225 - Senior Medical Director

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Posted: 28/06/2022 15:55
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cambridge, UK
Level: Management
Deadline: 28/09/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: Excellent Range
Job Type: Permanent

Based in U.K or France and reporting to the CMO, we have an exciting opportunity for you as a Senior Medical Director to join our Clinical Team, delivering leadership to F-stars’ clinical stage programs and supporting the pre-clinical strategy. This role will also be responsible for developing medical plans for F-stars’ clinical portfolio that respond to the evolving clinical data landscape.

Our agile working opportunities gives you flexibility to work from home with frequent visits to our headquarters in Cambridge, U.K.


  • In collaboration with the Project Leader, you will determine the Targets Product profile and the clinical development plan
  • Oversee and support in the production of clinical trial synopsis and work with clinical scientists or clinical project managers to turn these into clinical study protocols
  • Represent Clinical Development in decision-making forums and bring strategic thinking to high level discussions.
  • Build strong networks with KOLs and thought leaders in the US and in Europe in the immuno-oncology field
  • Serve as the Medical Monitor on clinical trials
  • Ensure the safety of study participants, adherence to the study protocol, scientific rigor, and compliance with all applicable Health Authority regulations, as well as design and implement safety monitoring plans for such clinical trials
  • Capable of analysing and interpreting data, identifying trends and signals, and synthesizing key learnings to impact subsequent phases of clinical development as well as to shape the translational medicine plans so they are complementary to the clinical development plans
  • Identify and communicate to the wider team and senior management where applicable, study issues that may impact data quality, budget, resources and timelines
  • Interact directly with investigators and other key site staff and able to handle a broad range of issues including (but not limited to) overall site performance, study conduct and compliance, clinical queries from study sites, scientific engagement, and investigator relationships


You’ll have an entrepreneurial, self-driven mindset with the ability to bring creative solutions to challenges. You’ll be flexible and innovative and able to deal effectively with ambiguity.

With strong personal values and highest level of integrity and ethics, you’ll also demonstrate maturity and sound judgement. You’ll be a swift action taker who’s decisive and makes informed decisions.

Being hands-on and pragmatic is essential, and you’ll also be able to influence at a strategic level across our matrix structure through strong relationships and effective collaborative skills. You’ll also have excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills with an ability to work off your own initiative or as part of a cross-functional team be it in person or virtually.

You’ll possess vision, global awareness, sensitivity, and work effectively across cultures.


  • A Medical Doctor degree is required
  • Significant experience in clinical oncology in pharmaceutical industry
  • Good understanding of the immuno-oncology field is essential.
  • Understanding of EU, UK, FDA and other regulatory requirements that may impact global clinical studies
  • Thorough knowledge and application of GCP and ICH guidelines, current EU, UK, FDA and other regulatory requirements for clinical trial management
  • Previous experience contributing to IND/CTA’s
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities cross studies and programs
  • Experience working within industry or a biotech environment is preferable


We get things done, we keep things simple, and we’re driven by the science. We’re ambitious so we work hard to create an environment where we can take smart risks. We want to be innovative so encourage debate and collaboration to challenge the usual way of doing things. We love our celebrations, socialising and perks, which make F-star a fun and diverse place to work.  And most of all, everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.


  • Pension
  • Long Term Incentives
  • Medical Insurance and benefits
  • Life assurance
  • Paid holiday
  • Travel insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption pay
  • Agile working opportunities

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This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. F-star is proud to fully embrace agile working which gives you options in how, where and when you get your work done, including flexible working hours and home working.

This is a remote role to be based in the U.K or France.  Our laboratories and office space are based on the Babraham Research Campus, South Cambridgeshire. This role will require some travel to our Cambridge offices as well as international travel.


If you feel this role is right for you, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.f-star.com/about/careers/ and upload your CV for us to view. Those that shine brightest will be contacted to discuss the role further, however, we aim to get back to everyone with a response either way.

We may choose to close the role sooner than the application closing date depending on volume of candidates and so we encourage early applications.

If, along the way, you experience any difficulties with applying via our website, please email HR@f-star.com.

We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

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