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Head of Clinical Science

  • Location

    Los Angeles, California

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

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  • Salary:

    Experience Dependent

  • Contact:

    Marin Haugo

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Our client is a Pre-IPO Oncology Biotech based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, looking for a Head of Clinical Science.  The title of the role is experience-dependent and can be anything from Senior Director to VP of Clinical Science.  This well-funded company offers a competitive compensation package, as well as the opportunity to join on the ground floor.  This role is hybrid.

  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical trial design, planning, and execution
  • Create Clinical Development Plans for review/input from the head of development
  • Support regulatory filings
  • Support Business Development activities from a clinical development perspective


  • Proficient knowledge of oncology, GCP/ICH, drug development, study design, statistics, biomarkers, pharmacokinetics, clinical operations in order to lead clinical trials
  • Experience managing outsourced clinical studies (insourced or outsourced)
  • Demonstrated success as a clinical trialist working closely with/leading team of colleagues in medical, safety, statistics, biomarkers, clinical pharmacology, regulatory, and quality assurance
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, set priorities, handle multiple tasks and projects with a high degree of efficiency and comfort with ambiguity
  • Operate with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism in a fast-moving start-up environment
  • 10+ years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D, target discovery or similar in a biotech, pharmaceutical or similar company
  • Experience leading IND/CTA and NDA/BLA/MAA filings

Educational requirements

  • Degree in Life Sciences (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS, RN or other)
  • 5-10 years’ experience in clinical science, clinical research, clinical development or equivalent in oncology