Title: Associate / Director, Clinical Development

Summary of Position:

To address Altimmune’s increasing clinical needs, the Company is seeking a Director, Clinical Development to drive the clinical research strategy across the portfolio of vaccine and drug candidates. The Director, Clinical Development will report to the CMO and will oversee the clinical development of Altimmune’s pipeline. S/he will be expected to ensure that all programs meet quality and safety standards required by the medical community and regulatory agencies. The Director, Clinical Development will be able to operate both at a high strategic level and execute at a tactical level with ease. The Director, Clinical Development will also play important roles in business development activities.

Summary of Essential Duties:

  1. Assist in the development of Altimunne’s clinical research strategy for product candidates across preclinical development, clinical research, manufacturing and regulatory affairs.
  2. Manage internal and external resources to ensure clinical research plans are executed on time and within budget.
  3. Develop clinical trial protocols, investigator brochures, and other documents required to conduct clinical trials.
  4. Oversee management of clinical trials including investigator selection, analysis of patient recruitment strategies, milestones, coordination of lab samples, data collection and analysis.
  5. Identify suitable clinical trial sites and develop effective working relationships with clinical investigators and thought leaders.
  6. Oversee safety, including the review of SAEs and safety data; ensure that sites and regulatory agencies are notified and all company and regulatory procedures are compliant.
  7. Manage CRO’s; including identifying suitable partners, defining CRO responsibilities, communication plan, divisions of responsibility, milestones, contracts, reviewing monthly status reports, and maintaining interactive management to ensure project success.
  8. Oversee regulatory filings, including drafting, editing and preparing of routine correspondence and sections of INDs, BLAs, NDA’s, Annual Reports, Amendments, Supplements, Orphan Drug Applications and other regulatory submissions.
  9. Oversee development and maintenance of clinical SOPs related to GCP activities.
  10. Ensures that all Altimmune’s drug and vaccine clinical programs are conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH guidelines and all applicable regulatory requirements.
  11. Provide expert opinion and due diligence research on business development opportunities.
  12. Represent Altimmune’s clinical and medical strategy to internal and external stakeholders including the Board of Directors and investors

Summary of required/desired knowledge, skills, and other abilities or attributes:

For this role you will need

  • Medical degree/MD
  • Minimum five (5) years in either clinical practice or relevant setting, clinical research experience
  • Minimum one (3) year in pharmaceutical industry (clinical research, pharmacovigilance, or Medical Affairs) or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable in medicine and pharmaceutical product safety
  • Experience applying medical knowledge to the interpretation of individual case review