Clinical Research Director

Our client, a leading medical cannabis company, have asked Bryan Forrest of Lock Search Group to assist them in their search for a Clinical Research Director.


  • Develop and facilitate the clinical research programs including P&L responsibilities
  • Provide effective leadership to the clinical research team. Responsible for hiring, training, project distribution, performance management, and talent development for staff
  • Collaborate with R&D team to support development of new formulations and products to commercialization
  • Evaluate the studies’ objectives, hypotheses, scientific rationale, and patient safety
  • Responsible for the medical and scientific sections of study protocols, study reports, safety reports, regulatory submissions
  • Data management for clinical trials
  • Serve as the primary contact for all clinical trial sites for external partners and regulatory agencies
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise during the course of the studies
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for evidence-based indications for the cannabis products for data analyses, presentations, communications with regulatory agencies and research ethics boards
  • Ensure activities, policies, and operations align with company mission, regulatory requirements and GCPs
  • Provide on-time deliverables to external partners
  • Manage relationships with clinical study sites and external CROs
  • Organize clinical advisory boards, steering committees, and data safety monitoring boards
  • Maintain an updated knowledge on the industry trends. Manage participation of company at key research conferences


  • PhD in relevant discipline (Life Science, Pharmacology, Biology, Chemistry)
  • 5+ years of experience in clinical research within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology field; knowledge in GCP, ICH, and regulations related to clinical research
  • Knowledge and experience within the medical cannabis industry
  • Experience with leading and mentoring others
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and negotiating skills
  • Flexibility for international travel, 30%

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Bryan Forrest using the "Apply" button. You may also forward your resume to Please note that while we thank all applicants, only those seriously considered will be contacted

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