VP, Early Oncology Clinical Development (MD Required)
Pfizer Canada Inc.
La Jolla, California , United States
12d ago


  • Oversee execution of comprehensive early clinical development strategies for Pfizer -oncology discovery assets. Development spans pre-
  • IND, First in patient through Proof of Concept.

  • Work collaboratively across multiple research units to develop integrated clinical portfolio strategies.
  • Collaborate with key late phase development partners in Pfizer Oncology to align target populations and aggressive Proof of Concept plans, allowing for seamless late phase development.
  • Lead early FIP approaches that allow for rapid dose and combination execution.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple research units across Pfizer to drive early Candidate Selection of oncology early pipeline.

  • Develop innovative early clinical development plans that drive early decision making based upon objective clinical safety and efficacy response measures.
  • Introduce early plans of development in combination with adjunctive immune-oncology assets.
  • Advise on development concepts in vaccine-based oncology programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Pfizer Oncology to develop expedited Proof of Concept programs that lead to seamless late stage development.
  • Collaborate with external experts to drive innovation in early clinical development plans and translational / precision medicine.
  • Represent Pfizer at critical regulatory interactions.
  • Membership in Technical Review Committee (TRC) to ensure highest level of rigor and scientific integrity of clinical programs and protocols.
  • Work in partnership with Team Leader(s) to ensure delivery of high-quality, cost-effective programs that are delivered on time and within budget, while maintaining the necessary resources needed to deliver the program.
  • Meet regularly with senior leaders, including CSOs on Oncology early development
  • Collaboration with Pfizer External Research, Development, and Innovation (ERDI), WRD and ORD leadership to identify new preclinical or pre-
  • PoC candidates and conduct due diligence as part of integrated assessments.

  • Identify and escalate issues in a timely manner as appropriate.
  • Meet with other Pfizer Oncology and Pfizer senior leaders as requested to keep them fully informed of issues of high priority related to Oncology.

  • MD, MD / PhD or equivalent with extensive clinical experience.
  • At least 10 years of oncology development experience within the Biotech or Pharmaceuticals industry, with focus in early development in Oncology.
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple organizations in the pre-PoC discovery environment.
  • Ability to lead in a matrixed team environment.
  • Understanding of the drug development continuum from pre-POC to post-POC and commercialization.
  • Understanding of related disciplines (e.g. biostatistics, regulatory, pre-clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences).
  • Demonstrated scientific productivity (publications, abstracts, etc.).
  • A thorough understanding of Oncology and cancer biology and its relationship to drug development.
  • Experience in functioning effectively as a member of a matrixed / multidisciplinary team.
  • Insight into and understanding of principles related to evaluating business deal structures including commercial collaborations, acquisitions, and divestitures.
  • Experience in budgetary management and decision making.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in people management, communication and colleague development.
  • Demonstrated effective negotiating, influencing, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively both inside and outside the organization.

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    Additional Offer Details :

  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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