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Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development

Clinical Development | South San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Allogene Therapeutics, with headquarters in South San Francisco, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T™) therapies for cancer. Led by a management team with significant experience in cell therapy, Allogene is developing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” CAR T cell therapy candidates with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy on-demand, more reliably, and at greater scale to more patients. For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Job Description:

Allogene is seeking a Senior Medical Director/Clinical Lead for our allogeneic CAR T cell therapy program. The ideal candidate for this role is an individual who is excited to take on new challenges in a fast-paced and dynamic start-up environment.  Reporting to the Head of Clinical Development, this individual will have oversight of and accountability for all clinical studies from IND submission to post-marketing commitment (PMC) studies and ISTs for a product candidate. This position is based out of our headquarters in South San Francisco, CA.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Chair the cross-functional clinical team
  • Define and shape the clinical development strategy and overall business strategy for a product candidate
  • Contribute to the design, start-up, execution, analysis and communication of the clinical studies for a product candidate
  • Form and enhance working relationships with external clinical research collaborative groups to support a product candidate
  • Define clinical study protocols; recommend new clinical trial sites and investigators; recommend specific data outputs and publications.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Operations to expedite execution of clinical trials
  • Support regulatory activities, medical affairs, and payer engagements; represent Allogene in external scientific and medical forums.
  • Develop and effectively manage annual department operating and budget plan for clinical activities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • MD with demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in clinical research in academic or industry setting
  • Board certification in Oncology is desirable
  • At least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a track record in all phases of development, from first in human to pivotal, and to phase IV, in the biopharmaceutical industry, ideally spanning global multinational and specialty biopharma organizations
  • Experience in the development of immuno-therapeutics in Oncology
  • Understanding of the related disciplines (i.e. biostatistics, regulatory, pharmacology and toxicology research, clinical pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences)
  • Must be able to collaborate and work with other departments such as ClinOps, Safety, Translational, Biometrics, Regulatory, Commercial, Finance, Manufacturing, and Supply/Purchasing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrated scientific productive (publication, abstracts, etc.)
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.


As an equal opportunity employer, Allogene Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws.