Medical Sciences

Exploratory - Medical Director, Clinical Development

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.

Medical science requires strategic and tactical understanding of clinical research to ensure seamless and safe execution of clinical trials. Medical Directors will be responsible for clinical development strategy and execution. This role will report to the Chief Medical Officer and will work within a matrix team to facilitate productive interactions across clinical, preclinical and data functions. This role will require an ability to operate in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment with partnerships that include both internal and external stakeholders.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop and Lead clinical development strategy to enable early phase clinical research studies designed to demonstrate safety, biological activity and efficacy. 
  • Partner with Translational Science team to identify biomarkers that could be applied to patient stratification/selection in clinical trials.
  • Partner with Analytical Sciences, Preclinical and Translational Science teams to create an integrated plan for monitoring and exploring cell therapy products in clinical trials.
  • Advocate for clinical science strategy and objectives within product teams.
  • Collaborate with clinical operations teams to ensure excellent execution of clinical studies and accurate collection of clinical data
  • Protocols, analysis plans, annual research plans, product project plans, departmental goals, action plans, and budgets
  • Contribute to IND and NDA submissions.
  • Represent the company as a senior clinical science spokesperson before appropriate scientific, medical, regulatory, business and other professional meetings.

  • What You Will Bring:

  • Your whole self.
  • MD  required with recent oncology related clinical development experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in drug development with recent experience in oncology drug development.
  • Proven track record of medical leadership and achievement with recent experience in cell therapy or immuno-oncology.
  • Excellent understanding of pharmacovigilance requirements and processes.
  • Excellent understanding of regulatory processes and clinical development.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills and proven ability to lead in a matrix environment.
  • Creative and innovative leadership with a sharp objective intellect and experience balancing big picture thinking with detailed analysis.
  • The level of this position will be based on the final candidate’s qualifications.  

  • What We Will Offer You: 
    ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge. 

    We have a robust mentorship program, and comprehensive development tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as they are our greatest asset. They bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

    ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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