Director - Clinical Research

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Director, VP & Physician
  3. United Kingdom
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Posting date: 28 May 2019

A leading pharmaceutical client is searching for a Director - Clinical Research to join their team in Hatfield. The company specialises in various therapy areas including oncology, neurology and gastroenterology, and employs several thousand across the globe. The Associate Director, Clinical Research Oncology will provide medical input and medical oversight for early or late stage Oncology clinical development programs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an internationally renowned pharmaceutical organisation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the project team clinical lead in the planning, implementation, managing, and reporting of CDPs and programs.
  • Developing Clinical Protocols to meet the objectives of the CDP.
  • Serving as Study Director for selected trials and delivers final protocol, implementation strategy, and clinical data review plans.
  • Serving as Medical Monitor and possibly Study Director for a study and providing input into clinical issues, adverse events, laboratory data, and patient inclusion/exclusion.
  • Identifying, monitoring, and resolving clinical program/trial issues, reporting progress to management.
  • Serving as SME to provide input to project teams across functions, presenting at Advisory Board meetings, and liaising with identified Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) regarding protocol/study strategy and issues.
  • Interpreting study data and develops integrated summaries of safety and efficacy.
  • Obtaining and managing resources (tools, systems, vendors, etc.) as appropriate.
  • Assisting in setting deadlines and related milestones within department.
  • Delegating activities to team members to focus on more complex issues and providing opportunity for employee development.
  • Managing contractors and ensuring that contractors, consultants, and vendors complete assigned work according to agreed timelines.
  • Monitoring and managing expenses for own teams to negotiate higher budgets when necessary.
  • Managing finances with full accountability for own teams.
  • Reviewing 3rd party (contractors, consultants, and vendors) working products and deliverables to approve payment of invoices, and escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Acting as a coach and mentor to staff members across units.
  • Participating in recruitment, selection, performance, succession, and transition activities.
  • Identifying team training needs and recommending solutions.
  • Managing individual contributors and/or matrixed team members and may manage people managers, both locally and remotely.
  • Managing all employee-related activities throughout the year, including performance management and development.
  • Engaging employees in career development conversations and aligning employees with resources and opportunities to develop.
  • Assessing talent in function and enabling career development opportunities for all team members.
  • Participating in recruitment, selection, and succession planning.
  • Complying with all applicable laws/regulations of each country in which the company does business.
  • Reporting legal, compliance, and ethical violations in a timely manner.

Skills and Requirements:

  • At least an MD, though a PhD is preferred, in a relevant scientific field.
  • Experience in Clinical Research methods and processes in an industry.
  • Demonstrable experience with Functional Technical Competency.
  • Intermediate experience with Clinical Trial Design and Execution.
  • Intermediate experience with Clinical Development Plans.
  • Intermediate experience with Drug Development Plan.
  • Demonstrable experience with Regulatory Management.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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