Clinical Trial Specialist - Temporary - Novato, CA | Biospace
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Clinical Trial Specialist - Temporary

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Novato, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Clinical Operations, Clinical Trial,

Job Description

Why Join Us?

Ultragenyx is a clinical stage biotechnology company committed to bringing to market novel products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare diseases with an initial focus on serious debilitating metabolic genetic diseases. Founded in 2010, the company has rapidly built a diverse portfolio of both large and small molecule candidates with the potential to address diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, the biology for treatment is clear, and for which there are no approved therapies.

Come join our team during this exciting time of growth and opportunities!

We are headquartered in Novato, CA, 25 miles north of San Francisco and also have an office in Brisbane, California.


The Clinical Trial Specialist (CTS) is responsible for providing logistical support for one or more clinical trial programs.  This position will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure site start-up through close-out activities are conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and applicable regulations governing the conduct of clinical trials.  The core duties and responsibilities of the CTS include, but are not limited to:


•   Actively involved in the performance of study feasibility assessments
•   Develop and review study documents (e.g., site instructions, diaries, lab manual, Pharmacy Binder, Study Management Plan, etc.) and clinical site documents (e.g., site specific informed consent forms)
•   Manage the collection, review and approval of regulatory documents from clinical sites
•   Coordinate investigational product release activities across clinical sites
•   Manages and tracks study specific payments
•   Create study-specific site budgets
•   Initiate, maintain and reconcile the Trial Master File
•   Assists in the preparation of Investigator and Study Coordinator Meetings
•   Set-up and maintain tracking systems (e.g., CTMS), tools and report study metrics to support the clinical trial programs
•   Coordinate communication of tracking information within the study team and to the clinical sites
•   Develop and review Standard Operating Procedures
•   Serve as a subject matter expert for the CTS role on initiatives and working groups
•   Mentor Clinical Trial Associates
•   May be responsible for the following activities:
•   Manage ancillary vendors, such as a specialty lab
•   Assist with study-specific training of Clinical Research Associates
•   Perform site initiation, routine monitoring and close-out visits at a limited number of clinical sites, as well as co-monitoring with Clinical Research Associates
•   Review site visit reports, under the direction of the Clinical Program Manager or designee
•   Negotiate aspects of study-specific site budgets


•   Bachelor degree or equivalent is required (scientific or healthcare discipline preferred)
•   1+ years of experience in clinical trial coordination and/or site management
•   Understanding of study phases and general knowledge of how they apply to clinical development
•   Working knowledge of ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines
•   10-30% travel may be required

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.