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Clinical Development Associate Medical Director, Nephrology

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Job Description

General Summary:

The Associate Medical Director will serve as the Medical Lead for Vertex clinical trials in our APOL1-Mediated Kidney Disease Program, working with cross-functional multidisciplinary study teams on clinical trial strategy, design and execution and serving as the primary Medical Monitor responsible for monitoring the safety of enrolled subjects on assigned trials. This individual will work on multiple trials in Phases 1 through 3 and may also participate in selected projects in the Kidney clinical development program

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the development of Study Protocols, Investigator's Brochures, Clinical Development Plans and other key documents in conjunction with other line functions and with minimal guidance
  • Serves on cross-functional Study Execution Teams (SET) for assigned trials, working with other team members to achieve efficient, high-quality study execution
  • Participates in the preparation of regulatory documents in support of regulatory submissions, including clinical section of INDs and CTAs, IND safety reports and annual reports for assigned trials, responses to regulatory authorities and Ethics Committees/IRBs, and other documents as appropriate
  • Provides scientific and clinical input to study-related documents and analysis plans including informed consent forms, clinical research forms, statistical analysis plans, clinical pharmacology analysis plans, and clinical study reports
  • Acts as liaison between Clinical Development and other internal groups at Vertex (e.g., Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development Execution) for assigned studies
  • Represents Vertex to outside medical personnel in the development of clinical protocols, in study conduct, and in external reporting of study results
  • Performs other duties as assigned related to other aspects of Clinical Development

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-based matrix environment and to function independently as appropriate
  • Global clinical research experience and experience interacting with regulatory authorities is a plus
  • Working familiarity with analysis of research data, biostatistics, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, international standards for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), clinical study design, ethics committee/Institutional Review Board review, preparation of manuscripts, abstract/posters, and oral presentations, overall drug/device clinical development
  • Board certification/eligibility, as well as clinical training in a relevant medical specialty is highly desired

Education and Experience:

  • MD, DO or equivalent ex-US medical degree
  • 8 years of basic or clinical research experience in an academic or industry setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Flex Designation:

Hybrid-Eligible Or On-Site Eligible

Flex Eligibility Status:

In this Hybrid-Eligible role, you can choose to be designated as:
1. Hybrid: work remotely up to two days per week; or select
2. On-Site: work five days per week on-site with ad hoc flexibility.

Note: The Flex status for this position is subject to Vertex’s Policy on Flex @ Vertex Program and may be changed at any time.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com