Your Path to Endless Opportunities

If you’re looking to push the envelope and join an innovative company where technology meets therapeutic discovery and development and you’re enthusiastic, creative, with a passion for cutting-edge research and development, you should join our team! We are looking for highly motivated, passionate employees to help us drive technology solutions for discovering breakthrough treatments for our portfolio of rare disease and neuroscience programs, as well as for our partners across major therapeutic areas.

Director/Senior Director/ 
Executive 
Director, Clinical Development

Summary of Position


Anavex Life Sciences Corp. is seeking a talented and highly motivated clinician to join our team. This position will have full responsibility for planning, implementation and daily operation of drug development projects. He/She/They will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to support company initiatives that improve the quality and content of all clinical programs to deliver our portfolio.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the development and the execution of clinical development projects.

  • Aid in identification of new targets in addition to advancing projects in the current pipeline.

  • Develop clinical development plans and strategies for investigational drugs in pipeline that integrate pre-clinical and early clinical findings while working to ensure cross-functional alignment throughout the early phases of clinical development.

  • Design scientifically rigorous and maximally cost-effective clinical protocols that are aligned with the clinical development plan.

  • Present and defend protocols and clinical development plans at internal governance forums.

  • Serve as Medical Monitor responsible for the safety monitoring of clinical trials and as medical expert for Phase I/II/III studies, managing the process from protocol development through study execution to completion of study reports and integrated regulatory documents.

  • Monitor study progress, ensure proper study conduct, adherence to study protocol, lead data review, evaluation, and analysis with support from Data Management, Statistics and Programming Teams.

  • Present study updates, interim results, and final headline data to senior management as required.

  • Summarize the clinical findings from studies to support decisions regarding safety and efficacy as well as new drug applications, clinical study reports, or publications. 

Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience. 

Requirements

  • MD or MD/PhD preferred  

  • 7+ years’ pharma/biotech industry experience preferred

  • Neuroscience experience preferred

  • Experience leading drug discovery project teams from lead optimization to IND-enabling studies is a plus

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, biostatistics and pharmacovigilance relevant to clinical development

  • Excellent presentation, communication, and coordination skills with internal and external collaborators

  • Experience working in a matrix team environment including interactions with clinical, commercial, drug safety and regulatory functions

  • Self-starter and able to anticipate potential challenges and develop a mitigation plan

  • Flexible work arrangements may be possible 

Your Path to Unique Opportunities
If you’re looking to push the envelope and join an innovative company where technology meets therapeutic discovery and development and you’re enthusiastic, creative, with a passion for cutting-edge research, you should join our team! We are looking for highly motivated, passionate employees to help us drive technology solutions for discovering breakthrough treatments for our portfolio of rare disease and neuroscience programs.

About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: AVXL) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Rett syndrome and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain, and various types of cancer. Further information is available at www.anavex.com.


EOE/M/F/V/SO Anavex Life Sciences Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Visit anavex.com/eeo-policy-statement to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement. Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

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