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Covance Medical Director - Oncology in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Executive Medical Director and/or Sr. Medical Director, the primary role of the incumbent will be to serve as a physician providing medical delivery services and subject matter and drug development expertise. He/She will be expected to be a key contributor to the medical strategy and execution of clinical programs. Furthermore, the Associate Medical Director will play a key role in client relations and business development representing Covance by Labcorp in proposals and industry meetings as needed. This is a remote home-based role with travel (US and Global) as needed.

Company Focus

  • Participates in process improvement activities across Company

Client Relationship & Business Development Activities

  • May partner with GCO to develop new and enhance existing client relationships where possible

  • May present medical/scientific capabilities to clients as a participant of a proposal team

  • Under direction of Supervisor, performs site/investigator feasibility, builds relationships with investigators to support optimal recruiting and conduct of trials

Therapeutic and Scientific Expertise

  • Serves as regional project physician (regional medical monitor) or lead physician (lead medical monitor)

  • Develops training modules and materials, and provides training in disease states and protocol specific requirements across the Company

  • Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of drug development and good clinical practice guidelines

  • Proactively identifies process and implementation issues/gaps needing attention/remediation, and manages their effective escalation and participates in the resolution.

  • Performs medical data review - Reviews laboratory values, adverse events, coding dictionaries and data tables, listings and figures as needed

  • Develops, reviews and revises protocols, case report forms, training materials, project specific tools, analysis plans design, clinical trial reports and new drug applications

  • Prepares materials for investigator meetings

  • Actively participates in investigator meetings

  • Provides medical/scientific expertise to project teams

  • Responsible for medical and safety monitoring on assigned projects

  • Interacts with inter-departmental and external consultants as appropriate

  • Participates in feasibility discussions relating to specific project proposals

  • Participates in project risk assessment activities


  • MD degree

  • MD with residency completion or equivalent post graduate training preferred


  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience

  • Knowledge of drug development and clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical/CRO industry in Oncology clinical development

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