Medical Director

Position Title: Medical Director
Functional Area: Clinical Development
Job Type: Full Time
Required qualifications: MD with 5-8 years’ experience in clinical research or drug development. Specialization in oncology, hematology or internal medicine is a plus.

ABOUT VIRACTA THERAPEUTICS:

Viracta Therapeutics is private biotechnology company committed to advancing new medicines to benefit patients with viral-associated cancers and other serious diseases. Viracta’s proprietary platform is a highly targeted combination therapy approach for virus-associated malignancies. Our initial focus is on cancers associated with the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). We will also expand into additional applications to utilize this approach for a range of cancers and virus-associated diseases.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are currently seeking a full time Medical Director to join our experienced drug development team in Cardiff, CA. The Medical Director will be responsible for providing medical/disease area expertise into various aspects of the clinical development program, and for the timely execution of our clinical trials together with the clinical operations team. We are seeking a strong team player with excellent communication skills, and the ability to contribute to a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute scientific and strategic input to the development and execution of the clinical programs.
  • Build relationships within the clinical/scientific community and with external experts.
  • Provide clinical expertise to support other departments (e.g. for target evaluation, discovery, etc).
  • Develop clinical trial protocols, study reports and other documents.
  • Contribute medical /scientific input to clinical strategy and Regulatory documents (Investigator’s Brochure, IND annual report, Health Authority briefing books and submissions, etc).
  • Drive the execution of clinical trials with the clinical operations team (including selection of investigators/study sites, patient enrollment).
  • Maintain oversight of drug safety and safety monitoring in clinical trials.
  • Review and approval of study documents throughout the clinical trial course: feasibility questionnaires, pre-study/initiation/monitoring/close-out visit reports, statistical analysis plans, AE reconciliation reports, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Medicine, with 5-8 years’ experience in clinical research or drug development. Specialization in oncology, hematology or internal medicine is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, together with presentation and communication skills
  • Familiar with all aspects of the clinical development process.
  • Proven ability to interpret efficacy and safety data relating to assigned area.
  • Medical-Scientific writing skills.
  • Knowledge of GCP
  • Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills
  • Active, dynamic and a team player


Viracta Therapeutics offers an attractive salary and benefits package, including equity incentives. To apply, please submit your resume to humanresources@viracta.com and include the job title in the subject line. No recruiters please.