Medical Director : Interim / Permanent

Our client, based in the UK, is a small, AIM listed and ambitious speciality pharma company currently at a very exciting stage in its life.

Commercialisation of its first product in Europe has recently taken place, and its exciting product development pipeline comprises a number of products spanning Phases I, II and III here in Europe as well as in the US.

The need has emerged for a talented, motivated and experienced Medical Director to join the company in what is a critically important and senior role.

Reporting directly to the company’s CEO, the successful candidate will oversee and manage all clinical operations and regulatory development activities relating to all of its development programmes.  Specifically, a number of Phase 3 programmes for 2 products in Europe and the US, a separate product programme in the UK and a range of early stage pipeline programmes into the clinic.

The Medical Director will assume overall responsibility for the compliant execution of all clinical programmes in line with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and in accordance with the statutory requirements of the European and US regions in which the studies are being conducted.

The successful candidate will:-

  • Be medically qualified
  • Have an impressive track record of pharmaceutical clinical development across all phases
  • Derive enjoyment from, and have experience of working with what are currently termed speciality medicines
  • Quite possibly have big pharma experience, but will need to have a proven track record of being able to deliver when working in small companies
  • Have experience of working successfully with the key global regulatory authorities, cf. European and US
  • Be able to contribute significantly, alongside other senior colleagues, to the development and implementation of the overall company strategy
  • Be able to work remotely
  • Be an excellent communicator, both internally and to a range of important and external third parties.
  • Be able to represent the company at all times with professionalism and integrity. The Medical Director will be seen as one of the key external faces of the company.
  • Have line management experience

Ideally, the successful candidate will probably start work with the company in September or early Q4– either in an interim capacity (3-5 days /week) or in an immediate position of employment.  If interim, the hope is that the successful candidate would be receptive to the idea of a possible subsequent transition to a position of full-time employment.

This is an excellent opportunity in an outstanding company of real potential.

If this is of interest to you, please contact Geoff Newman of Interea International as soon as possible.  Phone 01844 – 202989 or email to

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