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Chief Medical Officer at Dopavision GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Chief Medical Officer (m/f/d)

What we do

Dopavision GmbH is a digital-health startup based in Berlin with the mission to disrupt vision care with digital solutions. We are backed with venture capital and a research grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). We are developing a digital solution for myopia control which aim at modulating retinal dopamine by artificial light, in order to regulate the eyeball growth. We have successfully conducted proof-of-concept experiments and are now moving into pre-clinical investigations together with national and international academic partners. We are a team of 4 experienced scientists and startup entrepreneurs and supported by renowned scientific advisors and strategic pharmaceutical partners.

We are now looking for a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to join the leadership team and prepare, lead, and conduct the next stage human clinical studies. If you are passionate about eye, vision, clinical studies or digital health technologies and enjoy working in an early-stage startup, then we would like to get to know you!

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop our clinical investigation strategy in order to successfully launch our product as a validated medical device
  • Decide on the overall company strategy as a member of the leadership team
  • Lead our clinical investigations through all phases – you’re responsible to achieve our scientific goals and manage the project
  • Manage our (not-so-small) budget for clinical investigations and contribute to fund-raising activities
  • Build and lead your team for medical and clinical investigations
  • Innovate clinical study protocols for our digital medical devices, e.g., by designing new blinding and placebo methods suitable for our break-through intervention
  • Work closely with our regulatory and product development team, as well as the science team to align activities and solve problems together
  • Become an expert in previously conducted clinical studies on myopia control, eye and vision care, and existing scientific literature
  • Build strong partnerships with industry partners from the pharmaceutical or medical device sector, and academic partners all around the world
  • Write and publish the results for internationally renowned scientific journals, and present them at international conferences
  • Communicate the clinical strategy to investors and business stakeholders

Your Qualifications

  • MD or PhD in medical sciences, vision sciences, or life sciences with proven research experience
  • > 5 years of experience in clinical investigations in the pharmaceutical, health care, or medical device industry, thereof 3-5 years in a leadership or project management position
  • Experience in digital healthcare is a plus
  • Ideally deep expertise in at least one of the following areas: neurobiology of the eye, ophthalmology, myopia, or optics of the eye
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical or medical device regulatory frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English; German is a plus
  • Strategic thinking and excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Entrepreneurial experience or business experience in Asia is a big plus

What we offer

  • Competitive base salary plus equity
  • You build the team with us and define the way our company will work – as employee number 5
  • Shape the future of digital medicine and address an unmet medical need that affects billions of people world-wide
  • Invent new protocols and ways to perform clinical investigations for digital health care together with sharp minds in the team
  • Continue building your scientific career by publishing your findings in renowned international journals and present them at conferences
  • Work together with the best scientists in the field of myopia research from all around the world – Asia, Australia, and Europe, among others
  • Work together with opinion leaders in digital health in Germany from our partner Flying Health, as well as our internationally leading pharmaceutical partner
  • Build a great, fast-learning organization with us, with a flat hierarchy and direct communication
  • Offices in Mindspace, the coolest co-working space in the heart of Berlin (at least in our opinion) with free yoga classes, coffee and happy hours on the terrace

Sounds like your next adventure? Apply online – we’re looking forward to getting to know you! Not sure? Still take a moment to reach out to get to know us or ask your questions: jobs[at]

Location: Berlin
Position: Full-time

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