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Director Clinical Operations Rare Disease

Posted on 6/27/2024

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

501-1,000 employees

Develops therapies for neurological disorders


Compensation Overview

$183k - $228.8kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity Awards


San Diego, CA, USA

Production Planning & Scheduling
Quality Control & Compliance
Supply Chain Management
Operations & Logistics
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or related field
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 10 years’ clinical development and management experience
  • Significant clinical trials experience
  • 8 years’ proven experience in a leadership and people management role
  • Experience leading and managing complex global clinical development programs
  • Thorough understanding of local and international regulations applicable to clinical development
  • Practical experience in clinical trial strategies, methods, and processes
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the global operational strategy
  • Direct project teams to support clinical study planning and execution
  • Responsible for the development and management of operational timelines and budget
  • Represent the respective therapeutic area for senior management
  • Lead the strategy and tactics for working with vendors, investigators, and other departments
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for operational constructs for study execution
  • Establish performance, quality, business efficiency, and innovation metrics for clinical teams
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends and developments
  • Provide direction in the development and oversight of study plans
  • Directly manage Clinical Operations team members
  • Support mentoring and training of Clinical Operations staff
  • Lead process improvements within cross-functional areas
  • Develop and measure appropriate metrics to assess and improve vendor and site performance
  • Oversee appropriate resource planning to support specific therapeutic area
  • Participate in the selection, management, and oversight of CROs and other vendors
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. stands out as a leader in the niche field of neurological and mental health therapy development, particularly focusing on conditions like schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease psychosis, and Rett syndrome. This specialization not only brings significant advancement in targeted therapies but also enhances the quality of life for individuals enduring these challenging conditions. Working at this company offers the chance to be part of a dedicated team that positively impacts patient lives through groundbreaking work in a highly specialized area of medicine.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Diego, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth