Sr. Medical Director, CNS Imaging

Junto HLS is working directly with Medical Leadership at a Top 20 pharma to recruit a Senior Medical Director, CNS Imaging.

Position Overview:

      • Required – MD/PhD or MD
      • Provides strategic and technical input to imaging biomarker development and implementation for both preclinical research and early clinical development projects with assigned TA
      • Leading imaging biomarker work across all TAs, with particular focus on exploring novel and established imaging technologies (incl. PET and MRI)
      • Establishes network of external imaging centers to assist team in conducting imaging studies
      • Work collaboratively and facilitate a cross functional group of MD and PhD’s and operational staff in order to efficiently and effectively enable the conduct of imaging studies across technological platforms, and geography
      • Build and maintain key stakeholder relationships with translational research into early clinical development
      • Represent Imaging on Global Project Teams (GPTs), Translational (TSTs) and Clinical Sub-Teams (CSTs) to support imaging strategies and implementation plans
      • Provide imaging expertise to early development working groups that support the development and execution of biomarker and personalized medicine strategy and implementation plan
      • Support Imaging leadership in representing company at imaging consortia, alliances, and collaborations
      • Partner with clinical operations, quality, procurement, and contracting groups to support study team implementation of imaging studies
      • Guide discovery scientists in building translation research plans to translate preclinical imaging modalities into clinical research
      • Partners with Translational Biomarker Research, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, and other functions as appropriate to support the biomarker plan, and ensures that clinical imaging biomarker plan is supported by translational research data
      • Advises and consults on both preclinical and clinical imaging studies
      • Ensure that clinical imaging biomarkers results support data-driven clinical ePOC (early Proof of Concept) go/no-go decisions
      • Contributes to developing and testing companion diagnostics (CDx) strategy for later stage implementation
      • Evaluate cutting edge novel Imaging technologies
      • As an in house Imaging expert will work across all phases of development. Will work with clinical development teams plus other advanced technology groups and preclinical development teams to optimally devise and implement imaging biomarkers in drug development plans and clinical studies
      • Provide advice and recommendations to development teams about the appropriateness, utility, feasibility, limitations and benefits of various imaging techniques for use in POM/POC, profiling, registration trials
      • Ensure the proper implementation of imaging in clinical trials by scientific guidance on choice of imaging core lab and external imaging collaborators, by input into study protocols and imaging -specific trial documents, and by oversight of imaging -component conduct and imaging deliverables
      • Contribute to Imaging group maintaining a state of the art knowledge of clinical, technical and scientific imaging advances and assess these advances for their potential value in lean and efficient clinical studies including Proof of Mechanism and Concept studies
      • Serving as a knowledgeable company representative on imaging issues to external imaging experts, imaging biomarker activities and consortia
      • Contribute to developing external relationships with key academic imaging centers , imaging diagnostics companies and imaging CROs


    • Greater Boston, MA

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