The head of clinical development leads our clinical programs and acts as the study physician for Tigen sponsored studies. The ideal candidate will nurture a cross-functional team, closely interact with the technical development team, embrace the latest scientific thinking, and focus on both innovation and scientific rigor. This full-time talent will report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
Develop and implement the clinical strategy including indication selection, in collaboration with the CMO.
Spark creative ideas and challenge assumptions in our highly collaborative cross functional team.
Conceptualize, initiate, and execute all clinical drug development activities through completion of clinical proof-of-concept.
Develop and write clinical protocols.
Contribute to the development of our scientific goals, considering input from our active Board of Directors, CMO, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and internal and external scientific advisors & collaborators.
Keep us up to date with developments in clinical research methodologies and practices, and timely dissemination of this knowledge.
Contribute to the development of a robust and high-quality research portfolio.
Support business development and licensing activities.
Contribute to the regulatory strategy and act as a medical expert in interactions with health authorities, as a deputy to the CMO.
Support the CMO to present clinical trial results to stakeholders and at medical/scientific conferences.
Help us expand our internal and external KOL collaborations.
Support CMO on the GCP policy.
Must be comfortable to work in cross-functional teams, i.e. with academia, clinical, scientific, technical and commercial.
Anticipate trends and changes in the cell & gene ecosystem, build and coach the clinical development with a growth mindset.
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills in multicultural, multilingual environments, high ethical standards.
Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Be curious, take ownership and initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
Fluency in English. French and German would be an asset.
Experience and Education
MD or PhD in Immunology. Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related field.
A minimum of 10 years of pharma clinical development experience, prior experience in
Oncology/Hematology clinical development is preferred.
Experience in Cell & Gene Therapy is an added advantage.
Leading and managing complex/virtual networks of partners.
Experience in a small fast moving company environment or demonstrable ability to thrive in a similar environment is particularly welcomed.
Location and Travel Requirements
Tigen is headquartered in Lausanne.
Willingness to travel according to work schedule but not more then 50% of the work time.
Accommodating weekly 2-day-meetings in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Department: Clinical Development
Supervisor: Chief Medical Officer
Tigen is a Swiss clinical stage biotech company based in Lausanne in the field of cell therapies to cure cancer. A disruptive catalyst, combining a unique culture with a multidisciplinary set of world-class capabilities and a long-term perspective. With smart cells, Tigen accelerates the transfer of breakthrough science to patients and society.
Tigen Pharma SA
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