Medical Advisor/Associate Medical Director


Provide medical, clinical and scientific advisory expertise to all Quintiles divisions as requested. Participate in all aspects of Medical Science involvement on assigned trials. Serve as a medical expert during project delivery lifecycle. Provide therapeutic and medical expertise to business development activities, as needed.


Medical Monitoring:

  • Primarily serves as Regional Medical Advisor but may serve as Global Medical Advisor on assigned projects.
  • Serves as Scientific Advisor and provides guidance to Project Leaders on the medical and scientific aspects of assigned projects.
  • Provides medical support to investigative sites and project staff for protocol-related issues including protocol clarifications, inclusion/exclusion determinations, and issues of patient safety and/or eligibility.
  • Performs medical review of the protocol, Investigative Drug Brochure (IDB), and/or Case Report Forms (CRFs).
  • Provides therapeutic area/indication training for the project clinical team.
  • Attends and presents at Investigator Meetings.
  • Performs review and clarification of trial-related Adverse Events (AEs).
  • May perform medical case review of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs), including review of case documentation and patient narrative, in collaboration with the Pharmacovigilance department.
  • May provide medical support for the Analysis of Similar Events (AOSE), in collaboration with or on behalf of Pharmacovigilance department.
  • May perform medical review of adverse event coding.
  • Performs review of the Clinical Study Report (CSR) and patient narratives.
  • Attends Kick-Off meetings, weekly team meetings, and client meetings, as needed or requested.
  • Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to respond to urgent protocol-related issues at the investigative sites.

Medical Strategy:

  • May contribute to the development of the medically related section of client proposals, including the budgeting process.
  • May provide medical and scientific advises to key internal stakeholders developing proposals: this may include, but is not limited to, protocol feasibility, identification of target site and principal investigator profiles, anticipated patient recruitment, standard of care and competitive landscape.
  • May attend and present at bid defense meeting, as required.
  • Maintains awareness of industry development.


  • Current knowledge of scientific, clinical, regulatory, commercial and competitive landscape in applicable therapeutic area.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and local regulations and guidelines pertaining to clinical research.
  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language (both written and spoken).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
  • Skills in providing consultation and advice on multiple assignments are required, as well as initiative and flexibility.


A medical degree from an accredited and internationally recognized medical school with a curriculum relevant to general medical education, along with a medical license, or equivalent, from the country or region in which he/she resides and works is required, plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical medicine, in addition to 2 years’ clinical trials experience as an investigator or in the Pharma, CRO, or Biotech industry. Specialty Board certification desirable; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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