VP/SVP, Clinical Development

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VP/SVP, Clinical Development

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer

Full Time

Rockville, MD

About I-ACT

The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children, www.iactc.org) is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded on the principle that children of all ages deserve innovative medical therapies that are developed with the same level of urgency and commitment afforded adults. Together with parents, patients, investigators, foundations, regulators, other government agencies, biopharmaceutical sponsors and children’s networks, I-ACT for Children  works to catalyze improvements in the quality and timely completion of global pediatric studies to address the gap in evidence for best use of therapeutics in children.


Job Description

The VP/SVP, Clinical Development will be a dynamic member of the senior medical/scientific leadership team and will provide medical (pediatric) and product development expertise to the organization, supporting the growth of the portfolio and establishing a more mature organization over time.  S/he will play a pivotal role in providing advice and guidance regarding pediatric product development, clinical trials strategy and planning, trials implementation and related matters.  S/he will be responsible for facilitating the rigorous scientific/medical evaluation of new and existing pediatric drugs, biologics and devices according to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with regulatory requirements.  S/he will lead a multi-disciplinary group of consultant scientists, physicians, ethicists, pharmacologists/pharmacists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other experts. The VP/SVP Clinical Development will serve as Director of medical/scientific projects in I-ACT for Children’s portfolio.


Key Requirements and Work Experience

  • Board certified pediatrician with >5 years clinical experience (pediatric specialty training preferred)
  • More than 5 years’ experience in regulated clinical development and interventional clinical trials, including working effectively with regulators, investigators, biopharmaceutical sponsors, etc.
  • First-hand knowledge of US and international regulatory requirements
  • Hard working, passionate and driven to achieve meaningful health outcomes for children
  • Prior high-level management experience; leading and working as member of teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of innovative trials methodology and state-of-the-art informatics
  • Ability to travel (domestic and international) periodically


Salary & Benefits

Commensurate with experience and aligned with U.S. benchmarked ranges for a research-based non-profit of this size and complexity.


How to Apply

Please submit a CV and letter of interest to info@iactc.org.


I-ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/ Women/ Individuals with Disabilities/ Protected Veterans.