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Sr. Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Operations

Cambridge, MA 02139

Posted: 08/14/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: R&D Program Management Job Number: 2423

This position reports into the Director of Clinical Operations (or above). The right candidate will possess an understanding of Clinical Operations for successful execution of multiple clinical trials primarily in oncology and hematology indications in various phases of development. The person in this role will be involved in the day to day management and oversight of clinical trials in collaboration with a dynamic Clinical Development team.

Responsibilities:
  • As a Program level manager, manages across multiple studies and clinical operations aspects of a drug development program.
  • Independently manages and supervises of the operational aspects of clinical trials, including vendors such as CROs, central labs, biomarker and specialty laboratories, and clinical trial sites.
  • Leads vendor selection and development of work orders.
  • Provides mentoring to junior team members.
  • Reviews metrics and Key Performance Indicators to ensure oversight of clinical trial progress
  • Assists in SOP and process development for Clinical Operations functions
  • Manages clinical program budgets, develops forecasts, and ensures execution program timelines.
  • Oversees the day to day supervision of clinical trial execution, with a focus on site
  • start up, patient enrollment, monitoring, compliance, and data flow metrics from the clinical sites, CROs and central labs
  • Leads and develops content for investigator meetings, kick-off meetings, monitoring training, and various CRO (or other vendor) meetings.
  • Leads the development of clinical trial protocols, amendments, CRFs, IRB/Ethics applications, and recruitment materials.
  • Presents trial status and clinical operations strategy to project team and management.
  • Reviews and approves specific study documents e.g. informed consent forms, study guidelines, operations manuals, training materials.
  • Leads Clinical Operations project team meetings and participates in program strategy discussions
  • Reviews action plans to address protocol compliance, safety, data and administrative issues with investigational sites and CROs.
  • Attends site visits to ensure oversight of CRO and KOL development.
  • Participates in the preparation of presentations of trial data for internal and external parties (management review, scientific meetings, and advisory boards).

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’ s degree in a scientific discipline required. Advanced scientific degree is preferred.
  • The candidate should ideally have 5-8+ years in trial management with a sponsor company managing various phase clinical trials.
  • Experience or exposure to clinical trial conduct in multiple phases of development across several therapeutic areas, including oncology, would be preferred.
  • Experience in CRO, vendor and laboratory selection and oversight is required.
  • Motivated self-starter who is capable of flourishing in a fast-paced small company environment.
  • Creative problem solver with excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed, with a high degree of attention to detail. Ability to interact well with individuals at all team levels (e.g., Clinical scientist, Project leader, Physician, etc.).
  • Ability to travel for up to 30% of time, both domestic and international, may be needed.
  • Detailed knowledge of GCP and current US FDA regulations, and knowledge of other relevant global regulatory requirements a plus.

Sam Williams
Clinical Recruiter

Sam brings great enthusiasm and a passion for the life sciences to his role as Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. Outgoing and driven with a great sense of humor, Sam connects easily with people and prides himself on his ability to cultivate lasting relationships. He values honesty, communication and empathy in a candidate, and has a genuine interest in helping others achieve their professional goals.

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