Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Reports to: Chief Medical Officer

FLSA Status: Part-Time

Location: Remote

Job Description

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Deputy CMO) 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. The Deputy CMO will report to and assist the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in leading the medical/scientific projects in I-ACT for Children’s portfolio. They will play a pivotal role in providing advice and guidance regarding pediatric product development, clinical trials strategy and planning, trials implementation and related matters. They 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. They will assist the CMO in leading a multi-disciplinary group of consultant scientists, physicians, ethicists, pharmacologists/pharmacists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other experts.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and assist the CMO in leading the organization to deliver scientifically sound, clinically relevant research plans and the execution of feasible clinical trials in all pediatric sub-specialties and across all pediatric sub-populations.
  • Educate stakeholders about best practices and society value in conducting pediatric research.
  • Facilitate communication and co-develop solutions to address unmet therapeutic needs in children.
  • Assist the CMO in overseeing FDA or other grant responsibilities as needed.
  • Assist the CMO in engaging with the Conect4Children, Japan Pediatric Trials Network, and other organizations to facilitate global intraoperability of pediatric drug development.
  • Assist the CMO in evaluating and developing innovative policies to improve and speed pediatric drug development.

Key Requirements and Work Experience

  • Experienced pediatric healthcare professional with a masters or doctorate degree or equivalent training, clinical experience and expertise in pediatrics.
  • Training, experience and expertise in pediatric drug and/or device development preferred.
  • More than 5 years’ experience in regulated clinical development and interventional clinical trials, including working effectively with regulators, IRBs, investigators and biopharmaceutical sponsors.
  • First-hand knowledge of US and international laws, regulations, policies and guidances with a particular focus on/expertise in those applicable to pediatrics and rare diseases.
  • An advocate, 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.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position will not manage direct reports.

Domestic and international travel:  <20%

Salary & Benefits

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

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