictions to flexible working models may apply and will be discussed at interview if applicable

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

• MD or equivalent (required)
• PhD (preferred)

• 5 years professional experience as MD and a minimum of 10 years of experience with clinical drug development in an industry environment spanning clinical activities in Phases I through III/IV and experience with leading submission dossiers (required)

• Ideally a Board certified Nephrologist OR extensive (> 5 years) experience in clinical development withing the Nephrology Therapeutic area

• Advanced 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 program level data

• Thorough knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, clinical trial design, statistics, and regulatory/clinical development process required

• Demonstrated ability to establish strong scientific partnership with key stakeholders

• Demonstrated leadership and management skills with a documented track record of delivering high quality projects/submissions/trials in a global/matrix environment (including remote) in pharmaceutical or biotech industry

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 inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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Global Program Clinical Head - Nephrology **80-100%

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