Associate Director Clinical Sciences

Geneva, Switzerland | Clinical Sciences | Full-time

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.

Over the past 21 years, MMV has worked with an extensive network of donors, private and public sector partners, experts and clinical centres in endemic countries to develop an outstanding portfolio of antimalarial projects.

We are currently seeking an Associate Director, Clinical Sciences to join the R&D department. The Associate Director, Clinical Sciences will provide clinical pharmacology/sciences expertise to the development of innovative medicines in the MMV portfolio to cure and protect vulnerable and under-served populations at risk of malaria.

The Associate Director, Clinical Sciences will:

  • Define the overall clinical development strategy and corresponding study designs that best deliver the data supporting the target product profile ensuring relevant internal and external expert function inputs on cross-functional project teams
  • Provide analysis of emerging study data and to recommend to the Project Director any needed changes to project strategy
  • Conduct study data review and interpretation to ensure data-driven recommendations to MMV management as part of the project team, e.g. for transition to next phase
  • Work closely with the counterpart from Pharmaceutical Partner on the joint clinical team to provide aligned recommendations and to support the Project Directors
  • Contribute to the development of clinical documents as required including clinical study protocols, investigator brochures and other regulatory documents
  • Present information internally and externally to multiple stakeholders
  • Work closely with clinical operations during study set-up, conduct and close-out activities, and act as clinical sciences subject matter expert to study sites

Education and experience:

  • PhD in the field of clinical pharmacology, biological sciences or PharmD degree
  • Minimum 5-8 years clinical scientist experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech industry, academia, or non-profit organizations
  • Experience in late stage drug development and field studies, particularly in infectious diseases would be an asset
  • Experience in drug combination development, medicines for pediatric population or pregnant women, would be an asset
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary team model in the work environment

Technical skills required:

  •  Expert knowledge of clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics
  • Familiarity with principles of biostatistics, epidemiology, PKPD modelling
  • Knowledge of regulatory authorities and global health bodies requirements
  • Knowledge of ICH Good Clinical Practice standards
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Proficient English (oral and written); French and/or Portuguese would be an asset

Behavioural skills required:

  •  Motivated and passionate about MMV’s Mission
  • Scientific leadership skills
  • Team player and a strong collaborator
  • Ability to influence and act as a role model for others
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Results-focused; with good project management, multi-tasking and organisational skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility, dedication, and follow through to completion
  • Willingness to travel, including endemic countries when appropriate

Start date: 15 March 2021

Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter giving reasons for their interest in the position before 31st December 2020.