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.


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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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 and include the job title in the subject line. No recruiters please.