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Medical Director - Therapeutic Expertise
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United Kingdom-Reading
United Kingdom
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As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 45+ such drugs.


At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.


At PRA, borders do not create boundaries.  PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals.  Our growing workforce is comprised of over 14,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community.


As the Medical Affairs department at PRA continues to expand, we continue to look for board certified Medical Directors to be office based in either Mannheim, Germany or Reading, UK. Currently we have an opening for candidates who have extensive experience in either:





Internal Medicine (infectious hepatitis – HBV, HCV, gastroenterology)

Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacovigilance (with a background in General Medicine / Internal Medicine)



If you have what it takes to join our established global Medical Affairs department - then we want to hear from you!


Working in a fast-paced, client-focused global environment, our Medical Directors play a pivotal role in our project teams and our company. Your medical expertise will be called upon throughout the entire lifecycle of a project including partnering with global Business Development for requests for information and attending bid defense meetings to raise our profile as the chosen partner for our clients for their projects.


The tasks will include:


  • Providing input into the creation of the protocol and other study-related documents
  • Participating in discussions with regulators, key opinion leaders, senior management and our clients
  • Delivering training to external project teams and PRA colleagues
  • Medical monitoring; reviewing medical data on the indication, inclusion / exclusion criteria and other medical issues to ensure our overall project deliverables are achieved
  • Sharing your vast medical expertise at investigator meetings, kick-off meetings, and client face-to-face meetings
  • Working closely with our Drug Safety teams to evaluate Serious Adverse Events and to develop Safety Management Plans, Pharmacovigilance Plans and Risk Management Plans


Successful candidates for the Medical Director role will be licensed physicians with a strong therapeutic background in a given field (board certification/clinical specialisation is required). A proven track record in industry (pharma or CRO environment) supported by clinical practice experience will ensure you have the skills necessary to succeed in this role. Familiarity with phase II/III clinical trial projects (either in industry or as an Investigator in the clinical/hospital setting) along with project management and leadership skills are required.


Strong communication skills in English and a genuine desire to contribute to drug development and patient wellbeing in a commercial environment are necessary.


Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. PRA will support annual medical registration including revalidation and appropriate postgraduate medical training. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.


PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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