Medical Monitor

The Medical Monitor provides medical and scientific support to clinical research programs. The Medical Monitor will perform thorough data review to ensure data integrity and subject safety oversight, and will communicate with sites, investigators, and internal project team members to ensure questions are promptly addressed.


This role will be perfect for you if:

  • You are skilled in building positive working relationships with all stakeholders (clinical sites, colleagues, sponsors) in a clinical research project
  • You skillfully balance the strict requirements of clinical research protocols with the realities of clinical trials
  • You are able to interpret high volumes of data and situations efficiently, and take position and advise as necessary




Protocols and projects

  • Keep current on study protocol, study protocol amendments, Investigator’s Brochure (IB), additional safety information made available during the course of the study, and relevant clinical research guidelines involving the therapeutic indication
  • Develop or review Medical Monitoring plan
  • Provide project team training on study protocol and/or therapeutic area/indication.
  • Prepare for, attend, and present at Investigators’ Meetings
  • Prepare for and attend Safety Review Meetings, as needed
  • Provide 24-hour, 7 days a week, on-call (outside business hours) service for urgent safety-related matters
  • Provide ongoing medical support during the study to investigators, site personnel, and monitors
  • Provide advice to the sites on protocol-related issues including: questions related to the protocol inclusion and exclusion criteria, concomitant medications/medical conditions, follow-up visits due and guidance on prohibited medication
  • Review lab critical values and alerts
  • Assess the impact of any prohibited medication taken on study and evaluate any appropriate action for the subject
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of any dropout subject replacement
  • Provide emergency un-blinding code-break of randomized treatment assignment


Medical dermatology advisory role

  • Provide project-related medical consultation to the Innovaderm project team members during business hours throughout the duration of the study
  • Escalate to the Project Manager or Sponsor any issues requiring medical input and significant safety or data integrity concerns identified during review of data or site contact
  • Attend meetings with Innovaderm project team members (PM, DM, stats, CRO) and/or Sponsor, as required
  • Verify the medical accuracy of subject safety data and maintain an ongoing assessment of the safety profile of the study
  • Review subject safety-related data listings for the purpose of identifying potential trends, unreported protocol deviations related to safety assessments, AEs, and SAEs; and address safety concerns
  • Review protocol deviation listings to address potential safety concerns; perform impact assessment; and identify any potential trends
  • Review coding listings of adverse events, medical history, and concomitant medications to ensure all terms are coded properly
  • Assess if any stopping rule was met and evaluate any appropriate action or follow up with the subject, if applicable
  • Review clinical study report


Data Activities

  • Participate in the Central Monitoring activities with site data signal detection and risk management activities for the safety portion; participate in the safety review for RBM and central monitoring
  • Provide medical review of SAE form, and reviews SAE causality assigned by the Investigator
  • Write and/or review SAE narratives
  • Work with the Pharmacovigilance Services provider or Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) to review SAEs and follow-up on outstanding safety queries, interact with Sponsor and discuss safety issues with sites, as needed


Safety Medical Monitoring and SAE Reporting Activities

  • Provide assistance in pharmacovigilance activities
  • Assist Innovaderm/Sponsor in choosing committee members
  • Serve as a non-voting member to convene and organize proceedings, as applicable
  • Develop operating guidelines in conjunction with committee members and submit these to Sponsor for review
  • Support business development activities with proposal development and sales presentations
  • Participate in feasibility discussions relating to specific project proposals
  • Assist with drafting of standard operating procedures and working practices regarding Medical Monitoring activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs





  • Medical degree
  • Competed residency training in either Dermatology or Rheumatology



  • Minimum 3 years experience in CRO or pharmaceutical industry in clinical research, with experience as medical monitor/medical reviewer/drug safety physician for clinical trials


Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the drug development process
  • Ability to work in partnership with a multidisciplinary group of colleagues, including translating concepts into practical approaches and promoting consensus
  • Outstanding ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to work effectively within a team, and matrix environment
  • Ability to organize and work efficiently on several projects, each with specific requirements and/or shifting priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Client-focused approach to work
  • Good knowledge of good clinical practices, and applicable Health Canada and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations/guidelines




The work environment 

At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven colleagues. Our values are collaboration, innovation, reliability and responsiveness. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 


In this position, you will be eligible for the following perks: 

  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Permanent full-time position 
  • Complete benefits, 401k, RRSP, vacation, sick days or personal days
  • Option to work from home anywhere in Canada/ USA or from our headquarters in Montreal (in accordance with company policies and public health directives)
  • Ongoing learning and development 


About Innovaderm  

Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 2000, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America and Europe. 


Innovaderm is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Innovaderm will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request. 

Innovaderm only accepts applicants who can legally work in Canada or in the United States.

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