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Senior Director Clinical Science

Reference Number: 3664
Location: MA

Our client is a biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Senior Director Clinical Science 

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads a team of clinical scientists and is responsible for talent management of the Clinical Science department.
  • Builds core competencies and establishes standards relating to key clinical scientist deliverables including but not limited to clinical data review, protocol development, study execution.
  • Develops a talent strategy for the department, and works with HR to identify, hire, and on-board associates.
  • Conducts the performance management and compensation planning process for the team.
  • Coaches, manages and provides individual developmental opportunities to Clinical Science team members.
  • Oversees clinical scientist associates, provides senior support and guidance for priority clinical research deliverables.
  • Integrates strategies, tactics and programs to accomplish clinical science objectives.
  • Contributes to and reviews synopses, protocols, amendments.
  • Provides medical review and interpretation of data, reviews draft reports and publications, searches and analyzes medical/scientific information.
  • Works closely with the Medical Director on the data monitoring, signal detection and required follow up.
  • Assists in or designs, authors and/or reviews clinical study synopses, protocols, amendments, study reports and other study-related documents.
  • Collaborates with all preclinical and clinical resources (internal and external) including CROs, IRBs, data handling, logistics, bioassay, data management, biostatistics and medical writers as needed.
  • Prepares clinical sections of registration documents; provides input on preparation of other key clinical documents.
  • Assists in database finalization, reviews and interprets study results.
  • Assists in identifying/evaluating vendors.
  • Assists with field site questions during conduct of trials.
  • Represents Clinical Science department to key stakeholders and committees.
  • Provides reporting to SVP Clinical Research to track progress of Clinical Science department.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Must have an advanced degree; MD, PhD, MSc/MPH, PharmD is preferred.
  • Must have 15 years of experience within a pharmaceutical company environment.
  • Must have knowledge of medical, scientific and clinical research techniques in the oncology therapeutic area.
  • Requires experience with clinical scientist activities for all stages of clinical development, preferably including initiation and closure of registrational studies that have been included in market authorization applications.
  • Managerial and training experience is required, preferably within a group of clinical scientists.
  • Requires a thorough understanding of clinical research methodology including study design, protocol writing; CRF preparation and knowledge of GCP and local regulatory requirements are required.
  • Requires the ability to handle and prioritize multiple studies and work in a fast-paced, autonomous environment.


If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3664.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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