(Associate) Medical Director / Clinical Scientist / Biopharma (Tokyo)

Posted 05 Apr 2024

Tokyo, Tokyo - Japan

Req Id 273393


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Position Title: (Associate) Medical Director/Clinical Scientist

Location: Tokyo

Department: GCD, Biopharma Japan

Report to: Medical Director

Direct report: 0



Act as a clinical representative in global project/regional team:

  • Provide medical/scientific input and drive/contribute to the creation of relevant clinical documents or parts thereof to ensure high quality of e.g. study concept sheets, study protocols and reports, Investigator Brochures, publications, etc.
  • Review and sign off all clinical documents related to the clinical studies (e.g. study protocols and study reports) within area of responsibility
  • Conduct medical monitoring for responsible project/study, if applicable
  • Oversees all medical scientific aspects of the trial and provides respective guidance to the trial team Oversee all aspects related to the scientific and medical risks in collaboration with the safety representative
  • Support the review, analysis and interpretation of study data
  • Support communication of study results as assigned
  • Propose clinical development strategies in Japan for assigned indication(s)/product(s) in order to establish its safety and efficacy and support registration in the shortest possible time in Japan for information on local medical environment
  • Develop Biomarker strategy in collaboration with the global biomarker team
  • Propose translational studies in collaboration with the global clinical lead and the biomarker team and facilitate the study.
  • Develop, support and/or prepare integrated development plans, submission/registration documents, publications, etc in collaboration with clinical and project team members for assigned indication(s)/product(s)
  • Liaise with (principal) investigators, health authorities, IEC/IRB, consultants, opinion/thought leaders and academic institutions within area of responsibility to deliver on key accountabilities.
  • Participate in cross-functional development project team activities to provide medical/scientific input into e.g. business plan, project strategy, in-/out-licensing activities and Due Diligence as assigned
  • Support business development activities by providing medical-scientific expertise for evaluation of in/out licensing opportunities as appropriate. Provide medical-scientific input to the biomarker strategy in alignment with respective interface functions
  • Propose clinical development strategies for assigned indication(s)/product(s) in order to establish its safety and efficacy and support registration in the shortest possible time worldwide
  • Provide medical input to regulatory development strategy and contribute to clinical sections of the Common Technical Document (CTD)



  • MD degree is required for the Medical Director position.
  • Ideally more than 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical companies, preferably with experience in clinical development. Pharma company experience is not mandatory.
  • High proficiency in English with native fluency in Japanese.
  • A robust scientific background is essential, requiring a minimum of a bachelor's degree in pharmacology, biology, or a related field, and preferably a Ph.D. for the Clinical Scientist position.
  • Capable of working collaboratively within a team.
  • Availability for discussions with colleagues based in Europe/US during evening-to-night calls.
  • Readiness to visit Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and investigators when necessary.


Recruiting contact: Fang Liu


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