Associate Director, Clinical Operations - 2 - Parsippany, NJ | Biospace
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Associate Director, Clinical Operations - 2

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Associate, Clinical Operations, Director,

Job Description

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with over 5,700 employees in nearly 60 countries. In the United States, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health (infertility), urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women’s health (obstetrics/gynecology) and orthopaedics.  Ferring’s US operations employ approximately 800 people.

People Come First At Ferring. The Ferring Philosophy places people at the heart of what we do. This guides our relations with patients, physicians, employees, and other stakeholders. We invite you to share our passion for people and the power of science.


Management of all aspects of clinical operations for all US Clinical Development Global and/or Local projects to support the Business Plan.  Responsible for ensuring consistency of clinical operations processes across teams/regions in relation to trial operations, training and audit activities.


•   Continuous evaluation of clinical trial operations processes to identify and address strength and weakness to maintain a competitive advantage
•   Work effectively with other internal disciplines to enhance the efficiency of the conduct of clinical trials collaborating extensively to obtain functional input on all activities related to initiatives, processes, tools and systems
•   Ensure clinical studies are conducted according to ICH standards and competent authorities requirements by implementing best practices and strict adherence to GCP process
•   Ensuring inspection readiness of  the Team and the studies
•   Participate in the selection and cost effective management of external vendors assessing the quality and aligning with the program budgets
•   Review operational aspects of clinical protocols and provide oversight for trial implementation activities
•   Overview that study budgets/forecasts and timelines are kept and updated if necessary
•   Mentor and develop Clinical Operations Managers, Associates and other job roles related to Clinical Operations to expand employee performance levels and assure retention of high performing individuals



•   10 years of relevant work experience with at least 5 years at biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO within clinical development or related functions
•   Batchelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent is required, Advanced degree preferred
•   Previous experience with a team of direct and indirect reports
•   Excellent Clinical Project management leadership skills
•   Excellent strategic skills with the ability to influence decisions at a senior level, both internally and externally, and to communicate complex issues in a sound and understandable way.
•   Experience with clinical operation infrastructure including writing, developing and implementing development tools and SOPs.
•   Comprehensive understanding of Pharmaceutical requirements and impact on clinical trail operations
•   Proficiency in MS Office package MS Access, MS Excel and MS Project.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer.  EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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