Boston-Cambridge Careers Healthcare & Life Sciences Physicians

Chief Medical Officer – Hematology / Oncology

Seeking a creative translational medicine expert to develop and execute the clinical research and development plan for the company. This key position with be responsible for evaluating the current Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation landscape and building the translational science strategy for novel drug development programs. The successful candidate will identify and develop relationships with key opinion leaders, patient advocacy groups, academic institutes and hospitals to integrate novel advances in transplantation research into the drug development process and clinic.


  • Lead the clinical development strategy and be accountable for the execution of the translational medicine effort within the company
  • Collaborate closely with internal research team to integrate translational research into research, development and clinical strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships and serve as the main medical liaison with key opinion leaders and Principal Investigators
  • Lead internal and external team members, vendors and consultants to develop an IND package, as well as review and evaluate pre-clinical safety data for submission
  • Be responsible for the clinical content of all clinical and regulatory documents, including protocols, INDs, CTAs, investigator brochures, CRF’s, annual IND reports, CSR’s, ISS’s, ISE’s, and clinical expert reports
  • Organize and present at relevant clinical advisory boards, DMC’s and medical/scientific meetings
  • Support the business development process by providing medical expertise for in- or out-licensing, partnering and acquisition activities
  • Travel, as needed, nationally and internationally


  • Candidate must possess an MD with research experience or an MD / PhD, as well as a fellowship in Hematology/ Oncology or related areas
  • The ideal candidate will have several years of clinical experience in stem cell transplantation within academic medical, pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology sectors
  • Extensive experience in translational or clinical research related to drug development is required: biotech/ pharma experience favorably considered
  • Experience with developing regulatory strategy, including experience with IND-enabling, Phase I and Phase II studies preferred
  • Broad therapeutic area and target class expertise and experience in one of the following; Hematology/ Oncology, Auto-immunity and/ or Hematological Rare Genetic Diseases
  • Ability to identify and build relationships with thought leaders and leading clinical centers
  • Strong academic record with high quality peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate research productivity and the ability to perform cutting edge research in stem cell biology/transplantation and/or gene therapy
  • Effective communications (verbal & written) and presentation skills are essential


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