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Vice President, Clinical Affairs (eye care)


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The Vice-President, Clinical Affairs, will be a key leadership role responsible for the clinical development strategy and execution of Tarsus’ ophthalmic clinical programs. This includes support for the clinical sections of the IND, all phases of the clinical programs and the clinical sections of the NDA.  The role will lead both clinical development and clinical operations across our programs, including TP-03 for Demodex blepharitis and MGD.  The candidate will also partner with VP, Clinical Affairs, Pipeline  to form a formidable Clinical Affairs team across all of Tarsus and support other pipeline products as needed.  Studies for these programs will be in the US and also selectively in other OUS geographies including Latin America, and correspondingly a range of studies will be part of the responsibilities, including Phase 1, 2, and 3, and both IND and IIT/IST studies.  In some cases CROs will be used, in other cases internal clinical teams will conduct these studies.

Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Lead clinical research team for assigned programs
  • Development and execution of the clinical programs
  • Development of clinical budget for the programs
  • Company liaison with thought leaders and investigators
  • Oversee the study analysis, interpretation and reporting of study results and preparation of the clinical study report
  • Interact with regulatory agencies
  • Regulatory updates including annual IND reports
  • Presentations to advisory committees, investigators and scientific meetings
  • Manuscript and poster preparation
  • Cross-functional collaboration and alignment for clinical programs across development, operations and commercial teams.

Factors for Success:

  • Minimum of 15 years of biopharmaceutical industry based clinical development experience with a significant role in a leadership capacity.
  • Prior experience in clinical development at a start-up or small pharmaceutical company preferred.
  • Experience directly managing clinical research staff.
  • Experience in ophthalmology is required; dermatology or infectious diseases a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute drug development strategic plans, to develop contingency plans, to provide technical and strategic advice, and to meet milestones and budgets.
  • Understanding of Regulatory and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, along with the ability to ensure compliance with these external guidelines.
  • Strategic leadership and tactical skills, excellent initiative and judgment, and the demonstrated ability to positively represent the goals of the Company.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, including written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with both internal colleagues and external contacts, including key thought leaders, and investigators.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Must be willing to be “hands on” and delve into details.
  • Willingness and availability to travel.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be based in our beautiful Irvine office, complete with a courtyard, table tennis, snacks and drinks, occasional catered meals, and pet-days.
  • This position will ultimately report directly to the Chief Medical Officer
  • Some travel may be required – Up to 30%

 

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