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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Medical Director (M/F)

  • Experience 6 to 10 years 10 years or more
  • Type of role Senior Management & CXO R&D, Science & Technology
  • Region Wallonia
  • Activity Medical devices

Contact Sarah Bodenghien
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+32 (0)470 11 49 92

More info on Vesale Bioscience

Vesale Bioscience, a Vesale Pharma spin-out, is dedicated to organizing the development, production and distribution of bacteriophages. Modern phage therapy is the most promising treatment against antiobiotic multiresistant bacterial (AMR) infections, one of the biggest global health challenges, referred to as “the next pandemic” by the WHO. AMR is expected to become the single largest death cause within the next quarter century, surpassing cancer.

Vesale Bioscience has developed "Inteliphage", a revolutionary automatic phagogram, IVD for a fast screening of phages. This equipment provides a diagnosis in three hours instead of the usual three days, allowing Vésale to recommend and deliver a personalized and highly effective treatment in record time, which is life-saving in many critical circumstances. In 2021, Vesale Bioscience received the BioFIT award for the most innovative life sciences start-up in Europe.

Vesale Bioscience has a close Research and Development collaboration in phage therapy with The Belgian Defense (Queen Astrid Military Hospital) and other major European Institutions. Find more information on https://phage.health

They are looking for that person who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team: Medical Director (M/F)


Responsibilities:

As a Medical Director, you are responsible for providing oversight for the clinical developments. You develop and execute the clinical plans for the Phage Therapy products. You also provide medical insights for the products testing and marketing strategy. Your main responsibilities are as follows :

  • You design and develop clinical plans and protocols in order to meet regulatory and disease strategy targets.
  • You closely work with team members, stakeholders, and governance bodies to translate protocol strategy into objectives and action plans.
  • You collaborate with Clinical Operations and designated CROs to execute the programs (e.g. lead study start up and database lock, perform data and coding reviews; draft/present clinical slides for Investigators Meeting, Advisory Boards and monitor training; review draft CRFs, etc.)
  • You provide clinical programs with clinical leadership and medical strategic input.
  • You participate to medical marketing, clinical development, and communication activities.
  • You ensure overall safety of the molecule, and support overall program safety reporting in collaboration with QA department.
  • You work with academic leaders/advisers to develop the clinical strategy.
  • You regularly report work and projects evolutions to the top management.

Profile:

  • Medical Doctor degree with a minimum of 5 years in phase I-III trials in the biotech industry.
  • You have a strong understanding of all phases of pharmaceutical drug product development, including clinical trial management, IND and NDA submissions, medical monitoring, GCP principles.
  • You show experience in collaboration with Clinical Operations, Research and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and other key stakeholders.
  • You are able to analyze, interpret and present scientific data and drug development programs.
  • You demonstrate proven leadership and management experience.
  • You are able to work within a multi-disciplinary team of peers and external experts.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You are flexible and can travel abroad.

Offer:

  • A challenging position within a high-potential biotech company.
  • The opportunity to take part in the development of robust modern solutions to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
  • An attractive compensation package in line with the position’s responsibilities and your experience.

Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.

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