Vice President of Asset Management, Oncology

San Diego, CA

  • Provides pre-clinical and clinical trial expertise related to the Samumed oncology pipeline.
  • Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, works with cross-functional teams to help ensure that the Oncology development strategies are aligned with broader corporate and patient needs.
  • This position is based in Samumed’s headquarters in San Diego.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting Executive Processes and the Oncology Portfolio via support of the CMO and CSO
  • Assists in molecule prioritization and indication prioritization for each program
  • Maintains program timelines and deliverables from project initiation to POC and beyond
  • Troubleshoots obstacles in the product development continuum
  • Along with other Oncology Leadership, develops operational and clinical strategies and directs staff on execution
  • Helps manage Internal and External interfaces for the group
    • Serves as interface between Discovery/Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (publication planning, Investigator sponsored trials/collaborations, etc.)
    • Serves as interface with Discovery Research assuring pre-clinical programs align with the clinical plan
    • Participates in interface/outreach for competitive intelligence
    • Participates in interface between Clinical Development and BD activities
  • Helps manage strategic planning and goals for clinical and discovery programs
  • Supports development of process infrastructure
    • Governance
    • Team and Subteam structure
  • Also supports and participates in the following activities from the clinical leadership team:
    • Clinical Pharmacology
      • Best Practices in Clinical Pharmacology
    • Clinical Operations
      • Optimizing CRO management and execution
      • Updating Department SOPs
    • Biomarker Sciences
      • Design and Implementation of Biomarker Template and Plans
      • Evaluation and Updating Biomarker Tracking Process
      • Addressing storage of biomarker samples
    • Clinical Development
      • Design of Dose Level Review Meeting Platform
      • Updating Data Review Process
      • Designing Pediatric Approach and Planning
      • Updating and Implementing New Protocol Templates and IBs

Corporate Commitments

  • Demonstrates commitment and support for company goals, objectives and procedures.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and adherence to moral, ethical and quality principles.
  • Complies with applicable regulations, GCP and corporate policies and procedures.

Industry Skills and Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of industry experience, 10 years within Oncology Drug Development
  • Early Discovery and Clinical Development experience required
  • PhD in related Science
  • Track record of success in leadership positions in large and small pharma
  • Track record of participating and moving molecules from discovery through First in Human testing

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