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VP, Therapeutic Area

North Wales
Reference: JR066615
This vacancy has now expired.

VP, Therapeutic Area (Internal Medicine)

Location: US (Remote)

Position Summary:

This individual will provide general internal medicine, consulting and drug development expertise to ICON's pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, assisting them in the successful development and delivery of their drug development portfolio. The role would entail supporting the development of assets across a broad array of different disease areas which will include, women's health, endocrinology, pediatrics, urology, respiratory as well as rare diseases. This individual will also work closely with members across all functional organizations within ICON. The successful candidate will bring a strong track record of drug development experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company, or recent experience in a major regulatory agency. Ideally, the candidate should have lead multiple cross-functional project teams and have been involved in most phases of drug development (preclinical through to Phase III). The ideal candidate may also have post-marketing experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic drug development and scientific expertise to client companies
  • Present medical and operational capabilities to clients and develop high-level client relationships
  • Provide mentoring and assist with the supervision of scientific resources and project related personnel.
  • Support business development initiatives, including portfolio reviews
  • Demonstrate leadership and serve as a scientific and drug development expert resource for project teams
  • Support ICON's visibility and position within the CRO industry through publications and presentations at scientific congresses


  • M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. required with Board Certification in Internal Medicine
  • Experience or knowledge of Women's Health, Endocrinology or Pediatrics would be preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of drug development experience in Biopharmaceutical industry
  • Thorough understanding of drug development, including working knowledge of relevant ICH and GCP guidelines and regulations
  • Record of significant and successful contributions to regulatory submissions, including INDs, NDA, BLAs, and regulatory agency interactions
  • Proven leadership ability, especially in a matrix organization
  • Proficiency in developing, nurturing, and managing partnerships and collaborations with external parties (including but not limited to KOLs, biopharma leaders, and the broader scientific community),
  • Able to work efficiently in a team oriented setting; willing and able to contribute to other work groups internally including Operations, Commercial and Regulatory
  • Able to successfully manage collaborations with consultants, pharmaceutical partners, and other external organizations is desirable
  • Aptitude and interest in serving as a subject matter expert and mentor across the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; experience delivering effective presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously

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