Medical Director – Early Drug Development

Publication date: 30 January 2017

Job description

The Sarah Cannon Research Institute is at the forefront of new and innovative cancer therapies. Part of HCA Healthcare UK, we are a unique standalone facility, conducting clinical trials across all phases of drug development and a broad range of cancers.

We are proud of our work. Since 1993, we have led more than 220 first-in-man clinical trials and been a clinical trial leader in more than two-thirds of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years.

As Medical Director, you’ll build on this record – by providing both strategic and operational leadership for clinical trials at our Drug Development Unit. In addition, you will provide critical feedback on protocol designs and supporting documentation, including informed consent forms, data and safety monitoring plans, clinical data summaries, clinical study reports and other study-related documents.

Collaborating with everyone from our Executive Medical Director to our physician and oncology teams, you’ll advance our mission by providing outstanding medical care to all patients participating in clinical trials.

The successful candidate will be an oncology specialist with full Registration with the General Medical Council. In addition, you will need to have:

  • Proven record of leading cancer clinical trials (including early phase and first-in-human trials)
  • MRCP or equivalent qualification and ALS certificate
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Principles of the EU Clinical Trials Directive and ICH Good Clinical Practice
  • Experience in management of acute medical and oncology emergencies


Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Harley Street
London; UK

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Application deadline

Closing date for receipt of applications is 24 February 2017

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