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Head of Rare Cardiology (MD) Clinical Research

Cambridge, MA 02139
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Pfizer Rare Disease is pursuing a number of rare cardiomyopathic indications following the recent approval of Tafamadis (Vyndaqel) in TTR cardiomyopathy. 1 clinical and 2 preclinical programs in multiple pharmacological modalities have already been established and are progressing in development. The Rare Disease Research Unit is keen to identify an creative, innovative research focused cardiologist with significant experience in rare cardiomyopathy genetics, clinical care or in experimental cardiology (imaging, exercise physiology, clinical trial endpoint development). Although industry experience would be preferred, it may not be essential for the right candidate, for whom training may be provided.

+ To guide drug discovery and to lead the early clinical development of rare cardiology programs in monogenic cardiomyopathies

+ To extend and build the current rare disease cardiology portfolio through new project initiation, inlicensing and efficient progression of current programs

+ Responsible for the guidance of discovery teams in rare cardiology regarding indication selection, population identification, and target selection

+ Responsible for the formulation of clinical development plans at candidate selection

+ Responsible for the early clinical development of rare cardiology projects - conception and leadership of clinical strategy for Rare cardiology projects.

+ Partner with colleagues in clinical pharmacology, statistics, digital and precision medicine to optimize innovative plans for compound and efficacy evaluation.

+ Responsible for the development of natural history, biomarker, and translational strategies for rare cardiology

+ Build, develop, and lead a motivated and engaged team of line and matrixed clinicians who are responsible for the day-to-day design and execution of rare cardiology clinical programs

+ Provide oversight or the rare cardiology clinical team, including:

+ Lead preparation of clinical sections of all relevant regulatory filings (IND, study reports, NDA/BLA, etc)

+ Oversee management of studies and serve as expert on clinical and medical issues

+ Oversee review of study data, sometimes including safety monitoring and SAE reporting

+ Oversee writing of final study reports and preparation of documents for submission

+ Lead interactions with business unit and commercial colleagues with regard to clinical elements of progression agreements into late stage development including definition of POM/POC success criteria

+ Interact with key opinion leaders and clinician scientists to ensure implementation of latest clinical thinking and guidelines into clinical development plans

+ Serve as medical and technical resource for clinical issues raised by internal and external collaborators, investigators, consultants and contractors relevant to Rare cardiology programs

+ Represent the company at scientific meetings and presentations, interactions with rare cardiology disease foundations and PAGs

+ Assist in the development of publications, abstracts, and presentations

+ Support business development activities as needed, including due diligence activities


+ A clear working knowledge of the clinical development process

+ A proven track record of scientific and operational success within a large matrixed environment

+ Excellent understanding of pathophysiology, clinical phenotype and genetics of rare cardiomyopathies

+ Demonstrated ability to formulate research and development plans

+ Clinical background in industry or academia, in Cardiology

+ Full grasp of the clinical development process

+ Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

+ Ability to interface with senior management and enhance the credibility of the rare disease unit

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills


+ MD or equivalent medical qualification (MD, PhD preferred)

+ Deep understanding of the biopharma environment and the drug development process; 5+ years of relevant experience in drug development with proven track record of success in executing development programs to completion

+ Strong interpersonal skills and expert team player with demonstrated ability to build consensus and drive change across all levels of the organization, including senior management

**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.**

**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

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Posted: 2020-02-07 Expires: 2020-04-09

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