Senior Medical Director - Neurology

Alector, Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 5 months ago

At Alector, our mission is to develop therapies that empower the immune system to cure neurodegeneration. Our team is solely focused on developing cures for some of the most challenging diseases facing our society. We are supported in this mission by experienced and accomplished scientists and board members, leading healthcare investors and some of the most innovative pharma companies.

The Medical/Senior Medical Director will support one or more development programs involving drug candidates in Alzheimer's Disease, frontotemporal dementia or other neurodegenerative diseases. The initial focus will be in designing and executing clinical trials in early clinical development.

You will have to opportunity to be a leader across multiple early stage assets and/or therapeutic areas. Activities include responsibility for advancing priority clinical programs through study design and execution, development of Biomarker strategies, as well as interpretation of data from clinical studies. You will interact with multiple levels of management within Alector, key external partners in the medical and scientific community, along with global regulatory authorities. This role will report to the CMO.

The Medical/Senior Medical Director has the following responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for programs that integrate the individual's extensive knowledge in basic and clinical science, neurology disease areas with knowledge from the medical community around the world.

  • Execute an early stage development program in dementia or other diseases including PD or ALS.

  • Integrate the scientific rationale, regulatory and payor requirements, input and advice from medical and patient advocacy groups, product development plan, and commercial goals to build a solid strategic framework for the Clinical Development Plan (CDP).

  • Establish aggressive clinical development timelines, incorporating key decision points and Go/No Go criteria for each CDP.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with program counterparts in Commercial, Research, Regulatory, Biomarkers, Clinical Operations and Statistics.

  • As required, establish external collaborative relationships to augment Alector's capabilities in support of early-phase development programs

  • Contribute to the development of strategic initiatives and specified Business Development activities.

You will have the following mix of professional and personal characteristics:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in clinical research

  • Industry experience in clinical development preferred, but not strictly required

  • Deep understanding of basic science related to neurodegeneration and immunology

  • Capacity and willingness to work effectively across disease areas.

  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills as well as being able to perform effectively in a dynamic environment.

  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking.

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and excellent organizational skills.

  • The ability to lead directly and by influence, including strong problem solving, conflict resolution, and analytical skills.
    Education:

MD / PhD or DO credentials. Neurology training with subspecialization degenerative CNS disorders preferred.

At Alector, we believe that high-performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives and bring creative ideas to the table. We are committed to building an open, diverse, and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Alector is a phenomenal place to learn and experiment. If you excel in a dynamic environment where everyone is committed to finding a cure, where you'll drive growth, this is the role for you. There is no limit to how far you can go with us.

Benefits

While we've focused on what to look forward to during the first year and beyond, Day One is great, too: committed and driven colleagues, a bold and important company goal, state-of-the-art brand-new brightly-lit offices in the heart of the biotech area, competitive compensation and benefits. But these matter only if you're excited to build and own something great, and tackle these challenges with us. Come join us.


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