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Clinical Development

The Function


Clinical development also knows as drug development, encompasses the comprehensive process of bringing a new drug or medical device to the market. It involves several stages, starting from drug discovery or product development, progressing through pre-clinical research conducted on microorganisms and animals, and culminating in clinical trials involving human subjects. As a Clinical Development professional, a big part of your role consists of cross functional collaboration and expertise.

There are a wide range of career opportunities within various organisations across the life sciences sector Our specialised team of recruitment specialists collaborates with candidates worldwide to match them with compelling permanent and contract roles in Medical Affairs.

Required Skillset


The specific skills and expertise required may vary depending on the Clinical Development position you are interested in. Many roles require a higher level of education like such as a Medical Doctorate or PhD. Our experienced team will assess your background and qualifications to help you find a suitable role that aligns with your career aspirations.

In Clinical Development, a strong scientific background, understanding of the drug development/ life cycle is crucial alongside excellent communication and presentation skills when working with cross functional teams, and the ability to interpret and disseminate medical information are highly valued. Collaborative and strategic thinking, as well as the ability to establish relationships with key opinion leaders, are also essential for success in this field.

We have a proven track record of successfully assisting professionals in securing positions in Clinical Development. Some of the positions we offer within Clinical Development include:


  • Clinical Scientist
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Clinical research physician
  • Medical Monitor
  • Medical Writer
  • Clinical Development Manager
  • Clinical Development Lead
  • Medical Director
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