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(Senior) Medical Director - Gastrointestinal - Talent Pool

United Kingdom
Start date
10 Jun 2024
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

Parexel is in the business of improving the world’s health. We do this by providing a suite of biopharmaceutical services that help clients across the globe transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, our therapeutic, technical, and functional ability is underpinned by a deep conviction in what we do. We believe in our values; Patients First, Quality, Respect, Empowerment & Accountability.

We are going to be hiring a Medical Director/Senior Medical Director in a few months so are beginning to talent pool in preparation. The role can be based remotely in the UK or select EMEA locations.

Must have completed gastroenterology specialty training to be considered for the role.

The Medical Director is a medical expert with specialized therapeutic expertise and some experience across indications, clients and drug development. They initiate and maintain medical and consultative relationships with clients, consult on early engagement and pre-award efforts and serve as a medical monitor for contracted projects. The Medical Director may take on leadership roles by participating in initiatives, mentoring junior MDs and/or, where appropriate, managing a team of physicians.


Project Execution: Medical Monitoring Delivery & PV Support
  • Independently deliver all medical support required for successful delivery of the projects according to contracted agreement with the sponsor (i.e., tasks and time per task contracted) and according to the assigned role (Global Lead Physician or Regional Lead Physician)
  • Participate actively in study planning with feasibility leaders, solution consultants
  • Participate in team project and investigator meetings
  • Provide training of study teams on TA indication and protocol (Note that this does not include any direct medical advice on patient care or management)
  • Communicate with relevant sponsor counterparts on challenges and accomplishments related to assigned project/study
  • Participate in the development and/or review of study documents, such as clinical protocols, Medical Monitoring Plans (MMP), integrated clinical and statistical summary reports, safety plans, Informed Consent Forms, etc. in conjunction with clients/sponsors or in conjunction with other Parexel departments
  • Deliver medical monitoring activities according to MMP during the study conduct
  • Deliver medical leadership to the project in close coordination with the Project Leader and according to the role assigned either GLP or RLP
  • Provide medical input into PV workflows and projects and participate in safety processing for studies including medical review of serious adverse events

Client Relationship Building & Engagement

Support Business Development

Provide medical expertise to client across multiple channels and interactions

  • Consultancy on protocol development or drug development program
  • Medical review of various documents, which might be audited by clients and regulatory agencies
  • Provide medical expertise and training to other Parexel colleagues

  • Must have completed gastroenterology specialty training to be considered for the role.
  • Clinical and/or research experience in MASH (metabolic associated liver disease) and/or IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • A background in clinical aspects of drug development, including all aspects of Medical Monitoring and study design/execution preferred.
  • Clinical practice experience
  • Good knowledge of the drug development process including drug safety, preferred
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Medicine, preferred
  • Experience leading, mentoring and managing individuals/ a team, preferred
  • Excellent English language skills

  • Medically qualified in an acknowledged medical school with completion of at least a basic training in clinical medicine

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact well with sponsor/client counterparts
  • Client-focused approach to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written medical communication skills
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork




When you join us, you’re joining a team that sees everything they do as an opportunity to transform the world for patients everywhere. When our employees bring their many perspectives together to tackle a new challenge, there’s no limit to what they can accomplish. Through it all, at the center of all we do, is a patient whose life could change – forever. And together, we’ll do it With Heart™.

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Parexel is among the world’s largest clinical research organizations (CROs), providing the full range of Phase I to IV clinical development services to help lifesaving treatments reach patients faster. Leveraging the breadth of our clinical, regulatory, and therapeutic expertise, our team of more than 21,000 global professionals works in partnership with biopharmaceutical leaders, emerging innovators, and sites to design and deliver clinical trials with patients in mind, increasing access and participation to make clinical research a care option for anyone, anywhere. 

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