Reference Number: JO-2109-475555
Head of Drug Safety
Rate: £254,300 – 261,600
Job Type: Permanent
Location: United States

Head of Drug Safety World Class Biopharmaceutical Company
Location: San Diego or San Francisco Bay Area, California
Salary: $350,000 – $360,000
(Flexible banding depending on experience)
Benefits: Bonus, Equity, Medical Benefits & more

Cpl Physicians have been exclusively retained to support a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company currently leading the way in oncology development. With over $300M in funding, their novel platform/technology is allowing them to expand into new disease areas at a rapid rate. With a focus across Hematology & Solid Tumors the organization are seeking a Head of Drug Safety who has a scientific understanding in the Oncology space to work closely with the leadership team to strategize and build a large global safety function.

As the Head of Drug Safety, you will be responsible for line managing a small team and will immediately look to hire Medical Directors & Drug Safety Scientists in support of the ongoing early phase clinical trials. Working alongside the executive leadership team, this highly visible role needs a cross functional leader who has a proactive mindset and a background in building teams. You will be given a large amount of resources to aid this growth and have the ability to contribute to the wider clinical development strategy.

Building this team from the ground up is pivotal to the companys success and in your first year, will likely see the overall medical function almost double in size.

Responsibilities will include:
Will lead all clinical safety strategy and drug safety activities across the organizations Oncology portfolio
Leads the safety team in signal detection, signal evaluation, risk management and more
Direct line management of the drug safety organization including safety science and drug safety operations teams
Contributes medical judgment on complex safety issues and presents safety data at internal and external safety assessment committees
Responsible for establishing a robust process to fulfil regulatory safety reporting requirements
Managerial responsibilities include oversight and growth development of the drug safety team
Responsible for hiring and building the safety team, providing updates to the leadership team as to when these hires need to be made
Contribution to the broader clinical development strategy

Medical Degree (MD, MBBS, DO)
Extensive Drug Safety experience encompassing both early and late-stage development
Scientific understanding of Cell Therapies or various Oncology disease areas
Proven success in building and leading cross functional safety teams
Prior line management of both physicians and scientists
Familiar with global drug safety and regulatory landscapes including supporting IND & NDA filings
Excellent communication skills with a high level of intellectual curiosity

The successful candidate will receive an executive level basic salary with a benefits package to include the likes of a bonus scheme, stock options, 401k, medical, dental, vision plans, flexible PTO and more

Contact/How to learn more:
To find out more information or apply, contact Jacob Burrows via email

CPL Physicians is a specialist US based retained search and contingent staffing firm focusing exclusively on the recruitment of pharmaceutical physicians for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) and Regulatory Authorities.
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