Executive Director/Vice President Early Clinical Development (MD)

The role & responsibilities of the Executive Director/Vice President Early Clinical Development (MD)

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Executive Director/Vice President Early Clinical Development will have overall accountability for the development and implementation of small molecule clinical programs in the therapeutic areas of immunology/inflammation, oncology, and metabolic diseases at Nimbus.  We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, results-oriented individual with the creativity, resourcefulness, and flexibility to excel in a growing company.

The Executive Director/Vice President Early Clinical Development will:

  • Develop programmatic clinical strategy; oversee implementation of clinical programs in line with the clinical strategy and ensure patient safety and data integrity
  • Drive and/or oversee the design, execution, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical studies, both early and more advanced, in collaboration with R&D team members, in a matrixed and highly collaborative team environment
  • Serve as a Medical Monitor for early (clinical pharmacology, including first in human, DDI, proof of mechanism/concept) and/or more advanced clinical studies; may serve as Project Team Leader for clinical stage programs
  • Assess trade-offs and build alignment with team members to enable informed programmatic decision-making
  • Support development and implementation of program biomarker plans and ensure successful implementation at study site(s)
  • Lead/author clinical portions of regulatory submissions and responses to regulatory agency questions; as appropriate, serve as a company representative for regulatory interactions

The Qualifications We Are Seeking

  • M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. with 8+ years of relevant experience in biopharmaceutical industry, including significant small molecule drug development experience
  • Educational background in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., biology, biochemistry, immunology) and advanced degree(s), including as Doctor of Medicine and post-graduate medical or scientific training; specific therapeutic experience in immunology, oncology, and/or immuno-oncology
  • Prior experience as a functional leader (e.g., early clinical development, clinical pharmacology, experimental medicine); project team leadership and line management experience expected at the VP level
  • Broad understanding of biopharmaceutical drug development, including working knowledge of relevant ICH and GCP guidelines and regulations
  • Passion and proficiency in developing and nurturing key partnerships and collaborations with external parties, including investigators, KOLs, CROs, and the broader scientific community (including academia, governmental, or nonprofit organizations), as well as internal discovery and preclinical functions
  • Record of significant and successful contributions to regulatory submissions, including INDs/CTAs, and regulatory agency interactions
  • Experience managing collaborations with consultants, pharmaceutical partners, CROs, and other external organizations is desirable
  • Aptitude and interest in serving as a subject matter expert and mentor across the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience delivering effective presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences

A Snapshot of Nimbus

Nimbus is a ~40 person, biotechnology company located in the thriving biotech hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We transform drug development by integrating computational drug discovery techniques, a cutting-edge computational chemistry platform and other advanced technologies to design breakthrough medicines for patients.

We focus on promising targets in metabolic disease, oncology and inflammation. These include both emerging and well-validated targets that have proven intractable to others in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

Nimbus offers a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-focused work environment. The culture is intellectually stimulating, flexible and results-oriented.  Joining our team of 30+ people offers significant opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

We also offer a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, life, vacation, and employer 401K contribution ). Being part of Nimbus (a Nimbi, if you’re curious), allows you to become part of a small close-knit professional team that strives to bring out the best in each other by working hard and having fun together.

Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too. 

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