• Associate Medical Director, Oncology

    Job Locations US-PA-Exton
    Posted Date 5 days ago(5/17/2018 5:01 PM)
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  • Overview

    Reporting to the Sr. Medical Director, Oncology, this role will have primary responsibility for new clinical trials with the Company’s primary clinical asset, IMO-2125. This role provides medical direction and high quality scientific and clinical knowledge to guide the strategy and execution of Idera’s clinical development plan. This role works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of studies conducted within Idera’s immuno-oncology portfolio to ensure the program meets the needs of patients and Idera’s business. This role will influence both internal and external audiences in a high impact, highly visible role as it actively contributes to the dynamic and innovative culture within Idera.



    • Implement the clinical vision through primary responsibility for one or more oncology studies of IMO-2125, including protocol design and writing, study start-up, initiation, execution, analysis and reporting.  Medical lead to cross-functional study teams, including medical and safety monitoring.  


    • Collaborate with your colleagues and provide clinical and drug development expertise to support development of the Idera portfolio.


    • Contribute clinical and drug development expertise to the long-range strategic clinical development plans for the program


    Key Attributes

    • Patient-focused, with deep commitment to understanding needs and improving the lives of patients and a passion for developing novel therapeutics
    • Motivated to work in a fast-paced, high accountability, small company environment. A "can do" and collegial professional who leads through influence and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated record of accomplishment in a compressed time frame; capable of prioritizing tasks and delivering on deadlines with high performance standards and attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully with multiple functions in a team environment.
    • Intellectually curious with courage to challenge and seek new ways to improve work
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data and develop written reports and presentations of those data
    • Strong critical, strategic, and analytical thinking skills

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • MD or equivalent with at least 5 years of experience in the conduct of oncology clinical trials, with meaningful and recent experience focused in immuno-oncology (board certification and licensure are not required)
    • Experience in all aspects of protocol conduct, both early and late phase, including protocol writing, start-up, study execution, analysis and reporting.
    • Experience in working closely with investigative sites, including principal investigators, sub-investigators, study coordinators and other site personnel involved in clinical trials.
    • Experience in pursing paths for expedited programs a plus, e.g.  Priority Review, Fast Track, Breakthrough designation and Accelerated Approval

    Key Interactions

    • Idera clinical development team
    • Idera research and discovery colleagues
    • Commercial/development partners
    • Study sites, vendors, and investigators
    • Key opinion leaders and consultants

    Other Job Requirements

    • Up to 25% travel


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