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Medical Director - Biotech

Job description

On behalf of an innovative biotech, we are looking for a Medical Director, reporting directly to the VP Medical Affairs Europe.


The Medical Director will provide medical leadership in the italian country as local subject-matter expert in assigned therapeutic area, and he/she will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the medical strategy and tactics.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop the country medical operational plan and ensure execution
  • Support development of Study Protocols, Life Cycle Management Plans and other key study documents in conjunction with other line functions and with limited guidance
  • Responsible for medical interpretation of data (clinical trials, registries, published literature, etc.) for in-development and/or marketed compounds
  • Provide scientific and clinical input to study-related documents and analysis plans
  • Work with the Global Communications team to develop and execute aligned strategies/tactics for maximizing our scientific communication efforts
  • Align Global Medical Affairs objectives with those of Clinical Development and Commercial operations to ensure programs meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Lead and participate in Regional Medical and Scientific forums (i.e. advisory boards and educational) that involve scientific leaders

 Ideal candidate profile

  • Matrix team experience with opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Exposure to regional medical and commercial management
  • Involvement in region-wide trials and product or TA-related project
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical business
  • Skilled in working in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with external experts within TA
  • Familiarity with clinical trial processes across different phases of development and resolving clinical trial-related issues


  • Clinical research experience in an academic or industrial setting, with experience in analysis of research data and publications; working knowledge of biostatistics; working knowledge of GCP, scientific and clinical research methods and clinical study design, regulatory requirements for clinical studies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; high-level negotiation skills
  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-pace and evolving environment

 Education and Experience

  • Medical doctor (physician) with experience in specific Therapeutic Area or with a broad medical background developmental value
  • Relevant pharmaceutical or related industry experience (5+ years)
  • Experience in Medical Affairs within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Good understanding of global Medical, Regulatory and Commercial environments
  • Possess understanding of government and industry guidelines, regulations, laws, etc., for appropriate scientific/medical exchange and communication with customers

 Working Conditions

  • Location: Lombardy, (Office/Field) based position
  • Travel: Up to approximately 30% travel required


North Italy



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