Medical Director, Pain at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA

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The Medical Director will serve as the Medical Lead for Vertex clinical trials in Pain Program, working with cross-functional multidisciplinary study teams on clinical trial strategy, design and execution and serving as the primary Medical Monitor responsible for monitoring the safety of enrolled subjects on assigned trials. This individual will work on multiple trials in Phases 1 through 3 and may also participate in selected projects in the Pain clinical development program.

* Participates in the development of Study Protocols, Investigator's Brochures, Clinical Development Plans and other key study documents in conjunction with other line functions and with minimal guidance
* Serves on cross-functional Study Execution Teams (SET) for assigned trials, working with other team members to achieve efficient, high-quality study execution
* Participates in the preparation of regulatory documents in support of regulatory submissions, including clinical section of IND's and CTA's, IND safety reports and annual reports for assigned trials, responses to regulatory authorities and Ethics Committees/IRBs, and other documents as appropriate
* Provides scientific and clinical input to study-related documents and analysis plans including Informed consent forms (ICF), clinical research forms (CRF), statistical analysis plans (SAP), clinical pharmacology analysis plans (CPAP), and clinical study reports (CSR)
* Acts as liaison between Clinical Development and other internal groups at Vertex (e.g., Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development Execution) for assigned studies
* Represents Vertex to outside medical personal in the development of clinical protocols and study conduct
* Performs other duties as assigned related to Pain clinical programs

Minimum Qualifications :
* MD, DO or equivalent ex-US medical degree (non-MD candidates with doctoral degrees may be considered if they have an appropriate background in a clinical field)
* Board certification/eligibility in neuroscience medicine, infectious diseases, or another relevant medical field, is highly desired; clinical experience in acute, chronic or neuropathic is a plus
* At least 5 years of basic or clinical research experience in an academic or industrial setting, with experience in analysis of research data and publications; working knowledge of biostatistics and pharmacokinetics; working knowledge of GCP, scientific and clinical research methods and clinical study design
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-based matrix environment and to function independently as appropriate
* Global clinical research experience and experience interacting with regulatory authorities is a plus

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