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Clinical Science Leader - Switzerland  

Novimmune (company)


Posted on : 17 January 2017

Project Description

About Us:
  • We are a drug discovery company that focuses on developing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for inflammatory diseases & immune-related disorders. 
  • The pipeline is a balance of preclinical and clinical compounds, specific for clinically validated and novel targets. 
  • Each of these portfolio products has the potential of becoming a medicine for multiple medical conditions due to the intrinsic mechanism of action. 
  • Five of these compounds are currently in early clinical development with the three most advanced in clinical Phase II. 
  • The company has also been purposefully targeting a number of orphan drug indications, with the express hope of eventually providing safe and effective treatment options to some of the often neglected populations suffering from rare diseases.
  • We are seeking a Clinical Science Leader to lead the clinical development strategy for a drug candidate or one (or more) of its indications who will report to the Head of Emapalumab Clinical Development.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement the overall clinical development strategy for a drug candidate or one (or more) of its indications. 
  • Perform clinical review and interpretation of data. 
  • Contribute to the assessment of the benefit/risk profile of the drug candidate. 
  • Lead the preparation of scientific documents, study protocol, investigator brochure, publications, and regulatory documentation. 
  • Be a core member of the Project Team and the Clinical Development representative with other functions and departments as required.  

Skills and competencies:
  • MD (preferred) or PhD in life sciences with at least 8 years of professional experience in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry environment. 
  • Previous experience in the development of monoclonal antibodies. 
  • A background in immunology, paediatrics and/or rare disease would be an advantage. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Willing to be part of interdisciplinary teams with spirit of initiative and proactivity. 
  • Excellence in written and spoken English. 
  • Swiss resident or EU national.