Executive Director/Vice President of Clinical Development/Oncology, Hengrui Therapeutics, Princeton, NJ

Hengrui Therapeutics, Inc. is recruiting an Executive Director/Vice President of Medical Development/Oncology, located in Princeton, NJ.


Hengrui Therapeutics is a biotechnology startup, focusing on early stage clinical development of innovative therapeutic solutions in areas of major unmet medical needs, such as oncology, cardiovascular/metabolic disorders, immunology and neuroscience. We offer abundant opportunities for motivated pharmaceutical professionals to pursue their scientific/clinical interests, make an impact and maximize their growth potential.


The individual for the position will have a leadership role on a matrix team dedicated to early stage clinical development of multiple innovative compounds to treat cancer. He or she will lead the development of clinical strategies for the innovative new drug candidates and drive successful implementation of such strategies.


The individual will be responsible for drafting clinical development plans, clinical trial protocol synopses and protocols, and leading discussions and revisions of study design with internal stakeholders and external experts/consultants. He/she will be the key physician contact for sites and investigators during site start-up and study execution, act as a liaison between the company and clinical investigators, develop credible relationships with opinion leaders and participate in the medical review, interpretation and reporting of the results of the clinical studies, including submission to health authorities. The person will be one of the main contributors of INDs, IMPDs and other regulatory submissions, and play an important role in the required regulatory

interactions with the FDA, EMEA and other regulatory authorities. He/She will also evaluate scientific information and new ideas to assist in identifying new research opportunities.


The role requires a motivated, energetic and highly entrepreneurial individual who demonstrates outstanding scientific and clinical development knowledge applicable to oncology clinical development and the highest personal and ethical standards.  The successful candidate must be equally comfortable among the team as well as working independently.


Other functional groups represented on the team include project management, regulatory affairs, global clinical operations, data management, medical writing, biostatistics, medical affairs, clinical pharmacology, and possibly commercial functions.



The position requires a minimum of an advanced degree in medicine.  A trained Oncologist (Board certified or Board Eligible or equivalent) is strongly preferred. Extended experience in oncology clinical development, within the pharmaceutical industry is required, 7 years for Executive Director, and 10 or more years for Vice President. Significant knowledge of basic and clinical cancer research and its application to cancer drug development is important.  Good oral, written communication and presentation skills are essential.  Successful work experience in a matrix team environment with cross-functional teams is required.  Able to lead and manage matrix and cross-culture teams to deliver desired results. Travel required may be up to 20-30% annually (international, as well as domestic).

  • Primary Location North America-United States-Princeton, NJ
  • Organization Hengrui Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Job Function Oncology Clinical Development, MD
  • Contact Info: [email protected]