Medical Director

Medical Director plans and directs all aspects of an organization’s medical policies, standards, and programs. Responsible for strategic clinical relationships with physicians and interns. Being a Medical Director ensures all clinical programs are in compliance with all applicable regulations. Researches and studies current medical publications and data on new treatments and practices to ensure high quality clinical service offerings. Additionally, Medical Director advises non medical management on clinical and patient related matters and policies. Requires a MD degree. Typically reports to top management. The Medical Director manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Medical Director typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.

Medical Director Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Medical Director to join our team.


  • Contributes to the scientific strategic leadership for a given therapeutic area;
  • Participation in bid defense and kick off meetings;
  • Using sound decision making skills to ensure the company remains both competitive and compliant with relevant regulations;
  • Actively participates and assists in preparations for investigator meetings;
  • Providing expert solutions to compliance related activities demonstrating excellent advise for all ABPI work;
  • Medical and safety monitoring; Medical data review;
  • Developing and implementing a company-wide legal and regulatory framework;
  • Develop, review, and revise protocols, CRF, training materials, code/data tables, listing and figures;
  • Providing leadership and support to the Medical team;
  • Provides clinical and medical expertise to other Covance departments;
  • Ensuring that legally compliant Pharmacovigilance and Quality Management systems are in place and implemented in the UK;
  • Monitoring the performance of team members and ensuring they are receiving adequate support;
  • Participates in project risk assessment activities.


  • Prior experience managing multiple strategy formulation and change projects;
  • Medical degree with minimum 3 years in clinical practice;
  • Hands-on and self-reliant; able to work independently with diligent attention to detail;
  • Experience with Pharmacovigilance processes and global Pharmacovigilance regulations;
  • Ability to “see the big picture” and make informed recommendations.