Clinical Development Program Lead

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Clinical Development Program Lead

Boston, Massachusetts

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Part Time Temporary/Contract

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$ 100 - $ 200 per hour

Boston, Massachusetts

Part Time Temporary/Contract

$ 100 - $ 200 per hour

May 28, 2024

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Job ID: P1376849BOSJL_1716918146

May 28, 2024

Job ID: P1376849BOSJL_1716918146

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The Program Manager Lead (PL) is responsible for program management and strategic leadership in partnership with the Clinical Development Lead, and will drive short-term and long-term program strategy, goals and plans for the assigned asset. The successful candidate will integrate experience and knowledge in program management, clinical development and finance to manage research programs and deliver key milestones for a high-profile asset. This is role reports directly to the Head of Clinical Development.

Responsibilities may vary according to business priorities, but may include:

  • Partner with the clinical development lead in leading the matrixed team through an evaluation of the viability of the program, integrating scientific, regulatory, and commercial considerations.
  • Drive execution of plans and critical decision-making. Track progress against project plans and ensure team deliverables are met on time and on budget. Assist teams to appropriately navigate urgent situations.
  • Manage and lead cross-functional meetings, including scheduling meetings and managing attendee list; creation, distribution, and archiving of meeting agendas and minutes; meeting facilitation; and driving completion of action items. Minutes should document a record of events including important scientific discussions and rationale for key decisions.
  • Drive the completion of two or more scientific and medical advisory boards in 2024 to develop robust Go/No-Go criteria and to evaluate data from a proof-of-concept study. Tasks may include recruiting external advisors, assisting with contracting and scheduling, developing and critically reviewing materials (e.g. pre-meeting surveys, presentation decks, agendas, minutes, executive summaries).
  • Facilitate the development of clear, prospective Go/No-Go decision points and serve as a credible leader for the program. Review and analyze data objectively and collaborate with the matrixed team to highlight opportunities, address potential risks, and proactively provide appropriate mitigations.
  • Has or develops a solid understanding of the disease state, standard of care, and competitive landscape for the assigned asset, through interactions with team members and reading the medical literature.

  • Prepares presentation decks or executive summaries of recommendations for presentation to senior management. Develop communication plans for key decisions or data readouts to senior management.

  • Interact in a professional manner with external stakeholders, including corporate development partners, external consultants, academic research collaborators, and patient advisors, to support the clinical development plan and the scientific communication and publication strategy.

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least five years of industry experience in a scientifically relevant field; Advanced degree highly preferred (e.g. Masters degree or PhD).
  • Relevant experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting, preferably in translational or clinical development. Experience with rare disease or biologics is an asset.
  • Ability to assimilate new knowledge rapidly and apply that to asset strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects and exhibiting strategic thinking. Polished skills in influencing, communicating, problem-solving, and working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders in a matrixed environment. Willing to skillfully challenge team members and manage conflict, to facilitate comprehensive team assessment of opportunities, risks, and mitigations.
  • Adaptable team player able to work independently, exhibit sound judgement, and hold self and team members accountable in meeting timelines.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • This is a 0.5 FTE role that is based in Boston. Remote candidates will be considered. Occasional travel within the U.S. (estimated 1-3 trips) may be required.
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