Associate Medical Director

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Clinical Research
Employer: Zymeworks Inc.
Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: September 16, 2020
Closes: October 16, 2020

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics. Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

This position will report to the Executive Director or Vice President of Clinical Research and will be based in Seattle, WA.

Key Responsibilities

•Provides medical/scientific, strategic and operational expertise and support for the planning and execution of IND filings, Phase I trials, Phase II and later stage trials.

•Provides expert opinion on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of disease, existing and emerging treatments and unmet medical needs to inform key medical and business decisions. 

•Conducts medical monitoring of clinical trials; writes protocols, informed consent documents; responds to questions from regulatory agencies, institutional review boards and ethics committees; reviews clinical data, case report forms and ensures final accuracy of clinical trial data for clinical study reports.

•Conducts safety monitoring, oversees conduct of clinical sites for adherence to both company standards, and government/industry regulations (GCP/ICH); supports development of investigator brochures; trains investigators and travels to clinical sites to build relationships with investigators and study teams in support of study enrollment.

•Institutes and continuously improves operating procedures ensuring best practices.

•Establishes appropriate strategic partnerships with centers of excellence, advocacy groups and KOLs in the areas of scientific interest.

•Collaborates closely with key stakeholders to ensure tight strategic integration of product development plans and strategies. Plans and develops content for advisory meetings with opinion leaders and for medical symposia.

•Participates in review of medical materials to ensure content is medically appropriate and compliant with internal and external requirements.

•Keeps up to date on current relevant therapeutic areas through familiarity with literature, attendance at meetings, conventions and professional associations.

Qualifications and Experience

MD or MSc.  with experience in the area of oncology and a minimum of 1 to 3 years of progressive experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or an equivalent combination of post-fellowship training experience.

Skills and Abilities

•Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

•Strong leadership skills and the ability to lead through example.   

•Strong understanding of clinical trials process 

•Industry/academic experience in planning, executing and reporting clinical trials is preferred.

•Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage concurrent deliverables and work effectively in a challenging, milestone-driven environment.

•Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think and act strategically, anticipate roadblocks and map out next steps.

•Demonstrated high level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.

•Knowledge of scientific methods, research design and medical practices and procedures.

•Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific results.

•Ability to travel.

Why Work for Us? 

At Zymeworks, we stand for innovation, integrity, collaboration and care.  

Zymeworks’ employees are passionate, engaged and extremely motivated to succeed.  We are excited by the cutting-edge science and technology, the endless possibilities this union holds and the sheer opportunity to be a part of something big. To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at 

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance. 

How to Apply 

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online at Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract. 

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