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Clinical Research Director, Neurology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bridgewater, New Jersey



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Key role on the Neurology clinical development strategy team

Job Responsibilities;

  • Support global project team in program strategy, target product profile, and target value profile, integrated development plan (IDP)/clinical development plan (CDP) in line with the program objectives, commercial strategy and regulatory needs for neurology assets

  • In collaboration with clinical development team, prepare presentations to obtain internal governance endorsement of the clinical strategic plan

  • Support design and execution of multiple clinical studies defined within development plan

  • Provide support in preparation and authoring of regulatory submissions, briefing packages, labelling documents, and scientific meetings, such as advisory boards, consultant meetings, and investigator meetings.

  • Support the preparation of key clinical documents for clinical trials (investigator brochure, study protocols, informed consent, benefit risk assessments)

  • Build and maintain a strong network of internal and external collaborations with relevant experts, key opinion leaders, investigators

  • Maintain deep scientific, technical, and clinical expertise in neurology

  • Critically read and evaluate relevant literature with deep understanding of the data and status from competitive products, and provide clinical landscape and benchmark updates to Project team

  • Support and serve as delegate for Project Head to develop, execute, and provide oversight of clinical development plan, strategy for regulatory approval and plans for interactions with health authorities

  • Perform clinical review and analysis of data listings, patient profiles, and essential study data within statistical reports and partner with Data Management in generating relevant queries

  • Participate in CRF design, review CRF design and completion instructions

  • Support CRD and Study Team with study start-up, site opening, study enrolment

  • Support Therapeutic Area leadership with cross-programs strategy,  and with evaluation of pre-clinical or clinical neurology drug opportunities, as needed


Scientific and Educational background

  • Advanced degree such as PhD, PharmD, or MD, in a Life Science or Health Science related field. MPH or Biomedical Science master combined with extensive drug development experience may be considered.

  • 5+ years of industry experience, including both research and clinical development. Academic clinical research may also be considered.

  • Proficient in clinical literatures and critical interpretation of clinical study results

  • Experience with supporting preparation and execution of Phase I/II/III clinical trials

  • Demonstrated understanding of the drug development process ; prior experience with regulatory Authority interactions for clinical trials is a plus

  • Strong scientific and academic background in neurology or neuroscience, additional expertise in neuroimmunology, neuroimaging or other related specialty area a plus

  • Knowledge of translational medicine and biomarkers

  • Strategic thinking in combination with understanding of up-to-date therapeutic landscape

  • Experience with basic statistical principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance

  • Experience with innovative and novel methodologies for clinical trials a plus (adaptive designs, digital, real world evidence, patient centered approaches)

Professional and behavioral competencies

  • Experience in successful collaboration with and leading cross-functional global teams of interdisciplinary professionals

  • Ability to integrate complex data and scientific concepts into clear written documents and presentation materials.

  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with all levels of personnel within the organization and with clients and collaborators (i.e., investigators, vendors and CROs)

  • Proven ability to manage projects/team of significant scope and complexity, while meeting all deliverables and timelines

  • Ability to drive and coordinate activities including prioritizing capacity, issue identification and resolution

  • Ability to motivate the team towards advancing the project according to milestones and delivering good quality data

  • Ability to work, network and communicate with a global product team, in an international matrix organization and across companies in co- development projects

  • Open, transparent, collaborative working style

  • Good leadership, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills (oral and written)

  • Good problem-solving, conflict-resolution and decision-making skills

  • Strategic thinking, analytic and synthetic capacity

  • Team spirit and flexibility with strong motivation to bring important medical advances to patients

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