Oncologist-Developmental Therapeutics

Job Location US-NC-Charlotte
Job Opening ID
Cancer Institute
NH Cancer Inst-Devel Therap_P
PRN Details
Physicians and Surgeons
Job Status


Medical Director for Oncology Developmental Therapeutics                     

Authorities and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the cancer institute’s growth and reporting to the local Oncology market leader.  Duties will be split approximately at least 50% clinical and administrative effort in support of the operations for system-wide growth of the Developmental therapeutics Program of the Cancer Institute. The successful candidate should have early phase developmental therapeutics training and focus, record of regulatory authority interactions, organization of translational research studies, and/or organization of investigator-initiated studies, and experience in the pharmaceutical industry being desirable.


This position has the following responsibilities:

  • Provides medical direction and oversight of early phase clinical trials – either directly as PI or support of colleagues who may be the PI in early phase studies but collaborate with the Developmental Therapeutics program for the safe conduct.
  • Identifies growth opportunities and leads the development of the strategies for early phase clinical trials across all solid tumor populations and close interaction with her/his hematology colleagues.
  • Initiates and Serves as the physician lead for the Developmental Therapeutics working group and supports other PIs in the development and prioritization of trials that best fit the needs of our patients.
  • Responsible for assisting in recruitment, hiring and mentorship of developmental therapeutics faculty as the program matures.
  • Acts as liaison for translational collaborations with pre-clinical colleagues, helping identify pre-clinical assets and leading first-in-human studies to support development of assets generated inside labs, as well as outside.
  • Serves as PI and authors early phase clinical trials across all solid tumors and provides mentorship to colleagues in the field of oncology developmental therapeutics.
  • Works to optimize the opening, accrual and management of a balanced portfolio of cutting-edge first-in-human trials with the goal of establishing Novant Health as an early phase trial destination for patients, research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Develops and maintains a national reputation for the conduct of early phase clinical trials.
  • Develops priorities in collaboration with leadership that support the needs of the catchment area in providing cancer patients with access to trials
  • Demonstrates a collegial, collaborative interpersonal style and the ability to implement inclusive approaches for early phase clinical research across the portfolio
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners in external collaborative efforts (universities, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, pharma/biotech companies).
  • Acts as the primary liaison between faculty, clinical management (infusion, pharmacy, laboratory), the clinical trials office staff and leadership when resolving conflicts and/or identifying areas in need of improvement important for the conduct of early phase clinical trials.
  • Assists in CTO staff caseloads and helps determine when and how reallocations should be made and communicates these plans as necessary.
  • Participates in audit debriefings, reviews all audit/monitoring visit reports (internal and external), and works with the CTO staff to develop, implement, and monitor corrective action plans; communicates these plans with leadership to determine best methods for disseminating communications regarding these corrective action plans with faculty and clinical staff. 
  • Monitors time to activation metrics for Phase I studies and works with clinical trials management to impact improvements.
  • Works with the regulatory team to develop and monitor per study and annual Developmental Therapeutics specific budgets and advocates to leadership when additional resources are needed.
  • Meets with Cancer Institute leadership as required to review issues, accomplishments, and plans for growth.
  • Regularly attends and actively participates in the clinical trials management team meetings and institute committees designed to demonstrate oversight and ensure the safe conduct of human research.
  • Participates institutional review boards and liaison with university partners for such clinical research oversight requirements as appointed by cancer institute leadership.
  • Integrate and support the growth of the Developmental Therapeutics program system wide.

Novant Health offers:

  • Lucrative compensation plan
  • NH Medical Group employed (a 501c3 not-for-profit employer)
  • Medical and Retirement Benefits
  • Relocation Allowance
  • CME Allowance
  • System wide EHR-Epic
  • Malpractice
  • Work-Life balance

Novant Health Medical Group

  • Offers resiliency training for physicians and team members to prevent burnout
  • Is nationally recognized for advanced care and one of the largest community based, non-profit healthcare systems
  • Is well known for being physician-led and physician-driven. For example, our physicians are in every area of leadership across the organization. That means every strategic discussion has physicians at the table, and every market partners a physician leader with an administrator. The result is a focus on the details that are important to physicians.
  • Is one of the largest medical groups in the nation

What does it mean to be a part of Novant Health? 

  • A commitment to patient centered care and our model of spending more time with each patient, and creating a seamless system of care for our patients are the foundations of our success.
  • Sharing a philosophy of putting high value on the patient experience
  • Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
  • The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,800 physicians and over 35,000 employees who provide care at nearly 800 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics.
  • In 2021, Novant Health was the highest-ranking healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list.
  • Diversity MBA Magazine ranked Novant Health first in the nation on its 2021 list of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.”
  • In 2020, Novant Health provided more than $1.02 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.


To apply or learn more, please submit a cover letter and CV to Sara Beth Caldwell, Physician Recruiter at secaldwell@novanthealth.org.

At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.



  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine required
  • Completion of an accredited residency program required
  • For specialty physicians - completion of an accredited fellowship program specific to medical specialty


  • Current MD license in appropriate state
  • Board certification or eligibility
  • Current DEA license required


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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