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Associate Director / Director, Clinical Development

Formation Bio

Formation Bio

New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

About Formation Bio

At Formation Bio, we are building the pharma company of the future , redefining drug development with our proprietary, tech-driven platform, focused on bringing new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

At Formation Bio we license clinical stage drug assets and develop them in-house using our proprietary, technology-driven platform. Over the past few years, we have been able to significantly expedite the drug development process, evidenced by our acceleration of over 300 clinical trials and reducing trial durations by up to 50%. This innovation translates to getting life-saving drugs to market 1-3 years faster, where we specialize in partnering with and nurturing in-house clinical-stage drugs. Our diverse team of experts come from across multiple industries, combining the best of tech and pharma talent.

Join our culture of innovation where your work directly contributes to transforming patient care in areas such as rheumatology, dermatology, CNS, and cardiometabolic diseases. Our dynamic environment blends advanced technology with strategic drug development, speeding up the delivery of new treatments. Here, every role plays a part in our mission to bring new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

About the Role

Achieving this goal of the growth of Formation Bio will require an energetic, highly motivated, experienced and creative world class Medical Team. We need you to be part of that journey: As a key member of the team, based on your clinical development experience you will be responsible for providing medical input into our Business Development product assessment strategy and execution, lead the development of the Clinical Development Strategy and Plans, including protocol development, for clinical studies. As part of this responsibility you will provide strategic input to and monitor the execution of clinical studies as a project physician.

Your ability to understand and navigate the complexities of healthcare data and clinical trials will be essential to your success and the success of Formation Bio. In addition, the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment and to communicate efficiently across multiple stakeholders is essential. It will also be essential that you are a creative problem solver with the ability to drive new ways of doing drug development.


Clinical Study Planning and Execution:

  • Development of protocol concepts, protocols and clinical development plans
  • Medical leadership in the execution of clinical trials - risk assessment, operational considerations, safety and efficacy considerations as well as commercial needs
  • Medical monitoring and oversight of phase 2-4 trials

Business Development:

  • Provide medical input to business development candidates
  • Direct participation in calls with potential licensing candidates
  • Work closely with the BD team to develop deal models through your experience in clinical development
  • Based on review of the scientific landscape contribute to therapeutic areas strategy
  • Based on the clinical trial design landscape contribute to study design and planning strategy

Operational Excellence:

  • Drive/contribute to trial operations and medical processes to achieve continued innovation and improvement
  • Utilize your clinical development and trial execution experience to develop creative ways to speed up clinical trials in an efficient manner


  • Clinical training for internal stakeholders and clinical trial sites (e.g. overviews of specific disease areas, drug mechanisms of action, protocol requirements, etc

Patient Recruitment:

  • Input into patient recruitment tools
  • Ideas for recruitment strategies - i.e. creative ideas for where we can find patients

About You

  • At least 1-3 years experience in biotech (preferred), pharma or CRO to include protocol development and medical oversight/monitoring of phase 2-4 studies (final title to be determined by experience level)
  • MD/DO degree (or equivalent) required
  • Board certified by accredited speciality board- Internal Medicine preferred
  • Experience with health authority interactions and contributions to regulatory filings preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude
  • Track record of cross functional leadership

We offer competitive compensation because we want to hire the best people and reward them for their contributions to our mission. We pay all employees competitively relative to the New York City market, regardless of their location. In compliance with NYC’s pay transparency law and in pursuit of pay equity and fairness, we publish salary ranges for all open roles at Formation Bio. The target salary range for this role is $180,000 - $330,000.

On top of base salary, we also offer equity, generous perks, location flexibility, and comprehensive benefits – learn more about them and our compensation philosophy here.

If this range doesn’t match your expectations, please still apply because we may have something else for you.


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.