US-NJ, Global Program Medical Director - Neuroscience 188583BR-MZ
Global Program Medical Director - Neuroscience
East Hanover, NJ
USA Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
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The Global Program Medical Director (GPMD) is the global clinical leader responsible for the global scientific and medical strategy and accountable for the development and execution of the Clinical Development Plan (CDP) designed to support decision milestones, regulatory approval/market access, and budget targets for one or more treatment indications or programs, depending on the size, nature and complexity. The GPMD leads the Global Clinical Team (GCT), is a core member of the Global Program Team (GPT) representing Clinical Development, and together with Drug Safety and Epidemiology (DS&E) owns the risk benefit assessment of the program(s).
Accountable for excellence in the clinical strategy, development and execution of an endorsed CDP in line with the Target Product Profile (TPP) designed for successful global regulatory approval/market access for one or more treatment indications or programs, depending on the size, nature and complexity
Accountable for delivering high quality Clinical Trial Protocols (CTPs), the execution, acquisition and reporting of high quality data from clinical trials consistent with CDP and aligned to achieve the TPP for all Development clinical trials associated with the program
Accountable for creation of and giving critical input to clinical components of key documents (e.g., regulatory documents including maintenance of product licenses, registration dossiers, value dossiers, pharmacoeconomic dossiers) supporting registration, market access, and commercialization of the compound(s), and ensures the quality of all clinical documents produced by the GCT
Together with DS&E, responsible for ensuring continuous evaluation of drug safety profile, including the aspects of relevance to patients in clinical studies, as well as external stake holders (e.g., health authorities) and is a core member of the Safety Management Team (SMT)
Leads the GCT, represents Clinical at GPT and may serve as the NIBR Interface Representative at the clinical/project teams for early development of compounds assigned to the therapeutic area (TA)
Supports the Therapeutic Area Head (TAH) in leading the peer-review of CDPs and other clinical documents across various indications and programs and in driving excellence in clinical trial strategy, design, and execution. This includes CDP, protocol synopsis, CTP, CTP reviews, and development of disease/program clinical standards
Serves as clinical/medical expert and leader in interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, data monitoring boards, advisory boards, patient advocacy groups), internal stakeholders (e.g., Research, Translational Medicine, Global Medical Affairs (GMA), Marketing), and internal decision boards
Works closely with NIBR (Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research)/ Translational Medical Sciences) to drive transition of pre-PoC (Proof of Concept) projects to DDP (Development Decision Point) and BD&L (Business Development & Licensing) including target identification and due diligences together with other medical matters, as needed
Plans and executes publication and clinical communication strategy in coordination with Global Medical Affairs and Medical Writing
Ensures career development of other clinical colleagues through active participation in the performance management and talent planning processes. Provides on-boarding, training, and mentoring support and contributes to the performance evaluation of GCT members as appropriate
Responsible for medical/scientific training of relevant Novartis stakeholders on the disease area and compound/molecule. May serve as speaker for franchise medical/scientific training
Drives scenario development for Clinical Development to support decision analysis and optimal resource allocation in program. Supports team to manage, forecast, and allocate resources (FTEs and budget) for the clinical program as needed. Accountable for timely execution of clinical deliverables within approved budget
May serve on or lead global process improvement work streams, act as Subject Matter Experts for training or SOP development, and/or contributes to other Clinical Development line function initiatives
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MD or equivalent (preferred), PhD, or PharmD degree required. Specialization in a subspecialty may be required. Advanced clinical training/knowledge in medical/scientific area (neuroscience, neurology) required. Medical Board certification preferred for MD or equivalent; Clinical practice experience 4 years (including residency) preferred for MD or equivalent.
Fluent oral and written English
6 years (MD or equivalent)/ 10 years (PhD or PharmD) of involvement in clinical research or drug development in an industry environment spanning clinical activities in Phases 2 through 3
Advanced knowledge of assigned therapeutic area is desired, with the capability to innovate in clinical development study designs that provide relevant evidence to decision-makers, and to interpret, discuss and present clinical trial or section program level data
Demonstrated knowledge and application of statistical analysis methodology; can identify trends and interpret/report results effectively in compelling presentations
Demonstrated ability to establish strong scientific partnership with key stakeholders
Thorough knowledge of GCP, clinical trial design, statistics, and regulatory/clinical development process
Demonstrated leadership and management skills with a documented track record of delivering high quality projects/submissions/trials in a global/matrix environment (including remote) in pharmaceutical or biotech industry; 6 years people management experience required, this may include management in a matrix environment
Considerable organizational awareness including significant experience working cross-functionally and in global teams
Excellent communication skills, written and oral
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent negotiation and diplomatic skills, experience with submissions and health authorities required
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