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Associate Director, Clinical Operations
Posted on 4/28/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Google Cloud Platform
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the life sciences or related field required. Additional coursework in clinical trial planning and execution is strongly desired
  • Ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of relevant experience in managing clinical trials (minimum 4 years of managerial experience) in sponsor organizations with a strong track record of successful trial initiation and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage the initiation, monitoring and closing of clinical studies
  • Demonstrated extensive understanding of clinical trial processes, and technical expertise in driving execution, from study start-up through study closure
  • Industry experience within in vitro diagnostics (IVD) highly preferred; pharmaceutical, biologics or medical device experience also acceptable
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of FDA and/or EMA regulations (or relevant local regulations), ICH Guidelines and GCPs governing the conduct of clinical trials
  • Working experience with an electronic data capture system, CTMS system, and eTMF system
  • Strong interpersonal communication (written and verbal), organizational and prioritization skills
  • Able to work effectively under a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to deliver assignments on time
  • Proficient with office automation tools, such as Microsoft Office and the Google suite of apps
  • Oversee execution of all operational aspects of one or more clinical studies
  • Oversee the identification and mitigation of study risks to study implementation, enrollment, conduct, and compliance
  • Provide operational input in site selection, protocol development, data collection, study timeline, and study budget
  • Leads the study team through the vendor selection process and serves as an escalation point for any CRO vendor related issues
  • Participates in the development of Clinical Operations and cross functional SOPs and provides strategic direction in the development and implementation of process changes
  • Identify and provide solutions and direction related to key cross-functional, site, and CRO clinical study issues
  • Ensure operational feasibility of clinical study plans and scenarios, including timeline, budget and resource requirements
  • Determines participant recruitment strategies, operational feasibility and implementation path of the study/program objectives; manages and communicates to senior management and key stakeholders
  • Oversee the quality of clinical programs and deliverables and ensure all study activities are completed in accordance with ICH GCP, health authority regulations and SOPs
  • Lead the team through inspection readiness activities and address any audit findings appropriately and promptly
  • Recruits, hires, mentors, and manages CPA, CTM, and CPM direct reports, and supports their professional development
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and direction to the Clinical Operations study team
  • Clinical Operations representative in cross functional working groups and study team meetings
  • Partners with key stakeholders such as Legal, Finance, Biosample Management, Clinical Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, and Clinical Development

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