Medical Director (MD)

Job Location(s) IN | IN-Bangalore | IN-Mumbai
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Job Overview

- Participates in process improvement activities across Company
- Contributes or may lead the development of Company policies and processes involving medical, safety and therapeutics
- Identifies potential areas for improvement in departmental processes
- Partners with Global Clinical Operations to develop new, and enhance existing, client relationships
- Provides leadership and presents medical/scientific capabilities to clients as a participant of a proposal team
- Leverages known, and builds new, relationships with investigators/sites to perform site/investigator feasibility and support optimal recruiting and conduct of trials
- Presents or serves on panels to represent the company at conferences and scientific meetings
- Supports and participates in the recruitment process for department positions
- May provide mentoring to and be responsible for the oversight, career development and evaluation of Clinical Research Physicians, Associate Medical Directors and Medical Directors
- Involved in the assignment of projects and specific duties to direct reports
- Responsible for administration and/or delegation of activities of his/her direct reports
- Provides leadership to junior staff within the TA
- Leads initiatives that impact the TA and involves physicians within the TA and across the TA
- May contribute to vision and strategy/direction for the TA
- According to the scope of work, serves as Global Lead Project Physician or as Program Level Physician across multiple indications for a company
- Develops training modules and materials as required, and provides training in disease areas and protocol specific requirements across the company
- Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of drug development and good clinical practice guidelines
- Oversight and review of escalated issues/gaps and proposals for process improvement and initiatives
- Performs medical data review; reviews laboratory values, adverse events, coding dictionaries and data tables, listings and figures as needed
- Provides input, review and revision of protocols, case report forms, training materials, project specific tools, analysis plans design, clinical trial reports and new drug applications
- Prepares materials for investigator meetings
- Actively participates in investigator meetings
- Provides medical/scientific expertise to project teams
- Responsible for medical and safety monitoring on assigned projects
- Interacts with inter-departmental and external consultants as appropriate
- Participates in feasibility discussions relating to specific project proposals
- Participates in project risk assessment activities
- Provides out of hours medical cover as required
- Assists when needed with data safety monitoring board activities
- Provides Clinical and medical expertise to other Covance departments
- Provides evaluation and oversight of medical data review performed by central medical data reviewers
- Reviews and/or assists with medical monitoring scope of work/hours and budget discussions as required for new proposals and assigned studies
- Provides oversight of Project and Medical Management to ensure timelines and quality of medical deliverables and assigns physician resources as required
- Maintains subject matter expertise through ongoing continuing medical education (CME) or clinical work as well as attendance at relevant conference/meetings
- Provides subject matter and drug development expertise and is a key contributor to the medical strategy and execution of the study/program for the client
- Contributes to the scientific strategic leadership for a given TA
- Performs other duties as required by the department


Minimum Required:
- MD Degree
- Professional degree/designations/certifications/licenses legally required: MD
- Relevant sub specialty fellowship training and history of board certification which can
- be a substitute for the board certification specialization, as appropriate


The Medical Director based in India needs to cover different therapeutic areas.
A broader experience in general medicine / internal medicine is required as a minimum. Further subspecializations (respiratory, gastroenterology, haematology) are appreciated.


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