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Chief Medical Officer

Alpharetta, GA, USA | Leading Pharmaceutical / Biotech Company

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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• The Chief Medical Officer will report directly to the CEO. The primary role of the CMO will be to provide leadership and direction for the medical division of Company

• Provide medical and scientific expertise regarding Diabetic Macular Edema. 

• Support the management team with medical expertise and contribute to the overall corporate strategy. 

• Develop and update the strategy for the clinical development plan (CDP) according to corporate strategy 

• Provide clinical and scientific input into Discovery Research and Early Development activities 

• Contribute to the development of robust development plans for each program, including providing content for clinical development and other sections, as needed 

• Identify and establish relationships with leading KOL’s and principal investigators, including organizing and running KOL meetings and Advisory Boards, as needed 

• Develop and update relevant parts of the Investigator’s Brochure (IB) 

• Contribute to and approve protocol synopses and protocols 

• Oversee clinical trials as medical expert 

• Contribute to the development of regulatory strategy and act as the medical expert in meetings with regulatory authorities 

• Ensure and support effective leadership and seamless collaboration across all areas of research


• Medical degree 

• Clinical experience as practicing physician, preferably in Ophthalmology

• Strong scientific research or clinical background in ophthalmology required. Experience in retinal disease states is an advantage 

• Experience with the pharmaceutical or biotech industry 

• Experience in pre-clinical and early/late clinical development 

• Experience in clinical trials, either as investigator or as industry medical representative 

• Experience with regulatory activities in US and EU, as well as direct experience with IND filing 

• Excellent oral and written communication skills with successful presentation capabilities


• Maintains deep scientific knowledge and attention to detail in designing and testing hypotheses and analyzing data 

• Builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization, across a diverse spectrum of people 

• Strong ability to command respect from KOLs with a high level of personal integrity. Gathers comprehensive information to support decision making. 

• Sets and develops strategies and works strategically to realize organizational goals. Identifies and develops positive and compelling visions of the organization’s future potential. 

• Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents, adapts to changing circumstances 

• Works productively in a high-pressure environment and balances the demands of work and personal life 

• Open minded; willing to learn and take on both “important” as well as “small” tasks and duties on different levels 

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