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Access new investigative treatments or clinical trials at no cost to you or your health insurance

Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development

$135k – $175k AngelList Est.
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About TrialSpark

The biggest bottleneck in bringing new treatments to patients is the clinical trial. On average, getting a drug through the development process takes nearly a decade and frequently costs $1B+. And the problem is only getting worse.

TrialSpark is a technology company that brings new medical treatments to patients faster. We’re reimagining the clinical trial by introducing a new model, using technology to streamline every aspect of the trial. To fulfill our mission, we partner with pharma, biotech, and digital health companies to run studies faster and more efficiently.


This is a key role in the growth of our Medical Team. You will be responsible for providing medical leadership and support to our Clinical Operations and Medical teams, play a key role in drafting protocols/strategies for clinical studies, helping advancing business development efforts and supporting execution of ongoing studies as lead Medical Monitor.

You will also actively partner with our Sales team to ensure we continue to maintain a scientific commercial strategy. Your ability to understand and navigate the complexities of healthcare data and clinical trials will be essential to your success and the success of TrialSpark.


Clinical study planning and execution

  • Development of protocol concepts, protocols and clinical development plans for biotech clients
  • Medical leadership in the execution of clinical trials - risk assessment, operational considerations, safety and efficacy considerations
  • Medical monitoring and oversight of phase 2-4 trials
  • Provide clinical trial design consulting services to biotech clients

Business development

  • Review of potential client pipelines to develop scientific and data-driven commercial strategies
  • Direct participation in introductory client calls and bid defenses
  • Help identify potential opportunities based on client pipelines/scientific advances

Operational excellence

  • Drive/contribute to trial operations and medical processes to achieve continued innovation and improvement
  • Support the training and engagement of our Investigator network

Corporate strategy

  • Based on review of the scientific landscape contribute to therapeutic areas strategy
  • Based on the clinical trial design landscape contribute to study design and planning strategy


  • Clinical training for internal stakeholders e.g. overviews of specific disease areas, drug mechanisms of action, etc.

Patient recruitment

  • Input into patient recruitment tools
  • Ideas for recruitment strategies - i.e. creative ideas for where we can find patients

Network engagement (TrialSpark’s network of PIs and SubIs

  • Network investigator conversations (e.g. questions / concerns about a protocol)
  • Physician marketing / recruitment support

    • Identifying targets and strategies for Network growth
    • Participating in meetings with new physician groups and health systems
  • Physician engagement support - e.g. helping to build/support therapeutic area advisory boards

About you

Education and Experience

  • 5+ years biopharma industry experience
  • 5+ years experience in protocol development and medical oversight/monitoring of phase 2-4 studies
  • MD/DO required (Internal Medicine preferred)

Skills, abilities, and knowledge

  • A demonstrated ability to plan and lead teams in executing complex global clinical trials.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical research concepts, practices, and regulations.
  • Critical thinker with ability to step back and rethink legacy assumptions in the clinical research space; should be able to point to what’s wrong, and how you would do it differently if starting from scratch.
  • Excellent cross-functional partnership skills; you know how to work across an organization to achieve objectives and meet timelines.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills; can synthesize complex concepts and deliver messages clearly.
  • Competency with data analysis: should have intermediate+ ability with Excel, and fluency with managing to metrics and key performance indicators.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Parental leave

We believe your personal life enriches your professional life. We provide 12 weeks of parental leave (plus a flexible return to work) so you can start or grow your family. Plus, you’ll get a cute TrialSpark onesie for your new addition.

Flexible pto

We have a flexible PTO policy (so you don’t have to cut corners on your dream trip). If you’re under the weather, we actually want you to rest with take-it-as-you-need-it sick leave.

All the food

Reclaim all the time you spend meal planning — TrialSpark’s corporate Seamless account provides lunch three days a week and we enjoy a catered, family-style lunch on Fridays. We never skimp on snacks, so our kitchens are always stocked.

Dog friendly office

We...love dogs. Please bring yours to work.

Team bonding

We like to get outside the office from time to time. Count on frequent team outings that aren't your standard happy hour (think rock climbing, food tours). Plus, you can put your personal values into practice by joining our resource groups.

Annual retreat

We set aside time each year to go OOO. Spend time at our annual offsite connecting with your colleagues from other offices. Whether you're into kayaking or karaoke, our workplace experience team plans a weekend with activities for everyone.

TrialSpark at a glance

Access new investigative treatments or clinical trials at no cost to you or your health insurance

TrialSpark focuses on Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Trials, and Science. Their company has offices in New York City and New York. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.trialspark.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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