Executive Director, Medical

Summary of Position:

The Executive Director, Medical provides day to day oversight and management of clinical trials and strategic planning.  Manages relationship with site investigators, clinical site personnel, medical personnel at CROs and/or medical consultants, and key opinion leaders. Scope of work includes the development of trial concepts; review of protocols, amendments, informed consents, and case report forms; work with relevant functions in the project team to respond to relevant regulatory questions; evaluation of  trial eligibility; monitoring of data entry including safety data; data analysis; CSR authoring;  review of investigational brochure updates; authoring and review of briefing documents.   Works closely with the project team to assure current medical standards are embedded in clinical studies. Works closely with the CMO to develop clinical development strategies.  Domestic and international travel may be required.


Job Title:  Executive Director, Medical

Reports to:  Chief Medical Officer

Employment Type:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to write reports, protocols, investigational brochures, regulatory responses and briefing documents
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of personnel
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of common EDC applications
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments with little supervision
  • Ability to work collectively with team members


  • MD or MD/PhD
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a medical director, with increasing levels of responsibility, in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and/or CRO industry
  • Therapeutic experience in oncology (preferred)
  • Experience in all trial phases (Phase I-III), First-In-Man trials (preferred)

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Experience prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching
  • Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required

Aravive, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, protected veteran status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Overview: Aravive, Inc. is focused on treatments for cancer. The company is based in Houston, Texas, and has a satellite office in the Research Triangle Park area in NC. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.aravive.com.

Please send resumes and cover letters to info@aravive.com