Vice President, Clinical Development

Jan 31, 2020

The Vice President, Clinical Development will report to the CMO and will be responsible for the design, execution, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of Phase I/II and registration-directed clinical studies in oncology, with an initial focus on novel antibody drug conjugates. This physician scientist will provide clinical and development expertise and will work closely with cross-functional teams to align the clinical development plan with the overall development strategy of the compounds.  This is a senior position and an integral and strategic member of our clinical team.


  • Participate in interpretation of data analyses of clinical trial results and developing clinical trial reports
  • Provide strategic and design input for clinical trials and clinical development plans
  • Preparation, design, and/or review of clinical documents, e.g. protocols, investigator’s brochures, case report form design
  • Participate in site/investigator identification and evaluation for clinical trials; conduct site initiation visits and engagement calls
  • Lead preparation of clinical sections of relevant regulatory filings (IND, study reports, etc.)
  • Serve as the Medical Monitor for clinical trials, to address patient eligibility and treatment questions in cooperation with the contract research organization (CRO) or directly with study investigators and coordinators
  • Review safety data for routine medical data review, trend review, and safety signals from ongoing trials
  • Review serious adverse event (SAE) reports from ongoing clinical studies and work in close collaboration with the CRO to review causality and develop MedWatch/CIOMS reports (including narratives and analyses of similar events) for reportable SAEs
  • Serve as program medical expert for internal and external collaborators, investigators, consultants, and contract resources
  • Represent the company at scientific meetings and presentations
  • Contribute to scientific affairs by authoring and/or reviewing abstracts, presentations and manuscripts for medical accuracy and content
  • Attend and provide medical support for investigator and consultant meetings (e.g., investigator meetings, clinical advisory boards)
  • Develop and manage relationships with key opinion leaders for clinical programs
  • Provide clinical oncology input to internal early-stage project teams


  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., with board certification or eligibility in oncology or hematology/oncology preferred
  • 7 plus years with a minimum of 3 years’ oncology clinical trial experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industries preferred, or equivalent academic and clinical experience
  • Experience with clinical trial design, conduct, and medical monitoring
  • Knowledgeable and current in GCP guidelines in US and Europe
  • Be well connected within the medical and scientific community and have a proven successful track record
  • Hands-on experience with clinical trial strategy, methods and designs
  • Ability to work proactively and effectively, with exceptional creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent strategic planning, organizational and communication skills
  • Up to 25% travel (US and international)

Sutro provides a competitive benefits package that includes a choice of health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401K plan, PTO, and stock options.

Please submit resume for Req. #2028 to Please visit our website at for more information.

Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.

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