Clinical Program Leader (Radioligand therapy (RLT))


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About the role

6000! That's the number of associates in the BioMedical Research (BR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients!

Based on our understanding of cancer at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels, Translational Clinical Oncology or TCO will design and execute innovative exploratory clinical trials in order to develop the next generation of highly effective therapeutics that transform the lives of patients with cancer. This role is to provide strategic medical guidance and lead the development of experimental oncology agents in the TCO portfolio, from the Phase of preclinical development, continuing through clinical First in Human and Phase 1b/2 studies.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Acts as a clinical leader responsible for assigned global clinical program(s) -driving medical strategy implementation and operational deliverables for investigational products in a defined therapeutic area
  • Ensure effective cross-functional communications to align with global strategy and leads the development of clinical sections of trial and program level regulatory documents
  • Acts as the medical expert, engages interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, data monitoring committees, advisory boards etc.) and internal NVS stakeholders
  • Contributes to medical/scientific training of relevant Novartis stakeholders. May serve as speaker for medical/scientific training -May serve on or lead global initiatives (e.g., process improvement, training, SOP development, other Clinical Development line function initiatives)
  • Experience leading early and/or late phase Oncology clinical programs with radiopharmaceuticals from the pharma/biotech industry plus credible experience from an academic medical center. In case of no industry experience then significant academic experience in Radio Oncology with credible PI/co-PI clinical study leadership
  • Track record of significant contributions to your field over time, creating new concepts and seeking out new clinical discovery opportunities / approaches

Position Title

Clinical Program Leader (Radioligand therapy (RLT))

Role Requirements

  • Medical degree, oncology board certified preferred, and PhD level basic Science or equivalent expertise
  • Essential requirement is radiation expertise (radiation therapy specialist) or experience within RLT in industry.
  • ≥ 3 years technical, operational and managerial experience in planning, executing, reporting and design of clinical trials studies in a pharmaceutical company, academic centre or contract research organisation
  • Good knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, clinical trial design, statistics, regulatory processes, and global clinical development process
  • Good knowledge of oncology and experience in early clinical development preferred.
  • Good communication, writing and organization and skills, fluent in English written and spoken

Why consider Novartis?

Flexibility: Novartis offers a flexible working environment for lab-based associates

Culture: Novartis is a curious, empowered, inspired, unbossed, collaborative environment

Growth and development: Associates are encouraged to take ownership of their growth and development with several cross-functional development (technical and leadership) options to explore

Total rewards: Novartis offers competitive: salaries, short and long-term incentives, health and retirement options, paid-time off, and many other benefits.

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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Full Time



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Research & Development


Biomedical Research

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Novartis Pharma AG

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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