Medical Director - Cell Therapy

Job ID 2020-1626
Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco | US-Nationwide
Medical Director


Our Client is seeking a highly motivated Medical Director - Cell Therapy. The ideal candidate has deep understanding of immuno-oncology and is excited to bring new solutions to cell therapy clinical development and patient care. A record of accomplishments in heme-oncology and/or cell therapy, deep clinical knowledge and ability to build senior relationships is essential for success in this role. This position is based in South San Francisco, CA.


You will partner with internal and external leaders to shape Client's new best-in-class offerings in collaboration with some of the world’s leading biopharma scientists and developers. You will be a clinical strategist, helping to educate, prioritize, propose, and execute clinical studies to enable widespread clinical use of Client's cell therapy solutions to improve patient outcomes on a global basis. You will have primary responsibility for collaborations with top clinical centers running cell therapy studies.


The role is within the clinical organization, reporting directly to SVP of Medical Affairs, with a broad Client team to support your success, including Research & Development, Marketing, Business Development, Regulatory and Finance.



  • Act as a senior company representative interacting with external scientific and clinical leaders to create and execute clinical collaborations leading to improved patient outcomes
  • Function as the primary clinical resource to support Client's Cell Therapy portfolio
  • Design and execute strategies to implement clinical studies in Cell Therapy programs
  • Manage scientific and clinical advisory boards
  • Present at conferences, symposiums and meetings and leverage KOLS to present on Client's behalf
  • Coordinate with the Client's organization to ensure the proper resources are in place to support new clinical opportunities
  • Work closely with SVP of Medical Affairs and clinical operations, and Head of Cellular Therapy to review opportunities and provide proactive, regular reports on progress to goals



  • Passion for improving patient outcomes through optimized cell therapy development
  • Experience with care pathways in cell therapy
  • MD required; experience in cell therapy, molecular biology, and clinical research preferred; PhD a plus
  • Experience in establishing strong, collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholder functions (e.g. Business Development, Marketing, Regulatory, R&D) and external customers
  • Results oriented – has track record for delivering results, takes ownership and is accountable
  • Strong initiative, creativity, independence, sense of urgency, self-motivation, and time management skills
  • Comfortable presenting to and partnering with world-class collaborators to solve complex clinical challenges
  • A desire to work in a high growth and results-oriented team environment
  • Unrelenting intellectual curiosity
  • Travel may be required, both domestically and internationally, up to 30%
  • Languages: English


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