Sr Medical Director – Oncology

Syneos Health


Senior Medical Director – Oncology

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities. 

Our Clinical Development model brings the customer and the patient to the center of everything that we do. We are continuously looking for ways to simplify and streamline our work to not only make Syneos Health easier to work with, but to make us easier to work for.

Whether you join us in a Functional Service Provider partnership or a Full-Service environment, you’ll collaborate with passionate problem solvers, innovating as a team to help our customers achieve their goals. We are agile and driven to accelerate the delivery of therapies, because we are passionate to change lives.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: 


Why Syneos Health

  • We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
  • We are committed to our Total Self culture – where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people. 
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job responsibilities

  • Provides medical oversight of assigned clinical studies in the duty as a medical monitor. Often serves as primary medical contact for customers for assigned clinical studies.
  • Provides medical input and oversight in support of the Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance department.
  • Responsible for protocol design and development, upon request. Provides input into protocol amendments. 
  • Develops and delivers project-specific and therapeutic training to project team members and clinical site staff; provides training to customer staff as needed.
  • Provides medical and therapeutic input to Study Start Up, Feasibility, and Subject Identification efforts. This activity includes, but is not limited to, review of Informed Consent Templates and Subject-Facing Materials, and input into site feasibility evaluations.
  • Provides medical input into data collection tools, monitoring plans, and review and analysis plans.
  • Provides oversight to assigned Medical Scientist staff and Medical Director colleagues to review clinical data. Presents identified trends and issues, and mitigation strategies, to customers and project team members to minimize risks to subject safety or integrity of study data. 
  • Provides after-hours coverage for clinical studies.
  • Adheres to all enterprise policies, work instructions, standard operating procedures, and project plans. Adheres to customer policies and standard operating procedures, as required in project plans.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of FDA and worldwide drug development regulations and national and ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Leads medical responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Bid Defense Meetings (BDMs). May support Requests for Information (RFIs).
  • Contributes to the development of product/clinical development plans, and collaborates with customer and internal colleagues regarding other reports, applications, and regulatory submissions. Locates and engages external experts/consultants/advisors as necessary.
  • Represents the Company at scientific and industry meetings. May publish scientific or industry-related articles in industry journals, as requested.
  • Mentors staff to ensure an appropriate level of understanding regarding sound treatment and research principles of specific therapeutic area. Ensures project teams consistently operate in compliance with such principles.
  • Assumes line management duties as needed.


What we’re looking for

Doctorate degree in medicine and significant clinical experience in the practice of medicine in specific therapeutic area. Significant clinical research and demonstrated leadership experience. A strong understanding of the use of medical terminology and of drug-names in multiple nations and environments. Experience working in matrix teams required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, and voicemail. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills, communication and language skills, and group presentation skills. Above average attention to detail, accuracy, organizational, interpersonal, and team-oriented skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment is essential. Ability to be customer-focused and have a disciplined approach to work is critical. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Travel up to 25% may be required. Must demonstrate effective leadership of other medical or clinical research colleagues and proficiency with data review activities and use of various technologies utilized to display data (e.g., listings, patient profiles, databases and systems, and/or data visualization tools).

Get to know Syneos Health

Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health

Additional Information:

Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

Read Full Description

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Job Location