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Chief Medical Officer

United States

Job Type

Full Time



About the Role

Our client is a global, award-winning, full-service contract research organization (CRO) that delivers the speed and agility that today’s small and midsized pharmaceutical and device companies desperately need. As the leader in oncology, neurology, nephrology, dermatology, and the rare and urgent disease market, the company sets new standards for speed, agility, and quality in patient enrolment, decentralized trials, and data transparency. Our client pride themselves in setting a new benchmark in speed and raising the bar in CRO quality.The company excels in overcoming common challenges faced during clinical studies, leveraging industry expertise, cutting-edge technology, and our deep commitment to clinical research. They enrol patients up toeight times quickerthan other CROs by optimizing patient-centric strategies, deploying local and global clinical trial recruitment solutions, and customizing individual enrolment plans for rare and urgent disease. Additionally, our client utilises cutting edge technology to enable clinical trials to remain agile, with remote monitoring and remote patient solutions, keeping pivotal trials moving forward and adapting to everyday challenges and unforeseen obstacles.


Purpose of the Role

The CMO will have a global impact by enhancing clinical trials and improving success rates for pivotal therapeutics, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for patients. The CMO will also play a critical role in shaping the direction and growth of the company by bringing their experience, knowledge and expertise to deliver fast, agile and ultimately successful clinical trials from design to implementation.

As the CMO, you will form a key and essential member of the executive team. You will provide your medical expertise and experience of clinical trials to ensure the company continue to grow their reputation as a CRO and deliver high quality services. You will work with and impact all aspects of the business, collaborating with stakeholders, client partners and potential future investors to drive the business forward and maintain the highest scientific standards. You will be responsible for the successful implementation, execution and monitoring of clinical trials, with a particular focus in Oncology.

Job Description

  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight for all medical aspects of clinical trials and research projects.

  • Collaborate with clients and internal teams to develop and implement comprehensive clinical development programs.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines throughout the research process to optimise speed and efficiency and minimise delays.

  • Lead the medical review and interpretation of study data, including safety and efficacy assessments.

  • Contribute to the design and execution of clinical protocols, study reports, and regulatory submissions.

  • Provide medical expertise and guidance to project teams, investigators, and study sites.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and investigators.

  • Drive the development and implementation of innovative approaches, technologies, and methodologies in clinical research.

  • Participate in business development activities, including client meetings and proposal development.

  • Mentor and develop the research team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, scientific advancements, and regulatory updates.

  • Contribute to the overall onward growth trajectory and strategic mission of the company

Person Specification

  • Strong academic background with a Medical degree (MD or equivalent) from an accredited institution; OR a PhD with significant relevant post-qualification clinical/therapeutic experience.

  • Experience in Oncology highly preferred, but rare disease or neurology background would be considered.

  • Evidence of high-impact publications

  • Significant experience in clinical research and drug development, preferably within a CRO, pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing clinical research programs, including managing teams

  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines (FDA desired)

  • Strong understanding of clinical trial design and management

  • Awareness of industry trends and a vision for the future of CROs

  • Experience of grant writing and/or fundraising

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.

  • Business acumen and experience in direct client relationship management

  • Proficiency in using clinical research systems and technologies.

Thank you for your consideration.

About the Company

Our client is comprised of a team of proven industry leaders who are at the forefront of clinical development. They are driven by their mission to facilitate the delivery of life-saving therapies to the patient’s bedside faster, cost-efficiently, and with fewer risks. This role provides the opportunity to join a truly all-star team within a fast-growing company that provides a caring and personal approach to each of their clients.

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