Medical Director - Rare Diseases

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Match criteria
  • Noord-Holland
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  • Zuid-Holland
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  • Utrecht
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  • Landelijk
Gewenst aantal uren
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • MSc
  • Scientific Management
  • Vast

What are your responsibilities?

  • Oversee medical monitoring activities during clinical trials, including safety reviews, adverse event management, and protocol deviations.
  • Lead the development and execution of one or more clinical development plans for rare disease programs, including protocol design, study conduct, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Provide medical and scientific expertise to cross-functional teams, including Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and Biostatistics, to ensure successful execution of clinical trials.
  • Collaborate with key opinion leaders and investigators to drive scientific discussions and ensure the clinical relevance of study endpoints.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of external vendors, including clinical research organizations (CROs), central laboratories, and imaging vendors.
  • Contribute to the preparation of regulatory submissions, including MAA / BLA filings in EU and/or US.
  • Stay abreast of scientific literature, competitor landscape, and regulatory guidelines related to rare diseases to inform clinical development strategies.
  • Serve as a medical expert internally and externally, including representing the company at scientific conferences, advisory boards, and regulatory meetings.

What do we look for in a Medical Director - Rare Diseases?

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Medical Director to join the international Clinical Development team. You play a key role in medical monitoring, as well as designing and implementing strategies for the different clinical development programs.


  • Medical degree (MD or equivalent) with board certification in a relevant therapeutic area, e.g. neurosciences or immunology
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in clinical development within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Experience in the rare disease area is a big plus!
  • Strong understanding of clinical trial design, execution, and regulatory requirements, preferably including knowledge of orphan drug development pathways.
  • Proven track record of leading successful clinical development programs from Phase I through Phase III, including experience with regulatory submissions and interactions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a multicultural and evolving work environment, with a proactive and solutions-oriented approach.

This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of patients while contributing to the advancement of cutting-edge treatments.

What can you expect from the company?

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing treatments and improving the lives of patients with rare diseases. With a strong commitment to innovation and patient-centricity, we strive to bring transformative therapies to market to address unmet medical needs.

Salary and benefits Medical Director - Rare Diseases

Our client offers an excellent remuneration package, which is subject to negotiation based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

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