Shire Global Development Clinical Lead in Lexington, Massachusetts


  • Provide expert medical advice to the project teams for the development of Phase I-IV development programs. Provide medical input into development of the Target Product Profile (TPP).

  • Lead/participate as needed in investigator meetings, advisory committee, and scientific meetings. Participate/present at regulatory meetings as needed as Clinical Lead.

  • Responsibilities will include design and supervision of Shire sponsored clinical trials and medical interpretation of data analyses. Review and input into documents (such as protocols, CRFs, Statistical Analysis Plans, CSRs) to ensure scientific and medical accuracy. Responsibilities may include post marketing commitments and life cycle management initiatives.

  • Co-lead product safety review committees (SRT) as appropriate.

  • Develop and demonstrate expertise in data review and interpretation to deliver meaningful efficacy and safety conclusions.

  • Preparation of clinical documents including sections for submission to regulatory authorities (meeting packages, Investigational Drug Applications (IND/CTA), NDAs, clinical components of other regulatory packages).

  • Contribute to scientific publications, provide consultation on medical subjects to investigators and other company personnel, establish rapport with site personnel, external authors and key opinion leaders and searching and analyzing medical literature.

  • Remain up to date with current information on pharmaceutical regulations, guidelines and practices and therapeutic area knowledge.

  • Design, author, and implement clinical development plans; contribute to preparation of product and therapeutic area related strategy documents.

  • Represent clinical development in due diligences and other assessments of external opportunities.

Education & Experience Requirements

MD required, preferably with at least 5 years experience in Clinical Research in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry (medical oversight and conduct of Phase II-IVclinical trials). Experience in Pulmonary Medicine is preferred, but not required.

Other Requirements

Domestic and international travel (up to 20%) is required.

Availability to participate in early or late meetings/teleconferences if required.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.