Associate Director Clinician, Early Clinical Development (Non-MD)

Cambridge, Massachusetts; Groton, Connecticut
July 25 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The overall role of the Early Clinical Development (ECD) Clinician is to lead and coordinate the development of multiple studies for novel biological and small molecule therapies for first in man (FIH), proof of mechanism (POM), early signals of efficacy (ESOE) and proof of concept (POC) studies in a given therapeutic area. The ECD Clinician will participate as an individual contributor on clinical teams with Pfizer development operations, to meet enrollment and study delivery timelines. The ECD Clinician will work with other functional disciples as needed (e.g. Research Units, Biostatistics, Clinical Pharmacology, Precision Medicine, and Digital Medicine).

The individual will be involved with clinical drug development activities from FIH through POC. They will be a key member of clinical subteams to ensure collaboration and seamless connectivity between ECD, Research Units and Global Product Development.

  • Responsible for execution of clinical studies and delivering on innovative clinical study designs, safety assessment and interpretation of clinical study results
  • Supports execution for all post-FIH programs through proof of mechanism and proof-of concept
  • Serve as technical resource for clinical issues raised by internal and external collaborators, investigators, consultants and contractors
  • Support and assist in the development of publications, abstracts, and presentations
  • Sit on clinical subteams from FIH/POM/ESoE through POC trial completion to support clinical development implementation and contribution to key development milestones, e.g. start-up and delivery of ESoE and POC trials.
  • Support preparation of critical documents, including but not limited to clinical protocol, clinical development plan, investigator brochure, and regulatory documents.
  • Collaborate between the clinical team and ECD by maintaining open communications between the two groups and ensuring successful program completion.
  • Foster a transparent environment that encourages strong partnerships and mutual trust between teams, sub-teams, and therapeutic areas.


Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • Requires PhD, PharmD, MSc or BSc
  • Understanding of the biopharmaceutical environment and the drug development
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in drug development; experience in a clinician type role with a proven track record executing clinical studies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player with demonstrated ability to build consensus and thrive in a matrix team environment


Travel may be required (approximately 5-10% travel).

Other Job Details

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Eligible for Relocation Package

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