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Medical Director

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.

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The Role

As a Medical Director, you will oversee and manage the clinical development of assigned programmes and drive the execution of BenevolentAI clinical trials. The MD will report to the Chief Scientific Officer and provide medical and strategic input for all clinical deliverables.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Initiation and driving execution of clinical programs and/or clinical trials from pre-clinical reg. Tox to phase 2b, in collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to support company objectives. This will include but is not limited to working with external experts and Ad Boards, participation in planned regular calls with CROs and service providers, and providing input to communications with Ethics committees, Regulators, and Investigators.
  • Drafting Clinical documents including Investigator Brochures, Protocols, and Clinical Development plans, and involvement in drafting Target Profiles (TPPs), including interaction with Commercial/Business Development colleagues.
  • Responsible for the safety management of patients in BenevolentAI clinical trials and providing oversight of CRO medical monitoring teams and pharmacovigilance vendors.
  • Directly or via an external network of experts, provide insight into atypical strategies for evaluation of emerging hypotheses and validation of technology output, including the use of biomarkers, omics signatures, and data-led decision tools.
  • Interaction with BD teams, and involvement in Due Diligence.

We are looking for someone with

  • A mix of at least eight years of Discovery, Translational Science and Clinical drug development experience in several therapy areas, with responsibility for ICH-GCP compliant clinical projects and regulatory studies in Europe/US, including CRO/vendor management, Regulatory interactions, and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Proven ability to interpret, discuss and present efficacy and safety data relating to clinical trials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective scientific partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Neurology, inflammatory, and immunotherapy experience is useful, however, good medical and scientific expertise in several disease areas and the ability to quickly evaluate and advance potential new projects in different areas is essential.
  • Ability to work hands-on with other experienced colleagues in a flat structure. Ability to multi-task across projects. Ability to operate in an ambitious mixed Bio and Tech environment and enjoy the culture
  • Confident to use personal expertise in areas outside of “comfort zone” and to question “legacy” approaches.
  • Experience of working in small and larger size organisations

Training and Networks
  1. Medical degree (MD or MD/PhD) with clinical practice experience.
  2. Higher-level speciality training. ( ie Board Verified or MRCP)
  3. Excellent network of professional expert contacts, and KOL contacts.
  4. Existing interest in or experience with technology tools and machine learning are important.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Our unique computational R&D platform spans every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes. We advance our mission to reinvent drug discovery by harnessing the power of a diverse team, rich with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and personalities.  In our offices in London and New York and research facility in Cambridge (UK), we work in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams, harnessing skills across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI, machine learning, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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