Medical Director, Clinical Science


Geron Corp. is seeking a physician with drug development experience to join the Clinical Development team.  Candidates should have an M.D. with board certification/eligibility in hematology/oncology, at least 3 years of drug development experience preferred. Prior experience in an oncology related field is preferred. The candidate must be comfortable proactively solving issues and working independently. This position reports to the Vice President, Clinical Development and is a remote based position with a corporate headquarters in Foster City, CA and Parsippany, NJ.


Key Competencies:

  • Partners with Clinical Scientists on the team to effectively manage day to day medical aspects of ongoing clinical studies, including patient data review
  • Communicates effectively with external stakeholders including the trial specific CRO staff (medical monitors, site monitors, operational leaders) to ensure efficient execution of the clinical trial per GCP practices
  • Works effectively with internal stakeholders (eg. Biometrics, Translational Research, Regulatory Affairs, Data Management, and Safety) to ensure efficient execution of the clinical trial programs from study design to protocol writing to start up to execution to analysis and submission to regulatory authorities
  • Leads multi-disciplinary teams, such as, study working groups or clinical teams
  • Prepares and delivers proposals, plans and updates to the Geron governance committees at regular intervals and when requested


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • MD or equivalent with Board Certification in Oncology or related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in drug development phase I-III, preferably within the pharma or biotech industry
  • Proven track record of strong and effective leadership of multi-disciplinary teams within an environment of oncology drug development, particularly phase I-III
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Strategic skills and strategic agility
  • Strong understanding of clinical oncology and the drug development process, including drug supply, preclinical development, and commercialization
  • Knowledge of cancer cell biology and its application to clinical experimentation
  • Developed ability to work independently within a defined strategic context, to take initiatives and smart risks
  • Strong communicator with superior presentation skills
  • Sound business judgement and excellent organizational skills