Job Description

Medical Director / Sr. Medical Director, Clinical Development

Position Summary

Antiva Biosciences a growing first-in-class women’s health and virology company based in the San Francisco Bay area and focused on empowering patients globally with the first ever at-home treatment for HPV related diseases to prevent cancer, is seeking a Medical Director / Sr. Medical Director (level based on candidate’s experience) to support our clinical development programs. This pivotal role will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, analysis, reporting of clinical trials and will provide strategic leadership for development programs.

Specific Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Responsible for the design, execution, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data from clinical studies.
  • Collaborates closely with Clinical Operations lead for assigned study/studies.
  • Participates in the development and execution of strategies for new product development and lifecycle growth, including clinical development plans, regulatory interactions and investigator interactions as applicable.
  • Provides medical and strategic leadership for projects spanning lead identification through clinical stages of development.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of clinical trials, including development of clinical protocols and amendments, investigator brochures, and clinical study reports.
  • Provides medical monitoring support, including evaluation of safety, pharmacology and efficacy and review of medical/clinical data in ongoing and completed studies.
  • Establishes and implements exploratory pharmacodynamic, diagnostic, and biomarker plans in partnership with nonclinical.
  • Interacts with external thought leaders, including advisory boards, to support clinical development.
  • Prepares literature reviews and publications as appropriate.
  • Contributes to authorship and review of documents such as INDs, NDAs, CSRs as assigned.


  • MD or MD/PhD with industry experience in virology, infectious disease and/or women’s health clinical development is preferred, preferably with Board certification.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently with nonclinical and clinical development colleagues, key opinion leaders and investigators.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and executing clinical trials.
  • A strong track-record in team leadership, development of clinical-regulatory strategies, and/or industry-academic collaborations.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, independence, and resourcefulness to roll-up-sleeves and multi-task in order to thrive in small company environment.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges, possess strategic foresight and implement appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to multi-task and support more than one project simultaneously if needed.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment, cooperatively and supportive of multiple viewpoints and approaches.
  • Ability to influence cross-functional colleagues, sometimes without direct authority.
  • Strong organizational skills, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral with demonstrated ability to present ideas and information and data effectively via one-on-one discussions, team meetings, congresses and partnership interactions.
  • Candidates local to San Francisco Bay area able to work part of the time in the Antiva office preferred; remote candidates should be willing to come to SF Bay Area for in-office work approximately 1 week per quarter as needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please mail or email your CV and cover letter to:

Antiva BioSciences, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
280 Old County Road #257
Brisbane, CA 94005

Antiva is an equal opportunity employer.