Chief Clinical Development Officer

Job description

The future of clinical trials is not purely virtual: Patients are made of flesh and blood. Only through a unique combination of technology and brick-and-mortar partnerships can we craft a new paradigm for clinical research. As Chief Clinical Development Officer at Castor, you will work side-by-side with our CEO Derk Arts to architect the ecosystem that will power the next generation of clinical trials.

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biopharma, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote (decentralized), device-enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. As a result, Castor is supporting more than 200 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

What you’ll do

As Chief Clinical Development Officer, you will help Castor get recognized as the #1 eClinical technology player through innovative partnerships, public speaking, and networking activities. Working side by side with our CEO, you will be forging the technology and data ecosystem that will power the next generation of clinical trials.

  • Work directly with our CEO and product leadership to architect the ecosystem of technology and data partners to define a new paradigm for clinical research;

  • Collaborate with our leadership to refine our go-to-market strategy and positioning for the enterprise segments (large pharma, large medical device, CROs);

  • Create a landing zone for our sales team in enterprise accounts by engaging your network, arranging product demonstrations, identifying decision-makers, and turning them into Castor champions.

What you’ll bring

You will have extensive experience in the life sciences industry and the ambition to drive Castor forward by having an excellent reputation and network within the life sciences industry:

  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in a leadership, preferably tech / innovation, role within Life Sciences;

  • A self-starter mentality with the adaptability and flexibility to work in a startup environment;

  • An excellent reputation and strong personal brand in the Life Science industry

  • Experience in an operational role at  Startup is a big plus!

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • Learn the most effective leadership style to effectuate direct change, no politics here!;

  • A chance to join a true technology company on its journey to IPO;

  • Learn the power of strong Core Values and Culture and how to build a  "Great" (vs. "Good") company

What you'll get

At Castor we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. With this in mind, we offer the following benefits: 

  • A flexible and remote working opportunity

  • A competitive salary and significant stock option plan

  • 30 days of PTO (including 8 national holidays and flexible sick days)

  • A 401K savings plan with competitive employer contributions

  • A great health benefit and insurances package

  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time

  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)

  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga


Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights or apply now!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).